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A timely podcast focused on diversity in tech and startup spaces! Hosted by tech entrepreneur and founder of Jet Constellations Nadiyah Johnson. This podcast focuses mainly on developers, designers, and entrepreneurs involved in the tech and startup industry. Episodes consist of interviews with founders, venture capitalist, industry leaders and diversity champions to share stories and discuss the challenges and possible solutions of improving representation in tech. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/downtomarsmke/support

Down to Mars Nadiyah Johnson

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A timely podcast focused on diversity in tech and startup spaces! Hosted by tech entrepreneur and founder of Jet Constellations Nadiyah Johnson. This podcast focuses mainly on developers, designers, and entrepreneurs involved in the tech and startup industry. Episodes consist of interviews with founders, venture capitalist, industry leaders and diversity champions to share stories and discuss the challenges and possible solutions of improving representation in tech. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/downtomarsmke/support

    Episode 12 - Take the Leap!

    Episode 12 - Take the Leap!

    In episode 12  Quay Ellison shares her journey in becoming the owner of her graphic design firm Ellastic Designs.

    Quay shared insights on how to leverage social media, how she made the leap to being full time, and how to balance work and life and a full time entrepreneur. 

    Quay is a BOSS!

    Tweetable quotes:

    "There is never a perfect time to do anything”. - Quay E.

    “Don’t get comfortable, take the leap!” - Quay E.

    Shooting Star:

    Morgan Debaun

    Morgan DeBaun (born February 8, 1990) is an African American entrepreneur. She is the cofounder and CEO of Blavity, a web site created by and for black millennials.[4][3]

    Morgan has been widely quoted as a millennials expert and media entrepreneur in top tier consumer and business publications like Forbes, Huffington Post, NPR, TechCrunch and many more.

    Tech Topic:

    What is 5G??

    Next Milky Way Tech Hub meetup: 1/25/2020 - 219 N Milwaukee St. 10:00am


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    • 40 min
    Episode 11 -- The Young Shall Lead Them - Host Jordan Davis

    Episode 11 -- The Young Shall Lead Them - Host Jordan Davis

    In this episode we switch it up . 

    Jordan Davis, a seventh grader from Highland Community School, hosts this episode of Down to Mars Podcast. 

    She shares with us her journey in STEM thus far and her perspectives on the importance of representation. 

    Jordan asks incredible questions that touch on the topics that range from  entrepreneurship to racism in STEM.

    Please join us for the Milky Way Tech for Good Pitch out Nov 16 6pm at 88 nine studios. 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-milky-way-tech-for-good-pitch-out-tickets-73061319373








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    • 23 min
    Episode 10 - Your Survival Kit

    Episode 10 - Your Survival Kit

    A double hitter! 





    In episode 10 we had the opportunity to listen to Raymond Roberts and Kiyana Mensah share their journeys in STEM and entrepreneurship. 

    Raymond discussed the critical competencies that he believes everyone should have in this day and age.

    Kiyana shared about her journey starting a tutoring program for local Milwaukee youth! 

    Tweetable quote: "If a job is repeatable... its soon to be obsolete" .  

    "If you want to survive you need the most diverse team possible"

    "Either you're a hustler or a customer."

    Shooting Star:

    Emmett Chappelle 

    Biochemist Emmett Chappelle discovered that a specific combination of chemicals caused a living organism to produce and emit light. Chappelle's innovations in harvesting the power of bioluminescence facilitated important findings within the fields of biology and chemistry.

    Tech Topic: 

    Breaking down artificial intelligence

    Next Milky Way Tech Hub meetup: 8/24/19 - 219 N Milwaukee St. 10:00am


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    Episode 9 -- Code For Milwaukee

    Episode 9 -- Code For Milwaukee

    In Episode 9  Andrew Yaspan a founding member of Code For Milwaukee shares the mission and vision behind CFM.  We discuss the power of open source city data and how it can be used to provide transparency and accountability with city officials.

    Shooting star of the day : 

    Mark Dean

    Tech Topic: 

    Open source city data

    Note: 

    Next Milky Way Tech Hub meetup June 29th Penrod Software.. 219 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 


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    • 38 min
    Episode 8: Nail it Before You Scale it

    Episode 8: Nail it Before You Scale it

    Shooting Star: 

    Jessica Matthews!

    Tech Topic:

    Edge Computing. 

    Guest:Tanzania Sewell Founder of Beyond STEM

    Tweetable quote

    "Nail it before you scale it"

    "Your destiny is unshakeable regardless of what your plans are."

    "Think in our Authentic Truth"



    In Episode 8 Tanzania Sewell shares her experience as a Black Woman in STEM working in Corporate America and launching her startup Beyond STEM!






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    • 30 min
    Episode 7 -- Hack-a-Pipeline

    Episode 7 -- Hack-a-Pipeline

    Shooting star: Madam CJ walker

    Tech Topic: Democratizing data science pros & cons

    Interview : Jenny Ketz + LiftupMKe + Hack- a -Pipeline

    Jenny Ketz talks about her experience as a woman in computer science and her new startup Liftup MKE. Be sure to register for the amazing event on eventbite! - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-a-pipeline-mkes-first-ever-all-woman-and-non-binary-hackathon-tickets-56754744970


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    • 18 min

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