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Meet the Man Shifting Culture and Conversation for First-Time Founders at Square One Startup School

The Square One Startup School is flipping the script from just bringing more diversity into the tech industry to making the tech business a viable option for generating wealth in the Black community. Behind the movement to shift culture and conversation is Justin McLeod. McLeod is no stranger to creating opportunities and raising capital for founders of color who are often overlooked and underestimated. While working at Atlanta Tech Village, McLeod created his own position as the D&I Program Manager reportedly helping startups led by women and people of color raise over $860,000 in seed investments and generate over $2.5 million in revenue. Now, through his work at Surthrive and Square One Startup School , his marathon continues to train and support first-time founders on their path to product-market fit. In an interview below, McLeod talks about challenges for first-time founders and his plans to bridge the gap between training and readiness for investment. This interview has been...

Kandia Johnson

Feb 14, 2020