Black Tech Green Money

Black Tech Green Money

Black Tech Green Money presents the stories of successful Black entrepreneurs and technologists, as well as actionable advice and wealth-building strategies from a Black perspective.Hosted by Will Lucas (@willlucas), an entrepreneur, content creator, and Brand Manager at AfroTech, the world's largest Black tech digital platform and conference, Black Tech Green Money is THE podcast for Black entrepreneurs and moguls in the making.

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July 20, 2021 43 min

Jeff Osuji is a serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder at Eventnoire, a technology start-up and event ticketing platform that seeks to support and promote Black enterprises and cultural events.

On this episode, Jeff speaks with Will Lucas about discrimination in the events industry, how startups can make power moves in the same waters with bigger fish, and how promoters can leverage data to engage bigger audiences.

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Ayinde Alakoye is founder and CEO at Nēdl, the live audio platform where anyone can create a live call-in radio show that transcribes, amplifies & monetizes words as they're spoken. Nēdl also serves as an AI-powered search engine for live audio broadcast. Ayinde served as a speech contributor and message advisor to Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election campaign.

On this episode, Ayinde speaks with Will L...

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Bimma Williams is a creative industry leader, former executive at Nike, Yeezy (Adidas) and Saucony. Currently, he runs the #1 iTunes rated career podcast, 'Claima', which is a career discovery podcast to help Black and Brown creatives discover their dream careers.

On this episode, Bimma talks with Will Lucas about the institutional constrains to building big brands, how design collaborations work, and how creatives claim a s...

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Dr. Key Hallmon is the founder and CEO of The Village Market, and cultivates events to provide a platform for socially-conscious, black-owned startups and entrepreneurs to get support, build community, and showcase their products and services.

On this episode, Dr. Key talks with Will Lucas about 'Support' as a verb, strategies to building community around commerce, and how communities can replicate Atlanta's Black busine...

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Hajj Flemings is the founder at Rebrand Cities, a global civic design partnership with WordPress.com which holds the audacious goal is to get 10,000 local small businesses online.

On this episode, Hajj speaks with Will Lucas about how to build a tech ecosystem anywhere, connecting the right players to build a tech ecosystem, and why Silicon Valley isn't the only place to find tech success.

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Tara Reed is a non-technical founder building software without writing code. She's the founder of 'Apps Without Code' the #1 online school for app entrepreneurs which helps anyone come up with a strong app idea, build it without writing code, and teaches them how to make money from their app idea.

On this episode, Tara speaks with Will Lucas about what's required to build an app, the difference between native apps an...

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Sterling Smith is the founder at Sandbox Commerce, which helps store owners launch e-commerce apps without having to learn to code, and in less than 10 minutes.

On this episode, Sterling chat's with Will Lucas about who needs a custom app and who doesn't, how to scale a small retail business by selling online, and how to gather and translate business data for financial wins.

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Harold Hughes is the Founder and CEO at Bandwagon, a venture-backed identity infrastructure company that helps its customers transparently manage, aggregate, and store valuable consumer identity data. He's also a prominent tech speaker, community builder and investor.

On this episode, Harold speaks with Will Lucas about how to avoid getting pigeon-hold as a Black founder, community building as a B2B company, and how to stop gett...

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Travis Montaque is the Founder and CEO of Holler, a messaging technology company that delivers content in messaging environments like texts, social media and payment apps.

On this episode, Travis chats with Will Lucas about how to bring empathy in technology, how emojis are a new language, and finding business success by leveraging third party apps.

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Davyeon Ross is the co-founder at ShotTracker, a sensor-based system that delivers statistics and analytics to sports teams, fans and broadcast networks instantly, and serves as an Entrepreneur In Residence at Coalition Venture Studio, an initiative launched by R/GA Ventures in support of Black founders.

On this episode, Davyeon talks with Will Lucas about how EIRs translate value for both startups and venture capitalists, how diver...

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Janell Stephens is the mix-master, founder and CEO at Camille Rose. She's been at the forefront of the radical shift in the billion dollar beauty industry, and has been an iconic trendsetter within the space. Her products are available in stores nationwide, including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sally’s Beauty, Whole Foods, Walgreens, CVS and more.

On this episode, Janell speaks with Will Lucas about how wellness brands can us...

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Damon Brown is a tech entrepreneur, author and speaker who helps side hustlers, solopreneurs, and other non-traditional creatives bloom. He co-founded the popular platonic connection app Cuddlr and led it to acquisition within a year, all while being the primary caretaker of his infant first son.

On this episode, Damon talks with Will Lucas about how anyone can succeed in starting their own venture.

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Modern renaissance man Chris Classic is an American Music Award winning recording artist, social media influencer and business owner. He's the founder the lifestyle brand Savoir Faire, which features a signature fragrance and personal accessories.

Chris's music can be heard on several movie soundtracks including Alvin and the Chipmunks, Fifty Shades of Grey, Just Wright, Horrible Bosses and many more. And, the demand for his...

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Bharat Ramamurti, National Economic Council Deputy Director for the Biden Administration joins Will Lucas to talk about The American Jobs Plan President Joe Biden is initiating to re-imagine the American Economy. 

On this special episode we discuss creating a new American economy, how Black entrepreneurs and techies can participate and win contracts, and the space for entrepreneurship when Black companies receive less venture fundin...

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Jessica O. Matthews is the Founder & CEO of Uncharted Power, an award-winning renewable power and sustainability company, now on the bleeding edge of creating smart cities around the world. The company was founded by Jessica when she was only 22 years old.

On this episode, Jessica speaks with Will Lucas about the trillion-dollar opportunity in smart cities and sustainable energy, where Black people are uniquely positioned to rei...

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Trell Thomas is the Founder of the Black Excellence Brunch, an annual event that gives #BlackExcellence a seat at the table. His work spans from career beginnings on the historic Obama Presidential Campaign in 2008 to overseeing talent relations and communication within some of the biggest brands at Viacom to perfectly aligning social good causes, corporations and celebrities.

On this episode, he chat's with Will Lucas about bet...

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DJ Don Cannon, CEO Kayla Shelton are the co-founders of TmrO App, an app that helps you book a creative freelancer within minutes. Cannon is a multiplatinum music producer, and Kayla is a former performer, and lifestyle entrepreneur.

On this episode, Don and Kayla join Will Lucas to discuss how creatives can capitalize on their skills without being beholden to big corporations, how creatives can be entrepreneurial without being entr...

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Black Tech Green Money is now part of the Black Effect Podcast Network! BTGM presents the stories of successful Black entrepreneurs and technologists, as well as actionable advice and wealth building strategies from a Black perspective.

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Arlan Hamilton is an investor and the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital which specializes in investing in Women, People of Color, and LGBT founders. She released her first book from Penguin Random House entitled It's About Damn Time, which is based on her personal journey into entrepreneurship and venture capital.


On this episode, Arlan speaks with Will Lucas about investing against the grain, who a person needs ...

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Isaac Hayes III, also known as Ike Dirty, is an American record producer, voice actor, and founder of Fanbase, a subscription-based social network that is helping users monetize their content. He chats with Will Lucas about how he raised more than $1mm via crowdfunding, and how Black people can finally monetize the culture we create.

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