The Founder's Mind is a podcast for entrepreneurs wanting to gain insights and tactics from founders of all kinds to learn, grow, and be better equipped to navigate the inherent challenges of entrepreneurship. The podcast is hosted by Adam Mutschler, a Leadership Coach and COO at The Kedar Group.
Celebrating the Success of Black Women Entrepreneurs with Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene
Raising venture capital funding can be a grueling and frustrating process. When Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene wasn’t getting the results she wanted, she turned to what was the new frontier of crowdfunding. On this episode of The Founder’s Mind, Adam talks to Dawn about her experience as a successful, Black, female, serial-founder as well as the importance of representation, perseverance, and legacy. Tune in.
Becoming a Serial Entrepreneur with Rodney Williams
To strike entrepreneurial gold more than once, you need to cultivate an explorer’s attitude. That’s the advice of Rodney Williams, founder of both LISNR and SoLo Funds. Rodney is our guest this week on The Founder’s Mind and shares thoughts on networking, his definition of winning, and what it’s like being a Black founder. Tune in for his thoughts and advice.
Breaking the Generational Curse for Black Artists with Reggie Black
When we think of founders, we usually think of the Elon Musks of the world – white, male, and tech oriented. But founders run the gamut from artists to the owner of your local corner store. Today on The Founder’s Mind, Adam talks to Reggie Black, an artist, designer, and mental health advocate. They discuss what artists, particularly Black artists, are up against in this time of societal upheaval. Listen to further educate yourself on the challenges of the Black experience in America.
Starting Out Scrappy and Building Resilience with Vanja Bannan
Like any entrepreneur worth her salt, Vanja Bannan, Founder of BannComm, is ambitious. In the early days of her company she had a lot going on in her personal life that made her reevaluate her approach to making everything easy for her clients. Today on The Founder’s Mind, Vanja shares how her business has evolved over the last six years and discusses the words she wishes women would stop saying.
Advocacy in the Beauty Industry with Dawn Myers
You probably never thought that beauty products can change the world, but when it comes to equity for Black women, a tool to make hair care easier can save hours every week. Dawn Myers is the founder of The Most and an active member of The Vinetta Project. She joins us this week on The Founder’s Mind to discuss advocacy and racial justice.
Inside the Minds of Founders at 1871 Chicago
No founder has the same story, but almost any founder you talk to has something crucial they learned through their previous experience that helped them face the staggering challenges of starting something new. This week on The Founder’s Mind, we’re changing up our format to give you a lightning round of three founders from the 1871 community in Chicago. Listen for conversations with Aaron Filous, David Pawlan, and Dana Todd.