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How Marques Brownlee Stumbled Into Building A Platform Of 16 Million Subscribers After One YouTube Review

Sometimes you unknowingly walk into your purpose, which seemed to be a common theme for some on the main stage of the Samsung Galaxy Creator Collective 2023. The multi-day event took place March 21-22, gathering diverse content creators from all over to support them along their journeys of turning their passion into profit with 40 hours of programming. From #TeamGalaxy’s Jaden Smith and Harry Hudson speaking on maintaining your authenticity as a creator to keynote speaker Marques Brownlee, or MKBHD, sharing insight into his journey, there was something valuable for everyone to take away — whether you were an aspiring creator looking to get in the game or already established your footing. Creators like Brownlee — who happens to be the latter — appear to make it look easy, but people may not be aware of the years he’s put in to build his platform making tech videos.

Micah Kimberley

Apr 7, 2023

Mandy Price Joins Less Than 20 Black Women Founders To Raise Over $10M After Kanarys, Inc.'s $5M Series A

Co-founder and CEO Mandy Price was one of 93 Black women to raise at least $1 million in funding in 2021. Today, she is announcing another substantial raise for Kanarys, Inc.

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 15, 2023

Parity Founder Bree Jones Left Six Figures On Wall Street At Age 24 To Rebuild Communities 'Without Gentrification'

Parity founder Bree Jones has learned the value of resilience on multiple occasions. In 2022, she held a TED Talk at TED 2022: A New Era titled “How to revitalize a neighborhood — without gentrification.” But before gracing the stage, the equitable housing developer had been rejected her first time applying to be a TED Fellow after making it to the second round.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 23, 2022

13-Year-Old Alena Wicker Becomes The Youngest Black Person To Be Accepted Into Medical School

What can’t Black youth accomplish? 12 News reports that Alena Wicker has become the youngest Black person to be accepted into medical school.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 11, 2022

Black-Owned Lending App Zirtue Launches Tool To Help With Bills Ahead Of The Holiday Season

For those struggling to make ends meet this holiday season, Zirtue is here to help. As previously reported by AfroTech, the world’s leading relationship-based lending app has always aimed to drive financial inclusion, and today that mission remains the same. With the launch of their Alternative Payment Solution for businesses, companies will be able to utilize the platform as a payment option for customers allowing them to pay bills directly through the platform. Courtesy of Zirtue With a mission to drive financial inclusion, one relationship at a time, our vision at Zirtue is to prove that friends and family are the largest banks in the world,” said Dennis Cail, CEO and Co-founder of Zirtue, in an official email-exclusive with AfroTech. “Ultimately, we aim to be the modern-day solution for people to access needed funds through relationship-based loans, avoiding payment defaults and predatory lenders, while keeping their personal and creditor relationships intact. We believe this...

Shanique Yates

Dec 8, 2021

These Founders Are Building A Diverse Community For Sneakerheads Through Their Startup Tradeblock

There’s a difference between being for the culture and doing it for the culture and the three visionaries at Tradeblock — a sneaker trading app where kicks are currency — are committed to the latter for the sneaker community. The Austin -based startup officially hit the ground running earlier this year in May, but the initial vision for Tradeblock was birthed in 2009 by co-founder Tony Malveaux. While inspired by ESPN’s Trade Machine, Malveaux connected with his longtime best friend and now fellow co-founder Darren Smith about his idea — but it was a dream deferred until bringing their fellow childhood friend Mbiyimoh Ghogomu — Tradeblock’s CEO — onboard and from that moment they’ve become trailblazers in the sneaker marketplace.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 11, 2021