Episodes

#34: Talking "Tequity" with Microsoft LEAP Founder ft. William A. Adams

Aug. 27, 2022

William A. Adams is a software engineering and startup trailblazer, philanthropist, and co-founder of Microsoft’s LEAP program. It was a diversity and inclusion apprenticeship that has trained more than 30 cohorts of develop…

#33: A startup making borrowing money less awkward for 16,000+ people ft. Brian Bristol

Aug. 11, 2022

In this episode I have a conversation with Brian Bristol: founder and CTO of pigeon loans - the platform that makes lending and borrowing money easy between friends and family. We talk about how Pigeon Loans got started in 2…

Reasons to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone - Season 2 Key Highlights

April 11, 2022

#22: Nikolai Francis - Vice President of Product Management at WePay [00:40] #23: Why this 23 year old turned down an offer at Google to start his own nonprofit ft. Jehron Petty [01:55] #24: The dream of becoming a hacker an…

#30: How this vacuum salesman became a web developer ft. Cam Perry

March 29, 2022

Cam started off as a salesman going door to door selling vacuums, but when he discovered coding he realized that he could open up new doors for himself and make more money. He was a student at the Lamdba school coding bootca…

Founders Social Entrepreneurs Social Good

#29: The founding of Black Valley & the UK tech scene ft. Leke Sholuade

March 21, 2022

My guest for this episode is Leke Sholuade. Leke and I talk about his passion for tech, what influenced him to start the Black Valley program and what's the tech scene like in the UK. Leke started mentoring at University and…

Engineering Founders Venture Capital Social Good AI/ML

#28: Talking AI, AI ethics, and microinvesting ft. Chinasa T. Okolo

Jan. 24, 2022

My guest today is Chinasa T. Okolo. In this episode, Chinasa and I talk about her experience in tech, artificial intelligence, and most importantly, artificial intelligence ethics. She also goes over micro investing and how …

Engineering Social Good

#27: The power of community, leadership & work ethic ft. Gwladys Keubon

Jan. 21, 2022

My guest for this episode is Gwladys Keubon. Gwladys and I talk about what it means to be a leader, how her leadership experiences led her to Boeing, and what she does as an engineer. Gwladys majored in Chemical engineering …

Engineering Founders

#26: The journey from "Hello World" to major tech executive ft. Nick Caldwell

Dec. 20, 2021

My guest for this episode is Nick Caldwell. Nick and I talk about what motivated him to get into the tech space, what it takes to become a Black Executive and what he calls the happy to be here mentality when it comes to sta…

Founders Engineering

#25: Serial entrepreneur protecting companies from unethical hackers ft. Tiffany Ricks

Aug. 12, 2021

My guest for this episode is Tiffany Ricks. Tiffany has been in the tech industry for over 15 years with an expertise in software engineering and cybersecurity. Her love for cybersecurity originated when she worked at a comp…

Engineering

#24: The dream of becoming a hacker and escaping the traditional 9-5 ft. Samuel Bartels

Aug. 10, 2021

My guest for this episode is Samuel Bartels. Sam and I talk about what is was like trying to learn how to code in Ghana, the reason why he's worked remotely for various companies outside of doing a traditional 9-5 at a tech …

Founders Social Entrepreneurs

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

July 22, 2021

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, J…

Product Management

#22: Nikolai Francis - Vice President of Product Management at WePay

July 6, 2021

My guest for this episode is Nikolai Francis. Nikolai has been in product for over 15 years. He comes from a family of engineers and currently works at WePay as a Vice President of Product Management. Compared to what's cons…

Season 2 Launching This Summer!

May 28, 2021

Season 2 of The Black Enterprise Network is coming back this Summer and will feature 9 amazing black stories in tech! In the meantime, join our free Facebook group community ! Also be sure to check out the main podcast websi…

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.…

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 …

Engineering Social Good

#19: Shason Briscoe - Software Engineer at SurveyMonkey

March 30, 2021

My guest for this episode is Shason Briscoe. Shason is a Software Engineer at Survey Monkey and advocate for growing diversity in the tech industry, especially for the black community. He shares how he got interested in Sili…

Business/Non-technical

#18: Jaimon Mcmillian - Associate Inside Sales Representative at Dell Technologies

March 18, 2021

My guest for this episode is Jaimon Mcmillian. Jaimon is an incoming Associate Inside Sales Representative at Dell Technologies and a fellow MLTer. He shares his interest in the tech industry and how he got in from a non-tec…

Business/Non-technical

#17: Dr. Stevens Bonhomme - Client Success Manager at Microsoft

March 12, 2021

My guest for this episode is Dr. Stevens Bonhomme. Dr. Stephens is a Client Success Manager at Microsoft. In this episode, he shares what got him interested in Economics, why he moved from Haiti to the United States. He also…

Business/Non-technical

#16: Moby Howeidy - Internal Communications Specialist at Slack

Feb. 19, 2021

My guest for this episode is Moby Howeidy. Moby is an internal communication specialist at Slack and one of my many amazing mentors. He shares how he used his passion for writing and journalism to grow in his career, how he …

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 ind…

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 proble…