How President Obama’s Timeline of Hope Inspired Me To Create An Inclusive Tech Ecosystem

During President Obama eight years of being President of the United States of America I had the opportunity to visit the White House three times. Each time was related to work I've been doing to create a diverse and inclusive tech culture. But the journey began eight years ago.

Like many African-Americans before my generation if you would have told me I would see a black president in my lifetime I would not have believed you. Growing up as a black man from a small town, Teachey, NC with a population of 200, if you would have told me I would visit the White House not once but three times [...]

2017 – Plan. Execute. Repeat!

2016 taught me that I could hope, only to be slowly crushed by a thousand paper cuts. 2016 showed me I could work towards change but continue to fill a pinch of pain constantly breaking me. Now I have a choice. I can choose to focus on the pain or can focus on healing. I choose to fight back. 2016 also showed me the pain can make me stronger.

How To Embrace Being An Introvert Entrepreneur

A term introduced by the psychologist Carl Jung to describe a person whose motives and actions are directed inward. Introverts tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings and minimize their contact with other people.

If you were to ask me if I was an introvert vs extrovert before 2015 I would have said I'm an extrovert. I have spoken at over 100+ tech meetups, conferences and events. I've organized conferences that has 1000 plus attendees and attended large events such as SXSW and CES with over 50K attendees. I've been active on social media before it was called social [...]

11 Mobile Apps To Keep Entrepreneurs Mentally Stable and Healthy

as an entrepreneur has its ups and downs. You can be celebrating small success milestones one month and the next looking for customers. Some people even say you have to be a little crazy to be an entrepreneur as life is not always as glamorous as projected in tech media. Where it's easy to get caught up raising venture capital and the opportunity of success without considering the risk. Sadly for some entrepreneurs the risk can be your overall health mentally or physically.

As a "serial entrepreneur" and someone who has founded multiple incubators & programs for early stage startups I [...]