Collins entered the tech world after seeing issues in the brick and mortar restaurant structure. Zume sold pizza because it’s a multi-billion dollar industry.
Dennis explains that black people battle to reclaim their culture and to be recognized as business leaders. He feels pressure to deliver for his culture and people.
Bryant left corporate America to start Black Girls Code because of her vision. She’s motivated by her daughter, seeing only boys in her computer classes.
While many think that being known gives us value, she claims that greatness is determined by service to others. The most successful people service the world.
Foreman got involved with the clothing store because he couldn’t find clothes for himself. He also chats about the journey with the grill he’s identified by.
John started his business tagging his own clothes with the FUBU logo. He then sewed hats that were popular in the Hip-Hop community and sold them outside of malls.
Hamilton invests in minority, high-potential business founders after learning the inequalities of Silicon Valley. She writes her own headlines to meet goals.
After experiencing burns from standard razors, Walker created his brand off of single-blade designs. This style wasn’t sold because it wasn’t incentivized with patents.
Williams started investing in 2014 but wanted her portfolio to be powerful before she revealed it. She’s on the board of Poshmark, Survey Monkey, and runs S by Serena.
In the late 1970s Janice Bryant Howroyd moved to Los Angeles and began temping as a secretary. She soon realized there were many other young people in situations similar to hers. So with $1,500 in her pocket, Janice rented an office in Beverly Hills and created the staffing company ACT-1.