Podcast: My Interview With Steve Blank On Entrepreneurship, Minorities In Tech and Accelerators

In November 2015 I had the chance to be interviewed by my friend and mentor Steve Blank as a guest on the Entrepreneurs are Everywhere radio show. The Entrepreneurs are Everywhere show airs weekly on SiriusXM Channel 111 (airing weekly Thursdays at 1 pm Pacific, 4 pm Eastern.) Steve is the creator of the Lean Startup movement, author of Startup Owners Manual and Four Steps To The Epiphany.

The show follows the journeys of founders sharing their experiences of what it takes to build a startup – from restaurants to rocket scientists, to online gifts to online groceries and more. The [...]

My Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Story on Steve Blank’s SiriusXM Radio Show


Steve Blank is a legend in the startup world. Steve is the creator of the Lean Startup movement, author of Startup Owners Manual and Four Steps To The Epiphany. I first met Steve in 2012 as he advised the very first pilot of the Startup Weekend NEXT program. Then we participated on a panel together at Stanford in the same year. Our friendship began after that. In 2014 I asked Steve to be an advisor to BUILDUP. BUILDUP is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit designed to support an inclusive ecosystem of entrepreneurs focused on building new technologies to solve the world’s most critical [...]

BUILDUP Radio Podcast Special Episode – Interview with Rev. Jesse Jackson On Diversity and Inclusion In Tech

BUILDUP co-hosted a Diversity and Inclusion in Tech roundtable with Rev. Jesse Jackson at Galvanize. Prior to the roundtable, BUILDUP General Partner Wayne Sutton had the opportunity to interview Rev. Jesse Jackson. During the interview Rev. Jackson discussed everything from Selma, why is he involved in tech space and Black History Month. You can watch the video interview here, Interview With Rev. Jesse Jackson On Diversity And Inclusion In Tech, Politics And Black History Month

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#RootChat Recap on Innovation and Young People

This month TheRoot published a series called the 2015 Young Futurists. It's a great list of young African-American kids who are shaping the future of America in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.(STEM), media, entertainment, culture and entrepreneurship.

Last week TheRoot ask me to participate in a #rootchat Twitter chat sharing my journey and encouraging more young people to be innovative. Below is a recap of the #rootchat.

BUILDUP Radio Episode 3 – What Angel Investors Look For In Founders with Manny Fernandez

“Ask for money, and get advice
Ask for advice, get money twice”
-- PitBull

One of BUILDUP goals is to connect founders with angel investors. One of the rising stars in the angel investment community is the highly connected Manny Fernandez. Many is the Co-Founder/ CEO of DreamFunded. DreamFunded is the only equity based platform that delivers top quality deals with completed due diligence reports to accredited investors, using proprietary algorithms to match member preferences to deal flow.

Manny Fernandez is a Stanford University educated angel investor and a serial [...]

BUILDUP Interview with Rev. Jesse Jackson on Diversity and Inclusion In Tech, Politics and Black History Month

Last week BUILDUP co-hosted a Diversity and Inclusion in Tech roundtable with Rev. Jesse Jackson at Galvanize. Prior to the roundtable, BUILDUP General Partner Wayne Sutton had the opportunity to interview Rev. Jesse Jackson. During the interview Rev. Jackson discussed everything from Selma, why is he involved in tech space and Black History Month. You can watch the interview below.

You can view photos from the event on the Event Photos: Diversity and Inclusion Technology Round Table With Rev. Jesse Jackson at Galvanize in San Francisco post.

BUILDUP Event Photos: Diversity and Inclusion Technology Round Table With Rev. Jesse Jackson at Galvanize in San Francisco

Last week BUILDUP co-hosted a Diversity and Inclusion Technology Round Table With Rev. Jesse Jackson at Galvanize in San Francisco. Prior to the roundtable, BUILDUP General Partner Wayne Sutton had the opportunity to interview Rev. Jesse Jackson. You can watch the interview here.

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