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Mandela SH Dixon Took Over Our IG and Dropped Major Gems to Prepare You For AfroTech 2019

The AfroTech 2019 speaker lineup is crazy! Among those speaking is Mandela SH Dixon, founder of Founder Gym , a leading online program dedicated to supporting and educating founders of color on how-tos of startup funding. Since Founder Gym’s inaugural cohort, nearly 400 founders have graduated and raised over $40 million in startup funding, according to its site . Along with her Founder Gym accomplishments, Mandela also has other success receipts, including seven years in Silicon Valley, where she was invested in by some of Silicon’s biggest investors. Mandela, who also spoke at AfroTech 2018, took over AfroTech’s Instagram and dropped some gems that will help attendees take full advantage of this year’s conference! Here are some take-home points: Don’t Show Up Unprepared As DJ Khaled would say, “Don’t ever play yourself.” To show up to AfroTech ready to execute your plan, you first have to develop one. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail,” Mandela said, advising attendees to...

Devin Crudup

Nov 5, 2019