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Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss thoughts on the Nigerian government banning Twitter, what that means for its citizens, and the trend of authoritarian governments banning social media platforms. (11:22) They also break down: Diddy to launch another digital marketplace for Black-owned businesses (0:39) Bezos going to space on first human spaceflight (2:47) How to get the rich to pay their taxes (4:50) Naomi Osaka takes a stand on her mental health (7:42) Extras: Techish on PatreonAdvertise with TechishPlease rate and review the Techish podcast Subscribe To The Techish Podcast On Apple

With the global pandemic confining many to their homes, it seemed like everyone was talking Crypto, GameStop, and Dogecoin. Many wondered, “am I the only one not getting rich?” Hello FOMO… The year indoors provided many with newfound disposable cash. The upside is a significant investment boom amongst Black millennials – with Black Americans investing in the stock market at three times the rate of their white counterparts. The investment gap This surge of activity by US Black millennials investors is closing the “investment gap”. According to an Ariel Investment and

It’s New Year’s Eve 2020, and I’m sure we are all thinking the same thing: “Thank you; next”. Seriously, what a year; but, onwards and upwards. On a personal note, 2020 has been a uniquely challenging, yet incredibly meaningful year for my career — launching Google’s first Accelerator programs for both women founders and Black founders. Running a program for Black entrepreneurs as a member of the Black community myself, I was more in a rhythm than I’ve ever felt professionally. It was comfortable, natural, and authentic to be able to support black entrepreneurship — not to

No, I didn’t join an ashram in India. When I was 17, the thought of postponing college for a gap year never crossed my mind. While it may have sounded nice to spend a year traveling, volunteering, and doing other activities to further “personal growth” — for financial and cultural reasons, it was neither a consideration nor a real option. And so, I went to college. After college, I started working a full-time job and did so for the next several years. In that time, I worked many a late-night;

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss how some founders take existing ideas/concepts from underrepresented founders/communities [see the fury over the ‘Bodega’ back in 2017] – who are without the comparable resources needed to execute. (24:00) They also break down: The fallout from Basecamp continues (1:00) Bill and Melinda Gates divorce (12:10) Elon Musk and Dogecoin (16:05) Black Panther 2 and celebrity holograms (20:00) Sponsors Flatiron is hiring! Check out their roles Moveable Ink is hiring on pocitjobs.com Extras Techish on PatreonAdvertise with TechishPlease rate and review the Techish podcast Subscribe To

Adyen is hiring on pocitjobs.com Semra Ezedin is a positive, proactive graduate with a passion to motivate and inspire others. While she studied to become a doctor, an opportunity in Spain propelled her on a path to tech, and eventually landed her a unique role with Adyen. We spoke with Semra about her unconventional tech journey, working with NASA and why she chose freedom and flexibility over an overly structured life at Silicon Valley. This interview was edited for clarity.  Tell us about yourself  I’m Semra, first-born daughter of Ethiopian immigrants.

Tara Reed is a true tech rebel. She’s a Black founder who travels the world working from her laptop, building tech companies and teaching others how they can do the same. Tara runs a multi-million dollar school teaching people how to build apps, without needing to know how to code. Her TED talk went viral, inspiring unlikely entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses. We had the opportunity to speak with Tara about her entrepreneurial journey, Apps Without Code, and her advice to other founders. This interview was edited for clarity Tell us a

Before it was time for my regular afternoon nap, I scrolled on Twitter to see a statement from Jason Fried, CEO/Co-Founder at Basecamp, about some of the changes that were being made. You can read the article here. As I begin to read through the announcement, I thought internal changes would have meant some changes to their products or team but what I read is something I never saw coming. There are many things I want to point out but let me focus on what sticks out the most. The first

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss Triller acquiring Verzuz (the popular virtual event series) from Timbaland and Swizz Beatz while giving all 46 Verzuz performers equity in the company. (7:03) They also break down: Are the Grammys relevant anymore? (2:23)  Harry & Meghan’s explosive interview (9:12) Clubhouse launches accelerator for creators (14:23) Spain to test a 4 day work week (20:09) This Episode Is Sponsored By Notion Get your Notion account here. Notion is hiring! Check out their open positions  Extras: Techish on PatreonAdvertise with TechishPlease rate and review the Techish podcast Subscribe

As a New Yorker, I’ve found the last few years in the San Francisco Bay Area quite interesting. Professionally, I’ve led programs focused on fueling talent pipelines with underrepresented talent and helped companies build and scale their inclusive hiring strategies. Personally, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about different cultures, try new food, and meet some amazing people. However, in some cases, my experiences have been worse than at home. I’ve been called the N-word on the street. My partner and I have been called “pansies” on the way to

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