Founders Episodes

July 22, 2021

#23: Why this 23 year old turned down an offer at Google to start his own nonprofit ft. Jehron Petty

My guest for this episode is Jehron Petty. Jehron graduated from Cornell University last year and instead of taking a product management job at Google he decided to follow his entrepreneurial passion. At just 23 years old, Je...

Founders Social Entrepreneurs

April 21, 2021

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

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. ...

Founders Product Management Financial Tech

April 06, 2021

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

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 h...

Founders AI/ML

February 10, 2021

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

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 indu...

Engineering Founders

January 19, 2021

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

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 problem...

Social Entrepreneurs Engineering Education Founders Social Good

January 06, 2021

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

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. Sh...

Education Founders Social Entrepreneurs Venture Capital Social Good

December 18, 2020

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

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 Engine...

Founders Engineering

December 11, 2020

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

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 pro...

Founders Engineering

October 27, 2020

#8: Orion Brown - Solopreneur and Founder of BlackTravelBox

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 trav...

Founders Business/Non-technical

October 13, 2020

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

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 cr...

Founders Social Entrepreneurs Social Good

October 06, 2020

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

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 "tr...

Product Management Founders

September 23, 2020

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

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 start...

Venture Capital Social Entrepreneurs Founders Social Good

September 15, 2020

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

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 c...

Founders Business/Non-technical

September 06, 2020

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

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 lead...

Founders Product Management

July 17, 2020

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

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 fashionab...

Founders Engineering