43 episodes

We Are NMV - By, for and about New Majority Founders. Hosted by Melissa Bradley, founder of 1863 Ventures. New episodes on Tuesdays.
Welcome to Porch Talks with your host, Melissa Bradley. In these conversations from Founder Hustle, Melissa invites CEOs, Investors, VCs, Foundations, and other guests to her porch to talk about their experiences, both professional and personal. She gets into the details of what it takes to do impactful, transformative work with an eye towards founder sustainability and the strength of healthy ecosystems around them. And the porch is a great place for these conversations! From New Majority Ventures and Kinetic Energy Entertainment.

Founder Hustle Melissa Bradley

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We Are NMV - By, for and about New Majority Founders. Hosted by Melissa Bradley, founder of 1863 Ventures. New episodes on Tuesdays.
Welcome to Porch Talks with your host, Melissa Bradley. In these conversations from Founder Hustle, Melissa invites CEOs, Investors, VCs, Foundations, and other guests to her porch to talk about their experiences, both professional and personal. She gets into the details of what it takes to do impactful, transformative work with an eye towards founder sustainability and the strength of healthy ecosystems around them. And the porch is a great place for these conversations! From New Majority Ventures and Kinetic Energy Entertainment.

    It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Later with Diana Williams

    It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Later with Diana Williams

    First and foremost, as we embark on our "vacation with purpose," we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for tuning in and supporting Founder Hustle. One of our primary goals in creating this podcast was to assist New Majority founders in breaking free from the deficit mindset. We sincerely hope that, through your engagement, we've been able to realize this aim.

    In today's episode, Melissa concludes this season by engaging in a conversation with Diana Willians, a familiar voice from our season one finale. Their discussion delves into the significance of taking a step back, as advocated by Mindelyn Anderson, and meticulously examining the data. Diana and Melissa want to craft content that is not only deeply impactful but also offers actionable insights, further enriching your entrepreneurial journey.

    They reflect on their project's inception, driven by a desire to narrate authentic stories and transition individuals from mere inspiration to decisive action. As they look ahead, this core objective will steadfastly guide their path. In the words of the fictional character John Q, "it's not goodbye, it's see you later."

    To remain updated with the latest podcast news, do follow us @wearenmv on Instagram and Twitter. Also, ensure you subscribe to our YouTube channel: [www.youtube.com/@wearenmv](https://www.youtube.com/@wearenmv).
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    • 53 min
    Breaking Generational Curses with Kiley Summers, Co-Founder of Spendebt

    Breaking Generational Curses with Kiley Summers, Co-Founder of Spendebt

    Hello, dear listeners! Welcome to another transformative episode of Founder Hustle, hosted by Melissa Bradley, where we celebrate the indomitable spirit of entrepreneurship. In today's new episode, she’s joined by the insightful Kiley Summers, Co-Founder of Spendebt. Tune in as we explore how Kiley and his wife Talisha are using FinTech to break generational curses by empowering families with financial knowledge. Through their platform, Spendebt, they are redefining the way we approach debt and wealth-building. Join us to discover Kiley's remarkable journey from corporate engineer to fintech disruptor. Gain insights into his unique perspective on entrepreneurship, family, and making a lasting impact. Prepare to be inspired as we delve into Kiley's mission to leave a legacy of financial empowerment.
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    • 48 min
    What They Don’t Tell You About Product Development with Ceata Lash, Founder of PuffCuff

    What They Don’t Tell You About Product Development with Ceata Lash, Founder of PuffCuff

    Greetings, listeners! Welcome to another insightful episode of Founder Hustle, hosted by Melissa Bradley. Today she’s joined by the visionary Ceata Lash, the founder of PuffCuff. Join us as we uncover the story behind the creation of PuffCuff, a groundbreaking hair clamp designed for those with textured hair. Ceata's journey from the initial spark of an idea to the fruition of a product demonstrates her unwavering determination and resilience. Tune in to learn about Ceata's inspiring entrepreneurial journey, her commitment to diversity and representation, and her invaluable lessons for aspiring business creators. Discover the art of developing a product that not only meets a need but transforms an industry.
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    • 1 hr
    Growing into a CEO with Mindelyn Anderson, Founder of the Mirror Group

    Growing into a CEO with Mindelyn Anderson, Founder of the Mirror Group

    Welcome back to Founder Hustle, hosted by Melissa Bradley. In today's episode, we're privileged to hear from the exceptional Mindelyn Anderson, Founder (and soon to be CEO) the Mirror Group. Join us as we delve into Mindelyn's journey as a third-generation entrepreneur, where she's harnessing the power of data to drive positive change. The Mirror Group specializes in culturally responsive consulting, where data isn't just numbers – it's a narrative for informed decision-making. Discover how Mindelyn's passion for data and equity led her to establish a groundbreaking venture, and gain insights into how she is navigating the path to becoming a CEO. Tune in to explore the world of data-driven transformation and discover the strategies that have propelled Mindelyn's success.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Lessons Learned with Lorin Dixon, Founder of ZaveryCakes

    Lessons Learned with Lorin Dixon, Founder of ZaveryCakes

    Welcome to the highly anticipated Season 3 premiere of Founder Hustle, hosted by Melissa Bradley. In this episode, we're diving into the journey of Lorin Dixon, the ingenious mind behind ZaveryCakes. Join us as we explore how Lorin transitioned from a professional basketball career in the WNBA to a pioneering role in the baking industry. Lorin's brand, ZaveryCakes, has taken the baking world by storm, revolutionizing it with pop culture-inspired bakeware. Discover how her tenacity, combined with her ingenious approach, has enabled her to merge food and fun, with molds featuring characters from Nickelodeon, the WNBA, the NFL, and more. Learn how she transformed a simple idea into a thriving business and glean invaluable insights from her experience. Tune in to uncover Lorin's remarkable journey from the courts to the kitchen.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Founder Hustle: Building a Business Empire w/ Jacqueline Rodgers

    Founder Hustle: Building a Business Empire w/ Jacqueline Rodgers

    Welcome back to Founder Hustle, the podcast series shining a spotlight on New Majority entrepreneurs. I'm your host, Melissa Bradley, and today, we're diving into another captivating episode from season 1.

    Join Melissa as she sits down with Jacqueline Rodgers, CEO of Green Top Gifts, a business that has now secured its place in retail stores across the country.

    Jacqueline's story is one of sheer determination and resourcefulness. She masterfully leveraged her full-time job to pave the way for her business empire. Learn how she utilized her relationships, skills, and financial resources to build a thriving venture.

    In this enlightening conversation, Jacqueline shares her belief in continuous learning, emphasizing the importance of gleaning wisdom from those around you, be it co-workers, board members, or even family members. Her ability to seize opportunities and turn them into valuable lessons has been instrumental in her entrepreneurial journey.

    For those who find themselves in a full-time job while nurturing dreams of starting their own business, Jacqueline's advice is priceless. Discover the secrets she swears by, and learn from her experiences to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Cupcake5602 ,

My favorite new podcast

I stumbled upon this podcast by sheer luck and I am so glad that I did! Melissa is a ROCKSTAR! The information that I have received from listening over the last couple of days is priceless. Melissa asks such thought provoking questions that flow out so naturally. She has interviewed some incredible people with amazing heartfelt stories! I have definitely been inspired to continue on my entrepreneurship journey and hope to cross paths with you one day!

Red's Delta ,

Finally, Someone Understands!

Melissa Bradley is such a calming, knowledgeable voice of reason and understanding. She explains all aspects of entrepreneurism, from Founder to CEO, with the clarity to demystify the hurdles, the barriers, and the history behind them. I learn something new about this world, and myself, every time I listen.

Datantman ,

Obsessed

I love everything about this conversation.

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