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A new podcast telling the stories of diverse entrepreneurs and innovators contributing to a more inclusive and equitable startup ecosystem.

First Founders Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is on a mission to lower barriers to entry and
increase the likelihood of success in the innovation ecosystem by creating access to
educational programming, relevant networks, and funding opportunities where entrepreneurs
from diverse backgrounds are challenged to meet their full potential and equipped with the resources necessary to thrive. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/firstfounders/support

Innovation Included, by First Founders Inc‪.‬ First Founders

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A new podcast telling the stories of diverse entrepreneurs and innovators contributing to a more inclusive and equitable startup ecosystem.

First Founders Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is on a mission to lower barriers to entry and
increase the likelihood of success in the innovation ecosystem by creating access to
educational programming, relevant networks, and funding opportunities where entrepreneurs
from diverse backgrounds are challenged to meet their full potential and equipped with the resources necessary to thrive. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/firstfounders/support

    Our Pitch Competition finale is here! Who will win?

    Our Pitch Competition finale is here! Who will win?

    THE RESULTS ARE IN! 27 startups gained a combined total of 21,521 listens during our Podcast Pitch Competition! Here's the Top 5 Leaderboard (Rank Ordered by Total Listens):

    1) Backyard Gig (6,002 listens)

    2) GetPotluck (2,934 listens)

    3) The Cubby (2,900 listens)

    4) Goalden Hour (2,415 listens)

    5) Wilminvest (2,252 listens)

    Additionally, 5 more startups selected by our preliminary round judges to also advance to the finals include: Kiddie Kredit, Wavlength, femPAQ Inc., Cafecito, and Dendwell.

    Tune in to hear these 10 startups pitch and compete for $10k in prizes! Our judges included Liz Brown of Fawns Leap, Ariel Gruswitz of Delaware Prosperity Partnership, and Saba Karim of Techstars. Check out the full video on YouTube as well!


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    Podcast Pitch Competition: Novello Restoration | Jessica Longo

    Podcast Pitch Competition: Novello Restoration | Jessica Longo

    Novello Restoration is a digital concierge that simplifies wardrobe repair for young professionals.


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    • 8 min
    Introducing Our Podcast Pitch Competition: Your Listens Choose the Winners!

    Introducing Our Podcast Pitch Competition: Your Listens Choose the Winners!

    Here at First Founders Inc., we’re serious about amplifying the voices of diverse founders while working hard to get them access to the resources necessary to succeed. We’re also driven by creativity and constant experimentation, so we’re especially excited to officially kick off our new Podcast Pitch Competition! We’ve got a dynamic group of 27 startup founders from across the U.S. competing for $10,000 in cash prizes (Sponsored by Delaware Prosperity Partnership), and they need your help to win...

    Each participating startup has been challenged with answering a serious of questions in their own episode on our Innovation Included Podcast. Questions included: Who are you and why do you do what you do? What’s your 3-minute startup pitch? What does Inclusive Innovation mean to you?

    Each startup has from now until February 5th at 11:59pm ET to get as many listens on their podcast episode as they can. The top 5 startups with the most listens and top 5 selected by a panel of judges will advance to pitch live at the Finals on February 24th at 7pm ET (Save the Date)!

    So, if you’re serious about supporting underrepresented founders and building a more inclusive ecosystem, we need your help! Please listen to each episode, share their stories, and help them win!


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    Podcast Pitch Competition: LitterHero | Kenneth Burnett

    Podcast Pitch Competition: LitterHero | Kenneth Burnett

    LitterHero allows conciencious citizens to report trash, litter, needles, plotholes and graffities in a matter of seconds though our app by simply taking and tagging a picture. We then provide municipalities with tools to help them monitor the issues and organise their teams to fix them efficiently and quickly.


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    • 9 min
    Podcast Pitch Competition: One Way Tour Life | Christian Essimbe & Erica Lockett

    Podcast Pitch Competition: One Way Tour Life | Christian Essimbe & Erica Lockett

    One Way Tour Life is a Luxury Travel Company that provides luxury travel services such as planning, and concierge.


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    • 5 min
    Podcast Pitch Competition: Bbeauty | Pamela Garza

    Podcast Pitch Competition: Bbeauty | Pamela Garza

    Bbeauty: Social media marketplace app for the beauty community that empowers micro creators & small brands.


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    • 7 min

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