Volume 13: A Look into Afrotech 2018; On meeting Backstage Capital’s Arlan Hamilton, gems from Everett Taylor, and why we’re looking forward to Afrotech 2019
November 8-11, 2018 Afrotech returned to San Francisco for another year. Fredia and Jena made the mandatory mission across the Bay Bridge to The Palace of Fine Arts to join 3,998 other black folks for the biggest and blackest tech conference the world’s ever seen. Afrotech was an ocean of community, a tidal wave of black success. Both hosts were mesmerized by the abundance of folks who flew in from around the world: CEO’s, coders, entrepreneurs, investors, designers, and innovators packed the venue from wall to wall.
Volume 12: A look into Building Local Partnerships @ Women’s Audio Mission’s 15 Year Anniversary
With any business, passion project, or side hustle the need for partnership is persistent and real. In this episode Jena and Fredia talk through the methodology for securing their first local partner: how they conceptualized the pitch, the services they offered, and what they guaranteed their client. In this case, the client was Women's Audio Mission (WAM), a Bay Area-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing women in music production and the recording arts.
Volume 11: A Look into Securing the Bag: Finding a co-founder, raising capital, and the waves of entrepreneurship
For the season II finale of It's A Look, Fredia and Jena sat down with Marcus Carey, co-founder, of Homage Hospitality Group. Homage Hospitality, founded in 2016, is on course to open a series of hotels around the country. We sat down with Marcus Carey to talk about what it means to create a product for the culture, transferring to a growth mindset, and how he and his co-founder built Homage from the ground up.