Melissa Bradley of 1863 Ventures: Catalytic Change and the New Majority

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Show Overview:

Melissa Bradley of 1863 Ventures talks to the hosts about her journey and preparing future business leaders to tackle society’s largest challenges to create a more inclusive, just and sustainable version of capitalism.

About GFGF:

The Get Found Get Funded podcast is at the intersection of entrepreneurship and social justice where we focus on entrepreneurship as a possible path to wealth creation — specifically for Black and Latinx communities.

 

Featured Guest:

Melissa Bradley of 1863 Ventures talks to the hosts about her journey and preparing future business leaders to tackle society’s largest challenges to create a more inclusive, just and sustainable version of capitalism.

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • As a leader, “know when to lead, when to follow, and when to get the hell out of the way.”
  • Networking and attending social events can be the key to future success.  

Timestamps:

1:01 – Introduction 

4:23 – Transitioning through different careers.

8:57 – Knowing when to lead and how to lead strategically. 

12:12 – The new majority

14:45 – An entrepreneur’s journey and quarrel. 

18:09 – Why has the Black D.C. entrepreneurship scene not caught the attention of the press?

25:51 – Crunching the numbers.

 

 

Items Mentioned in the Show:

1863 Ventures: https://www.1863ventures.net/

New Voices: https://newvoicesfoundation.org/ 

Ideas Worth Teaching: https://www.ideasworthteachingawards.com/ 

 

Quotes from the Show:

  • “Know when to lead, when to follow, and when to get the hell out of the way.”
  • “I think that for entrepreneurs now - even as I think about new ventures that I start - what you have to be able to discern is what is it that you’re really good at [and] what are you not really good at. And I think a lot of times entrepreneurs - because in the pitch world you just tell everybody what’s great about you - they’re unable to identify what’s not great about you.”
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