11 episodes

Grit and Grind brings you deep dive and raw interviews from today's rising Startup Founders. We talk about their visions for change, what motivates them, scares them and how they broke through their fears and launched their ideas.

Grit and Grind Adrian Cole

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Grit and Grind brings you deep dive and raw interviews from today's rising Startup Founders. We talk about their visions for change, what motivates them, scares them and how they broke through their fears and launched their ideas.

    Ep 11 Building a healthcare Skynet for the aged population

    Ep 11 Building a healthcare Skynet for the aged population

    We all age. It's a fact of life and unavoidable truth. 

    What happens when the risk of injury from falls and illness increases when there is no one around in the home. 

    It's a huge problem as there is a growing number of the aged population that are alone by themselves a lot of the time. 

    That's where Tiara Grant's technology steps in and acts as a care companion. 

    Imagine detecting the risk of an elderly person falling days before it actually happens. 

    I really enjoyed this interview. You will too. 

    Enjoy! 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 10 Never loose another package again with Gabriel Cepeda

    Ep 10 Never loose another package again with Gabriel Cepeda

    We've all seen the door camera videos. Someone runs to your front door, grabs your amazon package and then, flees the scene as fast as possible.

    This is a reality for thousands of people who loose packages every day due to theft.

    Garbiel identified this problem and is doing something about it.

    His solution; the sharing economy. Using neighbors as package handlers and safe keepers. He's building a platform to ensure that no packages are stolen again.

    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriel-cepeda-200469181/

    Company website https://www.usepickups.com/

    Company Ig https://www.instagram.com/usepickups/

    IG https://www.instagram.com/stateofgabriel/

    Twitter https://twitter.com/stateofgabriel

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 9 Curating unique solo travel experiences for women with Arabia Umrani

    Ep 9 Curating unique solo travel experiences for women with Arabia Umrani

    Have you ever travelled alone?

    Millions of people do this every year and discover new places, people and cultural experiences.

    I've heard that some people find themselves on these solo trips and discover new things about themselves.

    However, women are at a higher risk of danger on these solo trips.

    Navigating the trip and enjoying yourself becomes more complicated when alone.

    That's where Unwind comes in.

    Founded by Arabia Umrani, the app helps connect women to other female local hosts that curate unique and safe experiences through the lens of a local.

    It's like AirBnB and Trip Advisor curated for women.

    On LinkedIn? Let's connect. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 8 Building an international shipping empire on Blockchain Technology with Brooke Sinclair

    Ep 8 Building an international shipping empire on Blockchain Technology with Brooke Sinclair

    There are millions of entrepreneurs that still manufacture and sell their good in hundreds of thousands of local stores and supermarkets across America. However,  trade has gone global and for these smaller manufacturers, expanding their operations across borders presents itself with a whole set of challenges that they are not usually equipped for. 



    That's where Brooke Sinclair's startup Velourit steps in. Using Blockchain technology, she helps these manufacturers expand their operations seamlessly to Latin America and sell more products without the hassle of dealing with the logistics. 



    On LinkedIn? Let's connect. 

    • 1 hr
    Ep 7 Helping Communities of Color level up with Juan Young

    Ep 7 Helping Communities of Color level up with Juan Young

    What does leveling up even look like?


    For some, it might mean getting a salary raise, a new job, change careers or even start a business.

    The underlying fuel in all of these potential moves is the knowledge required and the motivation to go after it.

    But what happens when most if not all of the digital learning platforms don't take your lived experience into consideration.

    For those of us that have been through it, raising money or negotiating a salary raise isn't the same experience for Black Professionals or Founders of Color.

    Juan Young had enough of this. So he's doing something about it through Melanence

    Melanence is on a mission to bring valuable knowledge to a previously underserved community.

    Fresh off a successful 100k crowdfunding campaign, we had a sit-down to break down his vision and journey to building a platform to serve millions of Black and Underrepresented professionals out there.

    • 1 hr
    Ep 6 Solving the monetization problem for DJ's With Darrel Frater

    Ep 6 Solving the monetization problem for DJ's With Darrel Frater

    Imagine waking up and all of your income being wiped out by COVID-19. That's what the majority of DJ's are facing today. At the same time, there is also an explosion of DJ's livestreaming on social platforms and entertaining millions of people as the shelter in place continued.

    For us consumers, this was amazing but not so much for DJ's as they still could not earn a living on the internet and capture some of the value they are creating. 

    All this might soon change with my Darrel Fraters new app, In The Club, which let's DJ's not only live stream to millions of people but also earn money directly from their entertained listeners. 

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Hirwa Gilbert ,

A new to do business referrals with Weirdamouth

Wow, am impressed! Business referrals and awareness is something that is often overlooked by business people but only if they knew how it could boost their market. I would definitely recommend this to everyone doing business out there. Thanks Adrian, this is game changing!

iCanOnlyBeFrank ,

The Content We Need

This podcast does a great job of highlighting individuals in a community that is often looked over. This podcast gives a platform to black millennial entrepreneurs, allowing them to share their stories, struggles, and their victories. The guests are great, and the host does a fantastic job of asking the right questions that help the listeners to gain insight and understanding of their journey. This is an excellent podcast, and I highly recommend it.

Victoria.L ,

You had me at Welcome!

This podcast was very needed, especially for the POC community. I appreciate the in-depth questions asked by the host and the way in which the conversation flowed! Thank you! New follower.

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