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Listen to Interview: Funding Opportunities For Entrepreneurs & Innovative Digital News Ideas

Posted by Hopeton on November 10, 2010

On the November 1 edition of Economic Perspectives, a wealth of information was provided on sources of funding for entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers in digital news media.  Guest Irene Mwathi discussed the agenda of the National Black MBA Association Annual Entrepreneurial Conference which will feature venture capitalists and community development financial institutions on November 12, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the UT Austin AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.  Mwathi, who is chairman of the Entrepreneurial Conference, also discussed how she was able to successfully raise equity for her technology firm.

The show also featured John Bracken discussing Knight News Challenge, an initiative which awards competitive grants from the Knight Foundation for innovative ideas for using digital media to deliver news and information to geographically defined communities.  Bracken is Director of Digital Media for the Knight Foundation.

To listen to the interview click here: Irene Mwathi & John Bracken Interview.

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Social Media and Leadership Training Focus of July 27 Economic Perspectives

Posted by Hopeton on July 24, 2009

Building your business through social media and leadership development for African American and Hispanic managers and entrepreneurs will be the two topics of discussion on the July 27 Economic Perspectives.

Rachel Johnston

Rachel Johnston

On the first half of Economic Perspectives, Austin entrepreneur Rachel Johnston will discuss the best strategies for enhancing small businesses through the use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other online social media tools.  Johnston, who is the owner of OperTuneUs, is sponsoring a social media training seminar for small businesses, Social Network with a Strategy, on July 30, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Johnston has over 20 years technical experience working in computer and web technology including web design, internet strategy, and computer system design.  She has a B.S. in computer science from Central State University and is a certified project manager.

On the second half of Economic Perspectives, Belinda Matingou, president of the Austin chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and Victor Alonzo, president of the Austin chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, will discuss the leadership training that will be provided for African American and Hsipanic managers, executives, students, and entrepreneurs at their annual Texas Leadership, Education, and Diversity Conference being held July 31, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The conference will focus on developing leadership and branding skills and straegies for a fast changing economy.

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