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69 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Leadership Lessons: An Interview with Jill Johnson
Jill Johnson, founder of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), discusses the importance of mindset, relationship capital, and the difference between small business ownership and entrepreneurship. She is all about supporting Black and Brown female founders and creating a bridge between entrepreneurs and capital.
71 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Family Offices in the Funding Ecosystem
Family offices - private wealth management for ultra-high net worth individuals - make investments, donate dollars, and have the kind of flexibility that other institutional investors may not have. In this episode, the GFGF crew explores with our guest, Karen Wawrzaszek, Principal with SBSB Financial Advisors, how family offices work, how founders can find family offices to work with, and the possibilities for how family offices may change the funding landscape.
54 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Mac and the Search for the RareBreed Entrepreneur
On today’s episode of Get Found, Get Funded, we speak to our very own McKeever Conwell about his new fund RareBreed Ventures. We touch on his background, how he created RareBreed Ventures, and how he uses Twitter to help other entrepreneurs.
56 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Funding Source: CDFIs Offer Support for Businesses
A ‘hidden’ resource for funding small businesses - CDFIs. In this episode, we talk to Harold Pettigrew, the Executive Director of WACIF, a D.C. metropolitan area leading Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI). Learn more about the importance of the relationship between CDFIs and the community, how CDFIs get funded, and at what point an entrepreneur can seek funding from the institution.
77 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Buying Black: The Importance of Spending with Black Businesses.
Black-owned businesses need fuel to sustain, grow, and hire. If we support eliminating the Black wealth divide, we need to commit to buying from Black businesses. Our guest Kezia Williams, the founder of the Black UpStart, launched a new movement called "My Black Receipt" to promote buying from Black-owned businesses. She asks all communities (Black and Allies' alike) to commit to showing support from Juneteenth through July 6, by buying from Black businesses and then uploading the receipt online. In this episode, we discuss how Kezia started The Black UpStart and My Black Receipt, and the importance of buying, creating, and hiring in the Black-owned space.
64 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Corporate Response to Black Lives Matter: How PayPal Stepped Up.
Lisha Bell, one of the most senior executives at PayPal’s family of companies, felt empowered to speak up on behalf of her black colleagues in the workplace. The effect of her actions caused PayPal to join other major corporations who made donations in the black community in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement. The news of pledging over $500 million broke the internet as PayPal chose to support minority-owned businesses. Lisha joins us on today's show to discuss how the pledge came about, the difficulty – and necessity – of speaking out, and her thoughts on other corporations pledging to give money to the black community in the wake of police brutality.
36 minutes | May 28, 2020
The Perfect Pitch: An interview with Mikea Hugley.
Learning how to pitch your ideas to the right people is one of the most critical and most stringent steps you can take for securing funding for your business. That’s why we are sitting down with our very own Mikea Hugley, who was one of the winners in the MICA’s Up/Start Pitch Competition for her new shoe company “Makers for Humankind.” We discuss how she came up with the idea for her company, the steps she took to win the competition, and what we can expect in the future.
37 minutes | May 7, 2020
Why Community Banks can be a better option for small businesses.
In the wake of the first round of PPP loans, GFGF co-hosts describe some of the issues that big banks had in administering the loans- and why Community banks may be a better option. With Congress releasing the second phase of a stimulus package for small businesses, it’s more important than ever to make sure your business has everything in place (even if you don’t need a loan). In today’s episode, we discuss a personal experience in applying for the PPP funds and how Main Street Bank was supportive.
41 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Pivoting in a time of COVID-19
As we all adapt to the new normal as presented by COVID-19, we come together virtually to discuss how the Coronavirus has affected us, our friends, and brainstorm strategies that entrepreneurs and small business owners could use to pivot during these unprecedented times.
51 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Pocket Palette: mastering product positioning, testing, and distribution
The hosts sit down with Lynda Peralta, founder of Pocket Palette, as well as Terrand Smith, a retail professional and CEO of 37 Oaks Consulting, LLC. In this episode, we discuss building Pocket Palette as a beauty brand that is about being accessible for the "on-the-go-woman." Lynda addresses the importance of the entrepreneur's gut and listening to your own messaging. Terrand reminds us that positioning for any product is essential. Finally, we talk about sales from distribution channels, the importance of testing, and staying focused on the problem you're trying to solve.
97 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Part One: Black and Brown Wealth
In light of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court hearing that pits cable giant Comcast against TV mogul Byron Allen, the hosts sat down with two veteran GFGF guests, Melissa Bradley of 1863 Ventures and Rashad Moore of the Score 3 Foundation for a special episode on the importance of black and brown participation in the financial and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
55 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
Financial Education for Athletes: Drew Hawkins and Edyoucore
In this Mac Moment, Drew Hawkins sits down with the hosts to discuss his work at Morgan Stanley and how that prepared him to found Edyoucore, which educates and equips and empowers individuals in sports and entertainment to make better financial, business, and lifestyle decisions.
65 minutes | Sep 10, 2019
Satoshi is Black: Sinclair Skinner on Bitcoin, blockchain and the evolving world of crypto
With bitcoin and blockchain on the rise, Sinclair Skinner, Co-Founder of BitMari, the largest Pan-African Bitcoin wallet provider, sat down to talk to the hosts about the growth and direction of this ever-expanding field in tech.
38 minutes | Sep 3, 2019
Financial Resources for Athletes: Amobi Okugo and A Frugal Athlete
Amobi Okugo of A Frugal Athlete sits down in this Mac Moment to talk about balancing life as a pro-athlete, an entrepreneur and a young investor. A Frugal Athlete is an online resource that highlights prudent financial decision-making among athletes.
68 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
Melissa Bradley of 1863 Ventures: Catalytic Change and the New Majority
Melissa Bradley of 1863 Ventures talks to the hosts about her journey and preparing future business leaders to tackle society's largest challenges to create a more inclusive, just and sustainable version of capitalism.
52 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
Kim Cayce: From professional golfer to Shark Tank, to Investor
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52 minutes | Aug 8, 2019
Storytelling and How Women are Reshaping the World
The senior healthcare space is ripe for innovation. In this episode, the hosts meet with Jay Newton-Small, founder of MemoryWell to discuss how her family inspired her move from journalism to founding a startup that helps to preserve the stories and integrity of Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
56 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
A new ecosystem for Fashion Start-ups
The intersection of Fashion and Technology continues to grow and transform how we shop, style, and coordinate our clothes and accessories. Today we are going to talk with Lisa Morales-Hellebo about surviving your first cohort, sustainable fashion and that it's never too late to start your own business.
46 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
Host Hour: Market Research
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72 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
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