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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September 21, 2021 39 min

Ita Ekpoudom is partner at Gingerbread Capital, and her mission is to engage, educate, and elevate the next generation of successful women business leaders and investors. She holds an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a certificate in Finance, from Princeton University.

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Al Harrington and Wilson Chandler are both former NBA players turned businessmen. John Monopoly is Kanye West’s manager. The partners joined forces to work together on expanding the current 3% market share of the cannabis industry that is owned by black people. 

On this episode, the entrepreneurs and investors talk with Will Lucas about Village, the largest, national conglomerate for black-owned cannabis brands and Nobody’s Home, a ...

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Clarence Bethea is founder and CEO of Upsie, a technology company offering consumers an alternative when purchasing extended warranties for electronics like mobile devices and home appliances.

He recently closed an $18 million Series A funding round.

On this episode, Clarence speaks with Will Lucas about raising large startup financing rounds, capital intensive launch strategies, and how to make warranties sexy.

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J. Carter is co-founder and chief marketing officer of the One Music Fest, one of the ONLY existing Black owned live music events in the country. He’s found a ton of success with his event expertise finding partnerships with some of the biggest global brands like Adidas, MillerCoors, BMW, Heineken and more.

On this episode, J. Carter speaks with Will Lucas about venture capital for entertainment, AR & VR for live events, and how...

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A. Donahue Baker, co-founder and CEO at Money Avenue teaches Entrepreneurship at Morehouse College and is also a Certified Public Accountant that specializes in helping clients create generational wealth through real estate acquisitions and entrepreneurial investment opportunities.

On this episode, A. Donahue speaks with Will Lucas about how to leverage the tax code for personal benefit, the importance of life insurance at all ages,...

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Tiffany Aliche, founder of “The Budgetnista”, is an award-winning teacher of financial education, and America's favorite personal financial educator. She is the author of Get Good with Money (a New York Times Bestseller), The One Week Budget, and the Live Richer Challenge series.

On this episode, Tiffany talks with Will Lucas about how to develop a content strategy that gets attention, LLC Twitter and the Tax Code, and bootstrap...

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Pierre Laguerre is CEO and Founder at Fleeting, a commercial fleet management and services company and the first Black man ever to raise more than $1 million from a crowdfunding campaign.

On this episode, he speaks with Will Lucas about how tech can avoid displacing people while still aiming for disruption, how technology improves logistics and the wealth opportunity for truckers, and why autonomous trucks are still 20 years out.

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Malcolm Etheridge is a certified financial planner, speaker and blogger. His areas of expertise include retirement planning, investment portfolio development, tax planning, insurance, stock options and other executive benefits.

On this episode, Malcolm speaks with AfroTech's Will Lucas about who qualifies for equity at a startup, understanding the value of your shares, and paper millionaires.

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Bärí A. Williams is COO of Bandwagon Fan Club. Inc., a data and identity analytics tech company focused on the sports and entertainment space, and a diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility consultant. Prior to Bandwagon, she held executive roles at companies like All Turtles, StubHub and Facebook.

On this episode, Bari speaks with Will Lucas about how artificial intelligence can be biased, the real meaning of DEI, a...

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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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