Volume 13: A Look into Afrotech 2018; On meeting Backstage Capital’s Arlan Hamilton, gems from Everett Taylor, and why we’re looking forward to Afrotech 2019
By Fredia + Jena
Consider this your exclusive LOOK into Afrotech 2018: including insights into the Afrotech 2018 Pitch competition, business tips from serial entrepreneur Everette Taylor, and a hilariously embarrassing story detailing Jena as she met Arlan Hamtilon of Backstage Capital. November 8-11, 2018 Afrotech returned to San Francisco for another year. Fredia and Jena made the mandatory mission across the Bay Bridge to The Palace of Fine Arts to join 3,998 other black folks for the biggest and blackest tech conference the world’s ever seen. Afrotech was an ocean of community, a tidal wave of black success. Both hosts were mesmerized by the abundance of folks who flew in from around the world: CEO’s, coders, entrepreneurs, investors, designers, and innovators packed the venue from wall to wall. Haven’t bought your tickets yet for Afrotech 2019? Well, you’ll want to after this episode!