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Founders Unfound tells the stories of exceptional entrepreneurs and tech founders from underrepresented backgrounds – starting with founders of African descent. We have a regular podcast and complimentary blog created to shine a light on the broad spectrum that reflects all the diversity in entrepreneurship today. We spotlight entrepreneurs working on venture-worthy, big opportunity ideas. We know behind every founder team is an origin story that deserves to be boldly told. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Founders Unfound tells the stories of exceptional entrepreneurs and tech founders from underrepresented backgrounds – starting with founders of African descent. We have a regular podcast and complimentary blog created to shine a light on the broad spectrum that reflects all the diversity in entrepreneurship today. We spotlight entrepreneurs working on venture-worthy, big opportunity ideas. We know behind every founder team is an origin story that deserves to be boldly told. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United States

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Founders Unfound tells the stories of exceptional entrepreneurs and tech founders from underrepresented backgrounds – starting with founders of African descent. We have a regular podcast and complimentary blog created to shine a light on the broad spectrum that reflects all the diversity in entrepreneurship today. We spotlight entrepreneurs working on venture-worthy, big opportunity ideas. We know behind every founder team is an origin story that deserves to be boldly told. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English

Contact:

4257851544


Episodes

2020 Updates Epsiode PART 2

12/31/2020
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Founders Live the global venue for entrepreneurs to experience events, content, and community. Check out founderslive.com to join and to find a live event streaming from your city. In this episode: For our last episode of the year, we've brought together a handful of founders from our first 20 plus episodes. In this two-parter, we cover everything from fundraising, and running a business, to motivating employees, to finding time for self care and mental...

Duration:00:34:09

2020 Updates Episode PART 1

12/19/2020
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Founders Live the global venue for entrepreneurs to experience events, content, and community. Check out founderslive.com to join and to find a live event streaming from your city. In this episode: For our last episode of the year, we've brought together a handful of founders from our first 20 plus episodes. In this two-parter, we cover everything from fundraising, and running a business, to motivating employees, to finding time for self care and mental...

Duration:00:32:05

PREVIEW : 2020 Updates Episode

12/16/2020
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow! A preview of our Updates episode. We caught up with former guests to see where they are today and where they are headed for 2021. And we reflected on what will certainly be considered an historic year, 2020. Be sure to listen in. EPISODE drops December 18th! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:02:10

Founders Unfound Podcast Trailer

12/2/2020
Founders Unfound tells the stories of exceptional entrepreneurs and tech founders from underrepresented backgrounds – starting with founders of African descent. We have a regular podcast and complimentary blog created to shine a light on the broad spectrum that reflects all the diversity in startups today. Hosted by season tech entrepreneur Dan Kihanya (@dkihanya), the show explores the origin stories of under-the-radar tech entrepreneurs working on venture-worthy, big opportunity...

Duration:00:01:57

Abbey Wemimo - Esusu

11/26/2020
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Founders Live the global venue for entrepreneurs to experience events, content, and community. Check out founderslive.com to join and to find a live event streaming from your city. In this episode Abbey and Dan discussed: Episode Shout Outs: Samir Goel (Co-founder) Beth Noveck Acumen Global Good Fund Sinai Ventures Zeal Capital Partners Impact America Fund Abbey Wemimo is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Esusu, a revolutionary fintech platform...

Duration:00:35:29

PREVIEW: Abbey Wemimo - Esusu

11/24/2020
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow! Abbey Wemimo is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Esusu, the leading financial technology platform that leverages data solutions to empower tenants and improve property performance. Abbey was raised in Lagos Nigeria, came to the US for college, worked on Obama’s re-election campaign, launched his first start up, and even did a stint with Goldman Sachs - all this before starting Esusu with his co-founder Samir. Make sure to tune in to hear his...

Duration:00:00:59

Kirt Debique - SyncFloor

11/12/2020
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Black Women Talk Tech a collective of black women tech founders that exists to identify, support and encourage black women to build billion dollar businesses. BWTT is hosting Face of the Founder Summit on November 17th, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, and partners for an exciting gathering. Registration is free, but spots are limited. You don’t want to miss it! Sign up here! In this episode Kirt and Dan discussed: Episode Shout Outs: Kirby...

Duration:01:00:29

PREVIEW: Kirt Debique - SyncFloor

11/10/2020
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow! Kirt Debique is Co-Founder, CEO and CTO of SyncFloor, a company revolutionizing discovery and acquisition of music for productions of all types - from advertising and podcasting to filmmaking, TV and eSports. Kirt is a former, fast-rising exec at Microsoft and a founder of his own Indie music label. He has an amazing story that starts with coming to the US to attend college at 16! Make sure to tune in. FULL EPISODE drops November...

Duration:00:01:00

Bee Law - Quirktastic

10/29/2020
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Founders Live the global venue for entrepreneurs to experience events, content, and community. Check out founderslive.com to join and to find a live event streaming from your city. In this episode Bee and Dan discussed: Episode Shout Outs: Digital Undivided Snap's Yellow Accelerator UNC Charlotte 5-star reviewer: Jean-Que, Artiste Pro Bee Law is the Founder and CEO of Quirktastic (soon to be QuirkChat), a networking platform where geeks and hobbyists...

Duration:00:59:49

PREVIEW: Bee Law - Quirktastic

10/27/2020
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow! Bee Law is Founder and CEO of Quirktastic, a social video and networking platform where geeks and hobbyists can join fandom communities and create collaborative video. Bee is a former cytogenetic scientist turned entrepreneur, and Quirktastic with its 200,000+ online followers has been featured in Essence Magazine, TechCrunch and Forbes. Tune in to hear her amazing story. FULL EPISODE drops October 29! See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:00:00:59

October - Quick Break

10/15/2020
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow! Hey Unfound Nation! Can't believe it's already October, 2020. What a year...relentless. At Founders Unfound, we've been working hard to consistently put out episodes all year. The team wanted just a brief break before we finish strong for the year. Don't worry, we will have a new episode ready to go at the end of the month. In the meantime, please take the opportunity to listen to one of our first 20 episodes that you haven't enjoyed...

Duration:00:01:07

Jim Gibbs - MeterFeeder

10/1/2020
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: The Plug a media company that lives at the intersection of data and diversity for the startup and tech communities. Check it out at tpinsights.com ; Use code UNFOUND to save $10 on an annual subscription. In this episode Jim and Dan discussed: Episode Shout Outs: Branding Brand Y Combinator Startup Boost Brookhaven National Laboratory Jim Gibbs is Co-founder and CEO of MeterFeeder, a company that predicts parking availability, and enables vehicles to...

Duration:00:55:25

Happy International Podcast Day 2020

10/1/2020
Happy Podcast Day everyone! A big shoutout to all the great podcasters out there. And thanks to our audience, staff, and our great founder guests! - Dan Kihanya, Host See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:01:30

PREVIEW: Jim Gibbs - MeterFeeder

9/29/2020
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow! Jim Gibbs is Co-founder and CEO of MeterFeeder, a company that predicts parking availability, and enables vehicles to pay for parking with no human interaction. Jim is a brilliant coder and visionary. And he’s out to convince us that...it isn’t even a question - Pittsburgh is the place to be! Make sure to listen in to learn how this developer, who’s built code for the likes of USA Today and America Eagle, set out to re-imagine the...

Duration:00:00:58

Tim Salau - Guide

9/17/2020
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: The Plug a media company that lives at the intersection of data and diversity for the startup and tech communities. Check it out at tpinsights.com ; Use code UNFOUND to save $10 on an annual subscription. In this episode Tim and Dan discussed: Episode Shout Outs: Taban Cosmos Backstage Capital Tim Salau has that crazy positive energy. It comes through like a smile over the microphone. Tim is one of those folks...after a conversation with him, you just...

Duration:00:49:13

PREVIEW: Tim Salau Guide

9/15/2020
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow! Known as Mr. Future of Work,Tim Salau is founder and CEO of Guide, a platform for bite-size learning and talent development for enterprise remote teams. Tim has built a movement around learning and growth, with a Facebook community topping 300,000 worldwide. He's got his own live show and is a much-sought after speaker and workplace consultant. In the meantime, Tim share's his founder journey with us. You don't want to miss it! FULL...

Duration:00:00:59

Su Sanni Dollaride

8/27/2020
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: VertueLab a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic entrepreneurial support to cleantech startups. This September their annual summit, Fuel 2020, is going digital, spanning over two weeks with short events every day. At Fuel 2020 you'll connect with future-focused entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and more. Founders Unfound listeners: Use the code FOUNDERSFRIEND for 20% off your ticket. Learn more at 2020fuel.org The...

Duration:00:52:27

PREVIEW: Su Sanni Dollaride

8/25/2020
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow! Sulaiman "Su" Sanni is founder and CEO of Dollaride. a company helping to solve mobility and transportation for communities that are under-served by public transit. Dollaride is starting in New York, helping to make routes and pickups much more efficient for the city's famous Dollar Vans. Su estimates that there 100 BILLION trips annually through these informal transit vehicles across the globe. He's out to That is why his...

Duration:00:00:59

Tiffany Kelly Curastory

8/13/2020
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: VertueLab a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic entrepreneurial support to cleantech startups. This September their annual summit, Fuel 2020, is going digital. At Fuel 2020 you'll connect with future-focused entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and more. Founders Unfound listeners: Use the code FOUNDERSFRIEND for 20% off your ticket. Learn more at 2020fuel.org BLCK VC Connect up at blackvc.com or follow @BLCKVC for more...

Duration:00:54:40

PREVIEW: Tiffany Kelly Curastory

8/11/2020
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow! Tiffany Kelly is founder and CEO of Curastory, a company that makes it easy to get started in video. They allow creators to upload, edit, find a sponsor, and distribute video with one click to their social channels, all 100% free. Curastory is launching with a target market where they have a monopoly and recent national approval - professional and NCAA student athletes. And Tiffany is fresh off raising her pre-seed round using...

Duration:00:00:59