Founders Episodes

Founders Product Management Financial Tech

#21: Daniel Jimenez - Product Manager and Founder of Debtly

April 21, 2021

My guest for this episode is Daniel Jimenez. Daniel is a growth manager at SqlDBM and founder of Debtly. In this episode, he talks about his deep interest in finance and how that interest sparked the founding of his company. We also discuss the difficulties that come with being a young start up fou…

Founders AI/ML

#20: Darius Gant - Founder of Tesoro AI and Tech Investor

April 6, 2021

My guest for this episode is Darius Gant. Darius is the founder of Tesoro AI, an artificial intelligence start up. He's also an investment professional, as well as a former professional basketball player. He talks about how his passion for basketball would change, and eventually evolve into a passi…

Engineering Founders

#15: Ifueko Igbinedion - CTO and Co-founder of Hairtelligence

Feb. 10, 2021

My guest for this episode is Ifueko Igbinedion. Ifueko is the CTO and co-founder of Hairtelligence: a black hair startup looking to innovate the beauty space by use of computer vision. She is an exceptional engineer with industry experience at Google and start ups that still struggles with imposter…

Social Entrepreneurs Engineering Education Founders Social Good

#14: Whitney Griffith - Pre-Med Student Turned Software Engineer at Microsoft and Social Entrepreneur

Jan. 19, 2021

My guest for this episode is Whitney Griffith. Whitney originally had plans to get into medicine, but her path took a different turn in which she discovered Computer Science at Howard University. She was amazed at the problems that can be solved with technology and eventually became obsessed with i…

Education Founders Social Entrepreneurs Venture Capital Social Good

#13: Heather Hiles - Founder and CEO of Imminent Equity and Board Member at Udemy

Jan. 6, 2021

My guest for this episode is Heather Hiles. Heather has over 30 years of experience in education. She founded non-profit and for-profit organizations in Break-the-Cycle, San Francisco Works, Pathbrite, and Imminent Equity. She is currently a board member at Udemy and Black Girls Code, as well as an…

Guest: Heather Hiles
Founders Engineering

#12: Tanaka Mutakwa - VP of Engineering at Names & Faces and Founder of NoDaysOff Lifestyle Brand

Dec. 18, 2020

My guest for this episode is Tanaka Mutakwa. Tanaka co-founded and runs a meetup group called Tech Leadership Meetup Cape Town: a community consisting of longtime, new, and aspiring technology leaders. He is also VP of Engineering at Names & Faces, in which he leads his team from Cape Town South Af…

Founders Engineering

#11: Charles Arday - Mindset and Well-being Coach and Co-Founder of Winie Inc

Dec. 11, 2020

My guest for this episode is Charles Arday. He is a mindset and wellbeing coach, as well as an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning hobbyist. Charles is also the current co-founder and CEO of Winie, a startup that provides support for entrepreneurs and merchants selling products based in Af…

Guest: Charles Arday
Founders Business/Non-technical

#8: Orion Brown - Solopreneur and Founder of BlackTravelBox

Oct. 27, 2020

In this episode, I speak with the Orion Brown, a solopreneur, who founded Black Travel Box. She breaks down her journey from being Pre-med to Brand Management, and how she discovered an opportunity from the booming black travel movement. She is a startup founder and brand management professional wi…

Guest: Orion Brown
Founders Social Entrepreneurs Social Good

#7: Chanel Power - Accessibility UX Researcher at Apple and Founder of Mentor Me, Chanel!

Oct. 13, 2020

Chanel has had extensive experience in STEM ever since she was a child, and is currently a UX researcher at Apple. She is a strong advocate for helping the black community and is the founder of Mentor, Me Chanel: a program created to provide young black professionals with the resources they need to…

Guest: Chanel Power
Product Management Founders

#6: Kenton Rowland - Product Management Leader and Founder of helloGROOV

Oct. 6, 2020

Kenton is a lover of technology and product manager with experiences at Cardinal Health, Eventbrite, and currently Groups360. Since high school he has grown as an entrepreneurial leader and proves you don't need to go the "traditional" routes to become a PM. He also is a co-founder of helloGROOV : …

Venture Capital Social Entrepreneurs Founders Social Good

#5: Dimitri Wheeler - Investment Banking and Private Equity Analyst and Founder of Equal Equity Impact

Sept. 23, 2020

Dimitri is an investment banking and private equity analyst with experiences at Goldman Sachs, Battery Ventures, and more. He is also a co-founder of Equal Equity Impact : an investment firm that specifically invests in startups founded by underrepresented groups which includes Black, Latinx, Women…

Founders Business/Non-technical

#4: Tiyani Majoko - Founder of Anu and Lawyer Who Came to the U.S. to Build and Scale Businesses

Sept. 15, 2020

Tiyani is an entrepreneurial lawyer from Africa, TEDx speaker, and content creator. She came to the U.S. to get her masters in law and business/entrepreneurship, and is currently a co-founder of Anu : a startup that aims to connect startups with quality legal services/resources using artificial int…

Guest: Tiyani Majoko
Founders Product Management

#3: Adam Thomas - A Positively Chaotic Product Management Leader and Founder

Sept. 6, 2020

Adam is a wartime product leader with 10 years of product experience and helps companies make more efficient software product teams. He also has experience as a startup founder, and loves to write on anything product and leadership specific to help others in the space. In this episode, we talk abou…

Guest: Adam Thomas
Founders Engineering

#1: Disheka Moore - Student Founder of EyeDriven and 2X Software Engineering Intern at Microsoft

July 17, 2020

Disheka Moore is a scholar, entrepreneur, and software engineer. She is currently a 2X Microsoft intern and founder of EyeDriven : a company that wants to protect your eyes from blue light while also making you look fashionable. In this episode she shares how she got started in Computer Science, he…

Guest: Disheka Moore