Get Found Get Funded is a dynamic podcast dedicated to creating brand awareness and visibility for entrepreneurs who want to accelerate connections with customers and investors. The podcast will be hosted by three amazing women dedicated to helping small businesses grow.
Leadership Lessons: An Interview with Jill Johnson
Jill Johnson, founder of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), discusses the importance of mindset, relationship capital, and the difference between small business ownership and entrepreneurship. She is all about supporting Black and Brown female founders and creating a bridge between entrepreneurs and capital.
Family Offices in the Funding Ecosystem
Family offices - private wealth management for ultra-high net worth individuals - make investments, donate dollars, and have the kind of flexibility that other institutional investors may not have.
In this episode, the GFGF crew explores with our guest, Karen Wawrzaszek, Principal with SBSB Financial Advisors, how family offices work, how founders can find family offices to work with, and the possibilities for how family offices may change the funding landscape.
Mac and the Search for the RareBreed Entrepreneur
On today’s episode of Get Found, Get Funded, we speak to our very own McKeever Conwell about his new fund RareBreed Ventures. We touch on his background, how he created RareBreed Ventures, and how he uses Twitter to help other entrepreneurs.
Funding Source: CDFIs Offer Support for Businesses
A ‘hidden’ resource for funding small businesses - CDFIs. In this episode, we talk to Harold Pettigrew, the Executive Director of WACIF, a D.C. metropolitan area leading Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI). Learn more about the importance of the relationship between CDFIs and the community, how CDFIs get funded, and at what point an entrepreneur can seek funding from the institution.
Buying Black: The Importance of Spending with Black Businesses.
Black-owned businesses need fuel to sustain, grow, and hire. If we support eliminating the Black wealth divide, we need to commit to buying from Black businesses. Our guest Kezia Williams, the founder of the Black UpStart, launched a new movement called "My Black Receipt" to promote buying from Black-owned businesses. She asks all communities (Black and Allies' alike) to commit to showing support from Juneteenth through July 6, by buying from Black businesses and then uploading the receipt online. In this episode, we discuss how Kezia started The Black UpStart and My Black Receipt, and the importance of buying, creating, and hiring in the Black-owned space.
Corporate Response to Black Lives Matter: How PayPal Stepped Up.
Lisha Bell, one of the most senior executives at PayPal’s family of companies, felt empowered to speak up on behalf of her black colleagues in the workplace. The effect of her actions caused PayPal to join other major corporations who made donations in the black community in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement. The news of pledging over $500 million broke the internet as PayPal chose to support minority-owned businesses. Lisha joins us on today's show to discuss how the pledge came about, the difficulty – and necessity – of speaking out, and her thoughts on other corporations pledging to give money to the black community in the wake of police brutality.