Ep. 89: Overcome Failures with Ashlee Ammons

Ep. 89: Overcome Failures with Ashlee Ammons

This week we are thrilled to feature Ashlee Ammons on our podcast.

Ashlee Ammons is the Co-Founder and the President of Mixtroz. She is the 38th Black Female to raise over $1M in pre-seed funding. Prior to co-founding Mixtroz with her mother, Kerry Schrader, Ashlee established a career as an Events Producer working with an impressive list of A-listers including Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jay-Z, as well as legacy brands like Moët Hennessy and Coca-Cola. Ashlee serves on the Executive Board of Tech Birmingham and is an Advisor to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center following her time on the NEC’s Board. Ashlee is a 2019 Birmingham Business Journal 40 Under 40 recipient as well as Birmingham 40 Under 40 of the decade and Business Journals National Rising Star. Ashlee and her mother were named “Powerful Women” by Entrepreneur Magazine on their inaugural list in November 2019. 

Tune into this week’s episode to learn more about overcoming failures.

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Ep. 88: Embracing Opportunities with Sophia Fairweather

Ep. 88: Embracing Opportunities with Sophia Fairweather

This week we are thrilled to feature Sophia Fairweather on our podcast.

Sophia Fairweather is the founder of Key-Angels.com.It  is a unique financing platform that connects single parent and zero parent families access to buying their first home. Sophia is also an award winner in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). At the age of  8, she was the youngest award recipient of the Women of Inspiration Awards for official Canada 150. Her influence space is diverse, from being a board member to an AWSN board member to an ERA Board member. She is also a Government Policy Influencer, an Entrepreneur, author, and contributor to community Now Magazine and UWN, a National Youth Ambassador for UWN, and a creator and moderator in the Peer to Peer JAM Role Model talks!

Tune into this week’s episode to learn more about Embracing opportunities.

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Ep. 87: Exhibiting Diverse Talent with Reetu Gupta

Ep. 87: Exhibiting Diverse Talent with Reetu Gupta

This week we are thrilled to feature Reetu Gupta on our podcast.

Reetu Gupta is the CEO and the Co-founder of Cirkled In, an award-winning, 21st-century recruitment platform for Kindergarten – College students to exhibit themselves in the best possible way and increase their success rate for all their applications – from college to jobs, internships, and scholarships. Before Cirkled In, Reetu spent 20 years in corporate America, from startups to Fortune 50 companies. Reetu earned her MBA (Valedictorian) in Technology Management from Foster School of Business at UW and MS and BS from NIT, India.

Tune into this week’s episode to learn more about Exhibiting Diverse Talent.

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Ep. 86: Exponential Learning with Tevah El Emmet

Ep. 86: Exponential Learning with Tevah El Emmet

This week we are thrilled to feature Tevah El Emmet “The Idea Man” on our podcast.

Tevah El Emmet is the Founder and CEO of Nspired Media, a platform that supports companies to optimize their social impact then uses that to market their business and increase profits. He also sits on the global advertising team at Facebook where he has been recognized by company VPs for being a founding team member of Facebook Elevate, Facebook’s global company program to train millions of black and Latinx-owned small businesses in marketing. Tevah has also advised US Congress on using economic policy to reverse the negative effects of inequalities faced by minority-owned businesses. He’s also spoken at Pixar, Stanford, Facebook, Yelp, and the Federal Reserve.

Tune into this week’s episode to learn more about education and exponential learning.

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Ep. 85: Building the Underlying Foundation with Anant Bhardwaj

Ep. 85: Building the Underlying Foundation with Anant Bhardwaj

This week we are thrilled to feature Anant Bhardwaj on our podcast.

Anant Bhardwaj is the Founder and CEO of Instabase, the horizontal application platform that employs deep learning to solve unstructured data problems. It has reimagined how businesses build, run and share software applications, changing how they operate. Under Anant’s leadership, Instabase raised $130 million in funding and reached unicorn status just four years after launching in 2015.

While working on his Ph.D. at MIT, Anant realized businesses needed one horizontal platform where enterprise applications could be easily created and used. To solve this, he built a platform, now Instabase, that enterprises such as Standard Chartered began to test building applications on. Today, Bhardwaj’s Instabase is a trusted platform used by top financial and insurance companies, including customers like NatWest, Standard Chartered, and Gusto to automate complex business processes from processing the largest volume of paycheck protection loans in the country to automating the entire insurance claims process.

Tune into this week’s episode to learn more about building the underlying foundation.

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Ep. 84: Balancing Technology and Humanity with Archer Chiang

Ep. 84: Balancing Technology and Humanity with Archer Chiang

This week we are thrilled to feature Archer Chiang on our podcast.

Archer Chiang is the Founder and CEO of Giftpack. He is an entrepreneur, a product designer, and a software engineer. He has also been a serial entrepreneur with four companies across the globe (US, Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea) since he was 19. A drop-out from Stanford University (Computer Science Master), graduated from Academy of Art University (New Media MFA), and National Sun Yet-sen University (Computer Science BA) in Taiwan. In the past five years, he has fixated on the digitalization of the gifting economy to change and impact the way people do gifting.

Tune into this week’s episode to learn more about balancing technology and humanity.

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