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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August 9, 2022 31 min

Kai bond is an investor, founder and entrepreneur and serves as partner at Courtside VC which focuses on sports, gaming, and fitness verticals.

On this episode, Kai speaks with AfroTech's Will Lucas about the differences between sports of yesteryear, and the sports of today - and why the sports of today, is ripe for innovation in ways it's never been before.

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Julian Aikens is founder at W3 Sports and Terance Mann plays for the LA Clippers
Episode Description: Julien Aiken is founder at W3 Sports, a web3 consulting firm working to bridge the gap between athletes and brands of the new internet. And, Terence Mann is an NBA player, currently serving on the Clippers roster.

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July 26, 2022 40 min

Nash Ahmed is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Undock, an AI meeting platform built for the future of work. He recently raised a $1.6M seed round to put some fuel in the tank to grow the business. I asked Nash about how, previous to founding Undock, he found himself running multiple small businesses at once, and how running those businesses led him to founding Undock.

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Mercedes Bent is a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, a multi-stage venture capital firm with offices around the world, including Silicon Valley, Israel, China, India, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Previously she served as an executive at a VR startup and a General Manager at General Assembly (acquired, 2018) where she oversaw a multi-million dollar business line.

On this episode, we talked about what industry accelerations happ...

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Natasha Eubanks is an entrepreneur, content creator, founder and editor in chief at TheYBF, which is a go-to site to learn the scope on your favorite celebrities. Young Black and Fabulous is one of the hottest Black celebrity gossip sites on the planet, and millions of readers per month sip the tea on her platform.

On this episode from AfroTech 2020 in the metaverse, we talked with Natasha about building an imprint that can stand t...

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Andrew Hawkins, aka Hawk, is a former NFL wide receiver, having played 6 seasons in the league with teams like Bengals, the Browns, and the Patriots. Today, he’s a media personality AND co-founder at Status Pro, an athlete led technology company, which makes software for training and consumer entertainment. 

On this episode, Hawk speaks with AfroTech's Will Lucas about how to secure A-List celebrity investors, NFL contracts, an...

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Merline Saintil is founder at Black Women on Boards, and herself sits on 6 boards of directors. and was on the board of 4 companies that IPO’d in 2021.

On this episode, Merline discusses taking a company across the IPO finish line, and thoughtful perspectives from an experienced Black director, and the red flags you’ll want your antennas up for should you decide to consider board service.

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Nick Caldwell is, at the time, Vice President of Engineering at Reddit, one of the largest online community platforms, and the 9th most visited website in the world. Today, Nick is a General Manager at Twitter, having just recently been promoted from Vice President of engineering at Twitter.

On this episode from AfroTech 2017, Nick talks about how we increase our representation of Black senior leaders in engineering departments.

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Ollen Douglas is Managing Partner at Motley Fool Ventures which is an early stage technology focused venture fund focused on companies at the series A level. He previously served as a Chief Financial Officer, and parlayed his experiences to raising one of the largest venture funds to date.

On this episode from AfroTech World 2020, Ollen speaks with Blavity CEO Morgan DeBaun about fundraising keys, trends in VC, and the Black opport...

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Matthew Finney is a Data Scientist and Strategy Consultant at Harvard. There, he develops AI decision systems to help large organizations make an impact on their most challenging business and mission problems.

On this episode, Matthew speaks with AfroTech's Will Lucas about algorithmic bias and why we need more Black representation in data science roles.

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Tristan Walker is the Founder & CEO of Walker & Company Brands which include the brands Bevel and FORM, both designed to meet the health and beauty needs of people of color​. He’s also Founder and Board Chairman of CODE2040, which matches high performing Black and Latino undergraduate and graduate coders and software engineering students with Silicon Valley start-ups for internships. He sits on the Board of Directors for bo...

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Tamar Blue, is a Y Combinator alum and founder and CEO of MentalHappy– a mental health platform helping individuals overcome challenging life events via professionally-led peer support groups.

On this episode, Tamar speaks with AfroTech's Will Lucas about how tech can both positively and negatively impact mental health, the metaverse and it's potential impact on mental health, and the struggle to embrace being a tech startu...

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Sevetri Wilson is a serial entrepreneur and founder at Resilia, a New Orleans based technology startup that helps nonprofit organizations increase capacity and enable enterprises that deploy billions of dollars scale their impact.

On this episode, I talk with Sevetri about what the all-to-present bottlenecks and issues that keep non-profits from maximizing their impact, and how leveraging technology can help them grow, fundraise, a...

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We can’t have a conversation about wealth in the Black community without highlighting how Black women build it, as, there’s nuance. It’s different for Black people to build wealth than it is for white people, and it’s different for Black women that it often is for Black men.

On this episode, which is a conversation held at AfroTech Executive Brooklyn 2022, Morgan DeBaun, CEO at Blavity, hosts a conversation between Samantha Tweedy ...

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Ursula Burns was CEO of Xerox from 2009 to 2016, the first among black women to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and the first woman to succeed another as head of a Fortune 500 company.
 
Most pertinent to todays conversation is her board roles. Ms. Burns sat on the Boards of Directors for more than 15 companies, including Boston Scientific, the University of Rochester, the MIT Corporation, American Express, Exxon Mobile, Uber, Way...

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Jeff Staple is a creative visionary with work encompassing graphic design, fashion design, footwear design, and brand marketing. He is the founder of the REED ART DEPARTMENT (f.k.a. Staple Design) and has worked on creative projects ranging from startup brands to Fortune 100 companies. Jeff founded STAPLE in 1997, the NY-based pioneering streetwear brand with the now infamous “Pigeon” logo.

On this episode, Jeff talks his take on N...

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April 19, 2022 36 min

Metaverse, metaverse, metaverse. We hear this term almost daily now. But, what is it, especially when it comes to gaming?

On this episode from AfroTech World 2022, tap in to this conversation with 3 gaming, VR, and metaverse experts: Mary Spio, CEO & Founder at Ceek VR Metaverse, Erin Ashley Simon, Gaming and Entertainment Host, Co-Owner of Xset, and Chris Barbour, Director fo AR Content Business Dev & Partnerships at Meta

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You keep hearing people say 'DAO', but what exactly is it? Who can start one? Is there any money in it? Can I engage with my community better by using DAO technology?

On this episode, Will Lucas, Brand Manager at AfroTech, speaks with Derrick 'DT' Thomas, Founder and CEO at DAO Labs and co-creator of MiamiTechRuns and LATechRuns about how to start a DAO and how to create community in Web3.

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Building a large business in the beauty, barber, and wellness industries is no easy feat. These sectors are ripe for competition, and historically, don't scale.

On todays episode, Will Lucas, Brand Manager at AfroTech talks with entrepreneurs who've built million dollar enterprises in an industry that is known for being a hodge-podge of hustlers with no actual business operations to see how they did it, and you can too.

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Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of present day media mogul to get their hot takes on how you can find your way into brand deals, TV castings and paid influencer/celebrity status? On this episode, we tap in with Ahmed Islam, CEO at Ten35, a full-service advertising company that leans into culture, Michelle Ghee, CEO at Ebony / Jet, Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsey, CEO at MediaCo, and Detavio Samuels, CEO at REVOLT.

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