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Black Tech Green Money presents the stories of successful Black entrepreneurs and technologists, as well as actionable advice and wealth-building strategies from a Black perspective. Hosted by Will Lucas (@willlucas), an entrepreneur, content creator, and Brand Manager at AfroTech, the world's largest Black tech digital platform and conference, Black Tech Green Money is THE podcast for Black entrepreneurs and moguls in the making.

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    • 4.5 • 108 Ratings

Black Tech Green Money presents the stories of successful Black entrepreneurs and technologists, as well as actionable advice and wealth-building strategies from a Black perspective. Hosted by Will Lucas (@willlucas), an entrepreneur, content creator, and Brand Manager at AfroTech, the world's largest Black tech digital platform and conference, Black Tech Green Money is THE podcast for Black entrepreneurs and moguls in the making.

    Putting yourself in a position to be successful w/ Will Lucas

    Putting yourself in a position to be successful w/ Will Lucas

    One of my favorite quotes is by the late, great Steve Jobs who said 'You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.' This quote is a summation of my life experience.
    On this episode, I discuss how intentionally putting yourself in a position to be successful can open up doors of opportunity that you couldn't have prescribed in advance, and how putting in generous, thoughtful, and disciplined work creates an environment ripe for your success.
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more about other Black tech disruptors and innovators at AfroTech.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 50 min
    TERM SHEETS, a talk with New York VC, Richard Kerby

    TERM SHEETS, a talk with New York VC, Richard Kerby

    Richard is Co-Founder and General Partner at Equal Ventures. Prior to co-founding Equal Ventures, Richard was an investor at Venrock, where he led seed-stage and Series A stage investments in 6Sense, Amino Apps, Beckon, Burner, Luxe Valet, and Salsify.
    On this episode, AfroTech's Will Lucas sits down with Richard Kerby to talk about the things that are at the core of Venture Capital: investing early stage entrepreneurs and startups, and how to know if a startup is a good fit for your investment profile.
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more about other Black tech disruptors and innovators at AfroTech.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 45 min
    Big Tech's investment in Black Led Startups w/ Jewel Burks Solomon and Joey Womack

    Big Tech's investment in Black Led Startups w/ Jewel Burks Solomon and Joey Womack

    Jewel Burks Solomon is the Head of Google for Startups in the US. She works to level the playing field for underrepresented startup founders and communities by connecting them with the best of Google’s products, people and platforms. Joey Womack is the mind behind Goodie Nation which exists to eliminate the relationship gap that stands in the way of success for too many promising entrepreneurs, especially those who are people of color, women, or aren't located in coastal financial centers.
    On this episode, Jewel and Joey talk with Will Lucas about Google's investment into Black startup founders and investing in socially focused startups that may not be billion-dollar businesses.
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more about other Black tech disruptors and innovators at AfroTech.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 43 min
    Proof you can raise millions building tech for social justice w/ Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

    Proof you can raise millions building tech for social justice w/ Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

    Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is a social justice advocate and CEO at Promise, which helps people avoid utility shutoffs, license revocations, sky-high interest fees, and even incarceration with flexible, interest-free payment plan, a range of payment options, and 24/7 client support. She was also a union organizer and previously served as Princes manager.
    On this episode, Phaedra talks with Will Lucas about how tech can amplify social justice work, how one experience prepares you for the next, and how to pivot gracefully.
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more about other Black tech disruptors and innovators at AfroTech.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 50 min
    How to Become a VC Investor as a Black Woman with Ita Ekpoudom

    How to Become a VC Investor as a Black Woman with Ita Ekpoudom

    Ita Ekpoudom is partner at Gingerbread Capital, and her mission is to engage, educate, and elevate the next generation of successful women business leaders and investors. She holds an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a certificate in Finance, from Princeton University.
    On Term Sheets, a 3 episode video series, which is available to watch in full on YouTube, I travelled to NYC to meet Ita to discuss venture capital in New York City, and what it takes to be a successful venture capitalist. 
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more about other Black tech disruptors and innovators at AfroTech.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 39 min
    Leaders of the New Cannabis Industry

    Leaders of the New Cannabis Industry

    Al Harrington and Wilson Chandler are both former NBA players turned businessmen. John Monopoly is Kanye West’s manager. The partners joined forces to work together on expanding the current 3% market share of the cannabis industry that is owned by black people. 
    On this episode, the entrepreneurs and investors talk with Will Lucas about Village, the largest, national conglomerate for black-owned cannabis brands and Nobody’s Home, a free music festival featuring top Rap and R&B Acts. 
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more about other Black tech disruptors and innovators at AfroTech.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

IconDee15 ,

“Those times are now back, just now called Afrotech” - Jay-Z

Great podcast to learn about black tech entrepreneurs and more of our people in the tech industry. I’ve learned about a lot of apps, companies, and services created by Black people that I’ve started using today. I love Afrotech and Blavity for all they’re doing for our people. Will is a great host who is very knowledgeable, ask. Great questions, let’s the guest speak their answers, and has great media training. My favorite podcast will always listen as a black man in tech.

bcfree002 ,

Well informed m inspiring

Great guests and always informative!

Blessking10 ,

I love this podcast and learn so much

I love this podcast. I learned about it when I met will Lucas digitally at afrotech world. This podcast has been so informative as I am building a tech company so every episode carries some kind of gems.

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