Follow the Hummingbird interviews community leaders and entrepreneurs in Buffalo and New Orleans. Through advice, story telling, and discussions this podcast is meant to motivate and educate the budding entrepreneurial communities around the world.
We're BACK! What Video Games Can Teach You About Business Models
Hello listeners we are back and better than ever now with two cohosts in Adam and Ari Goldfarb. This new format will allow us to upload podcasts more regularly in between interviews we hope you enjoy the show as we dive into a combination of business advice and nerd culture along with everything in between. You'll be surprised at how well they overlap.
Interview with artist Journey Allen
Today I speak with artist Journey Allen on her work both as an artist and community leader.
Learn more about her community and non-profit efforts by visiting:
find information about Camp Oya
Interview with Jamil Khoury from Silk Road Rising
Today I speak with Jamil Khoury the co-founder of Silk Road Rising, a theatre company located in downtown Chicago dedicated to presenting plays written by individuals of Asian and Middle Eastern descent.
I met Jamil during community coffee at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.
He’s a current artist in residence, and the only non-visual artist in residence at this time.
If you’re interested in learning more about Silk Road Rising they have an upcoming event:
Wednesday May 1st
Joan Mitchell Center 2275 Bayou Rd
viewing of Obstacle Course a Silk Road Rising production
Interview with Althea Luehrsen from Leadership Buffalo
Althea Luehrsen is the CEO at Leadership Buffalo, Inc.
About Leadership Buffalo: https://www.leadershipbuffalo.org/about-lb
"Leadership Buffalo is Making Buffalo Better. Through collaborations, community awareness, and civic engagement, we are uniting leaders to take action. Our five programs are educating individuals and providing resources to make a difference. Participants explore the challenges, concepts, complexity and practice of leadership around important issues through a series of day sessions.
We unite leaders from diverse backgrounds and increase their knowledge of community issues, broaden their vision and enhance their ability to lead. Through these programs, Leadership Buffalo has expanded Western New York's social capital by graduating more than 3,000 individuals."
Interview with Sally Lindsay from Big Easel Collective
Hey Listeners today I speak with Sally Lindsay from Big Easel Collective
Big Easel Collective specializes in sets that are rooted in place. They craft permanent transformations for retail experiences, museums activations, interiors, and public spaces that will wow visitors as well as pop-up installations for conferences, festivals, and events
They understand the trend of marketing is becoming focused on the experience and provide a unique service that turns anyone with a smart phone into a brand ambassador.
Instagram: @Bigeaselcollective or https://www.instagram.com/bigeaselcollective/?hl=en
Interview with Alexander Bigbie, Founder and Executive Director at Flyte
I am excited to introduce Alexander Bigbie, a New Orleans transplant with a unique financial background. Once an investment banker, he fell in love with the city of New Orleans and uses his wealth of knowledge to aid the youth in our higher education system so they can properly navigate traditional financial difficulties young adults face.
More on Flyte: Flyte is a nonprofit that aims to improve the overall levels of financial literacy among young adults from low and middle income backgrounds in New Orleans.
70% of Americans are financially illiterate and have little to no access to education that can help them better understand how to budget, build credit and avoid toxic debt. Most of the mistakes that people make are in young adulthood and can be easily prevented with a small amount of education.
We partner up and coordinate with retail banks in the city in order to properly deploy all of their resources across schools in the city.
Flyte also offers coaching sessions to employees in the private sector as part of its broader mission to improve the city's overall financial literacy