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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

Dr. Sonja Ebron - Courtroom5

6/11/2021
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 Sonja and Dan discussed: Dr. Sonja Ebron Co-founder and CEO of Courtroom5, a company that makes an automated legal toolbox that helps people represent themselves in court. Sonja has one of the amazing backgrounds, engineering academia, a repeat entrepreneur, but...

Duration:00:52:25

Amira Rasool - The Folklore

5/29/2021
The Plug Delivering clear analysis and powerful insights on what's shaping the Black innovation economy. Get your annual subscription to The Plug at tpinsights.com In this episode Amira and Dan discussed: Amira Rasool is the Founder and CEO of The Folklore, an omnichannel platform that is bringing luxury and emerging designer brands from Africa online for the first time. Amira has that fearlessness that just draws you in. She says it got her in trouble when she was younger, but we're...

Duration:00:59:23

Stephen Ajayi - YearOne

5/13/2021
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Trajectory: Startup - Ideation to Product/Market Fit A brand new book by entrepreneur and investor Dave Parker. This hot-off-the-presses publication is THE playbook for those at the earliest stages of the startup journey. Or even if you are just contemplating the jump to entrepreneurship. To get this great resource, go to dkparker.com or find anywhere you buy books. In this episode Stephen and Dan discussed: Stephen Ajayi is the Co-Founder and CEO of...

Duration:00:51:32

Patrick Paul - Ikos

4/29/2021
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Trajectory: Startup - Ideation to Product/Market Fit A brand new book by entrepreneur and investor Dave Parker. This hot-off-the-presses publication is THE playbook for those at the earliest stages of the startup journey. Or even if you are just contemplating the jump to entrepreneurship. To get this great resource, go to dkparker.com or find anywhere you buy books. In this episode Patrick and Dan discussed: Patrick Paul is the Co-Founder of Ikos, a...

Duration:00:50:40

Ashlee Ammons - Mixtroz

4/20/2021
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: AfriBlocks The global pan-African freelance marketplace and collaboration platform. Tell them "Dan sent you" for 10% off your first order. More at afriblocks.com Cascadia Cleantech Accelerator powered by VertueLab and CleanTech Alliance This 15-week program delivers mentorship, connections, funding opportunities, and more. For early-stage cleantech startups looking to launch and scale their businesses. Checkout at cascadiacleantech.org In this episode...

Duration:00:58:42

Evan Leaphart - Kiddie Kredit

3/26/2021
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Cascadia Cleantech Accelerator powered by VertueLab and CleanTech Alliance This 15-week program delivers mentorship, connections, funding opportunities, and more. For early-stage cleantech startups looking to launch and scale their businesses. Applications are open until April 16th. Don't miss out, apply today at cascadiacleantech.org AfriBlocks The global pan-African freelance marketplace and collaboration platform. Tell them "Dan sent you" for 10% off...

Duration:00:54:12

Ashlee Wisdom - Health in Her HUE

3/11/2021
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: The Plug Delivering clear analysis and powerful insights on what's shaping the Black innovation economy. Get your annual subscription to The Plug at tpinsights.com In this episode Ashlee and Dan discussed: Episode Shout Outs: Eddwina Bright (Co-founder) Females Founders Alliance Vital Voices Dr. Ivor Horn Ashlee Wisdom is the Founder and CEO of Health in Her HUE, a digital platform connecting black women to culturally competent healthcare providers,...

Duration:00:49:19

Genevieve Leveille - AgriLedger

2/26/2021
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Multicultural Mainstream: Reimagining Humanity and Technology A virtual venture conference hosted by the Columbia Venture Community Access great content and breakouts with venture capitalists. March 5-6th 2021 Check out bit.ly/CVCMM for tickets. Don't miss out! In this episode Genevieve and Dan discussed: Genevieve Leveille is the Founder and CEO of AgriLedger, a company that is revolutionizing the agriculture value chain using distributed ledger and...

Duration:00:56:35

Ayinde Alakoye - nēdl

2/11/2021
WE ARE BACK! WELCOME TO OUR NEW SERIES FOR 2021 OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Multicultural Mainstream: Reimagining Humanity and Technology A virtual venture conference hosted by the Columbia Venture Community Access great content and breakouts with venture capitalists. March 5-6th 2021 Check out bit.ly/CVCMM for early-bird tickets. Don't miss out! In this episode Ayinde and Dan discussed: Episode Shout Outs: WOTP Backstage Capital Sweet Capital Ayinde Alakoye is the Founder and...

Duration:00:54:09

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