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In3Talks

In3Talks

By Aaron Saunders
In3Talks is a new series featuring Aaron Saunders, CEO of Inclusive Innovation Incubator, freely talking about the life of an entrepreneur and his mission to address the gaps and challenges of the underrepresented tech professionals, startup founders, businesses and entrepreneurs.

These sessions are unedited and come to you straight from Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) - 2301 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC.

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In3Talks #19 - In3DC Talking Tech and the Intersection with Financial Services Industry and Venture Capital

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In3Talks #24 - March 4th 2021
Intro: Update us about In3DC, Clearly Innovative Inc, and what's going on with Aaron Saunders  Q1. Product Development Bootcamp, the launch of the Future is Written in Code FiWiC is about building your MVP with the business model in mind. - https://bit.ly/fiwic-mvp-course-application  Q2. Apprenticeship Program: Why is it important and what is the value it brings to individuals looking to get in tech?  Q3. Institutions partnerships and collaborations: Lesson Learned and why it's important to work on innovative approaches  Q4. The Big Elephant in the Room: the Howard University Story - https://technical.ly/dc/2021/02/16/inclusive-innovation-labs-in3-howard-canceled/  Q5. CEO Group: what's the value and what have you learned - https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddbuterbaugh/  Conclusion: What do you envision for In3 and yourself? What have you learned as an entrepreneur you would share with upcoming entrepreneurs? Tell us about Aaron's path in the Tech world - Why Rahel calls him the Tech Guru and Veteran?  #diversity #diversityandinclusion #tech #technology #podcast #blackpodcasts #blackpodcasters #founders #startups #entrepreneur #thefutureiswrittenincode
55:05
March 12, 2021
🎧 In3Talks #23 - December 10th 2020
🎧 In3Talks #23  #podcast #diversity #entrepreneurship  - How do you feel about the In3DC location closure?  - You shared an article about black spaces closing down during the Covid19, what are your thoughts about it?  - Lessons learned about partnerships and goals? What is the right approach?  - Your point of view about D&I and the realities of addressing this current problem?  - How do you find the In3DC programs address the problems of the Tech Gap?  - What do you see for the future in 2021? 
46:20
December 11, 2020
IN3Talks #22 - Inclusive Innovation Incubator is Closing Its Physical Location
BIG NEWS IS: IN3Talks #22 - Inclusive Innovation Incubator is Closing Its Physical Location, Our two sponsors DC Government and Howard University decided against moving forward with the program, so we are moving on. Thankful for their initial support and time for a new chapter, with Inclusive Innovation Incubator going online we can expand our reach beyond the region and clear up the constant confusion that we were part of Howard University... which we never were. We were always about the WHOLE Community,  TOPICS COVERED - Big Announcement, Closing Physical Location, Moving Programming Online - Let us know about the In3DC transition. - How your tech background has allowed you to transition online? - How are In3DC programs going to be customized for the online platform? - How do you plan on managing this new normal? Tell us how you are? - Give us a brief about your professional journey- how did you get to In3DC? - With your other company Clearly Innovative, how did you get your first client? - Why did you extend to In3DC? PRESS - Here’s how In3DC CEO Aaron Saunders plans to run the incubator online: https://technical.ly/dc/2020/10/26/in3dc-online-coronavirus/
40:49
November 1, 2020
In3Talks #21
Topics Cover In This Episode Give us an update about In3 and what's happening Based on recent events especially with the BLM, how has corporations' investment in communities of color changed? Do you believe legacy organizations are able to make a difference? What could corporations do differently? What and how can corporations do to create a pipeline of skilled professionals from underserved and underrepresented communities? What are clear challenges in tech and interconnectivity that can be easily tackled? In3DC is working on IIL focusing on small businesses and tech-enablement, why small businesses? Have we forgotten older populations and how they can adapt to tech tools? your thoughts on: What are the expected outcomes of corporations? See the VLOG - In3 Talks Video Sessions
38:14
October 2, 2020
In3Talks #20 - In3DC Talking Tech with In3Labs Winner - WigNation Founder Jennifer Ukegbu
This is part one of a two part episode talking about WigNation, In3Labs, being a women in tech, being a person of color in tech and how HUGE the business opportunity is in hair and wigs - https://linktr.ee/wignation - https://www.in3dc.com
32:60
July 31, 2020
In3Talks #19 - In3DC Talking Tech and the Intersection with Financial Services Industry and Venture Capital
This will be a two part episode with a guest Denise Saunders COO/CFO Inclusive Innovation Incubator and Clearly Innovative Inc. We are also discussing a new venture Community Innovation Initiative which is focused on FinTech and FinEducation in Black and under resourced communities  1:05 - Denise Saunders Intro how she got in to financial world, including being an investment banker 3:10 - Talking about how investment banking work translates to work she is doing today with entrepreneurs + her experience in management consulting 4:20 - How did you get involved with Clearly Innovative and In3DC 5:17 - Importance of Denise in In3DC and Clearly Innovative growth, know you numbers to make it all work 8:20 - Denise’s Thoughts on venture capital in underserved and underrepresented community - the value of social capital / the network makes it all happen 11:20 - Aaron’s Thoughts on venture capital in underserved and underrepresented community - the value of social capital / the network makes it all happen - what’s a small business and what is a scalable business 13:10 - My thoughts on Venture Capital Industry - creating the pipeline versus leveraging experienced intelligent people to make lateral moves into the industry 15:40 - Denise talking about it from her perspective from working on Wall Street and seeing the associates working there way through the system 17:30 - Being a VC / Accredited Investor what are the requirements and is that another constraint for People of Color, thoughts on Crowdfunding 19:40 - Community Innovation Initiative - Tech Education with focus on Financial Literacy to mirror what we are doing with #TheFutureIsWrittenInCode, but in Financial Industry, making careers on Wall Street 22:00 - Denise discussing her feelings of “Imposter Syndrome” when she started her internship on Wall Street with her peers from Stanford and Harvard 23:15 - Why are will still count the “First”, we need this to be more normalized in Finance and Technology as the two main pillars of the future. Why a heavy push in Tech, but Finance industry still has a legacy of racism and inequality 26:30 - Blacks have had to create their own businesses on Wall Street to reach executive level and have impact
27:18
July 15, 2020
Bonus: In3DC Updates - Thanks for Being Patience
IN3DC updates and comments/thoughts on being asked to be patience Thank You For Your Patience How much longer do Black people need to be patience?and if that is a request, please give us some context on what you are doing that deserves us considering your request?? email info@in3dc.com - for sponsorship deck  Trying to give weekly updates on what is going on with @in3dc and share more of an insight to our work and my thoughts on #entrepreneurship #technology and #ecosystembuilding from my perspective here in #washingtondc FOLLOW US website: https://www.in3dc.com IG : https://www.instagram.com/in3dc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/In3DC Podcast : https://www.in3dc.com/podcast Sponsor A Program: https://www.in3dc.com/sponsorship
05:46
July 3, 2020
Bonus: OHUB365 - Inclusive Innovation Incubator with Aaron Saunders
OHUB365 - Inclusive Innovation Incubator with Aaron Saunders Original Video Links https://opportunityhub.co/ https://www.in3dc.com
01:17:58
June 25, 2020
Bonus: JuneteenthConf - Aaron Saunders - Keynote: The Journey To Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3DC)
This is the audio from the JuneteenthConf How we ended up building an innovation space for black and underrepresented communities. Our focus on tech enabled startups and small business is driven by our roots in the development firm Clearly Innovative Inc, mobile partners for NMAAHC. --- Aaron Saunders CEO Inclusive Innovation Incubator, Clearly Innovative, 30 years in technology /entrepreneurship space as developer, manager, founder and CEO Original Video On YouTube
01:17:49
June 23, 2020
In3DC Update - June 18th - #BlackLivesMatter, now #Juneteenth What's Next?
0:22 Discuss In3DCs Plans for Re-Opening  1:43 Technically DC Guest Post - No Financial Support  2:14 Who Has Gotten LOCAL Support Since #BlackLivesMatter Movement Started  4:00 We all Live Here and Want the Same Things, Who Will Help?  4:35 In3Labs Cohort, and Upcoming Programming  5:00 Our Ask, Call To Action - email me aaron@in3dc.com  5:50 Speaking Appearances This Week & Next OTHER LINKS https://technical.ly/dc/2020/06/15/time-now-connect-ecosystem-builders-in3-aaron-saunders/ https://www.juneteenthconf.com/ https://ionicframework.com/ioniconf In3DC News: https://www.in3dc.com/in-the-news In3DC Sponsorship: https://www.in3dc.com/sponsorship
06:48
June 19, 2020
#In3Talks - Special Edition - For The Win Interview
This week we have the audio from the live stream from the interview series "For The Win" by Rakia Finley where I am interviewed about my work, the community I serve and why I do what I do.   Join Me and Founder of Copper & Vine Studio & Creative Rakia Finley (@rakiamc) for a lively discussion on the power of purpose, passion, and business at 2pm on "For The Win" @lunch4thewin
01:00:35
May 18, 2020
In3Talks #18 - Thoughts From the Home Office on #TheNewNormal
This episode is abit longer than usual but a lot of topics to cover with all of the changes going on in everyone's life... touching on personal and professional challenges we are all facing What’s the status of In3 given the current lockdown? How In3 has been able to quickly integrate tech solutions to the educational programming offered usually on site? FiWiC and Grow&Glow are now provided as online workshops /classes? Effects of the Lock Down on Small Business and Entrepreneurs from Under Resourced Communities What is going to Happen to the Co-Working Industry Importance of developing online present, remote work Working on our online platform Pivoting IN3DC In3Nation Business Model Growth of Gaming and Esports monetization
36:01
April 17, 2020
#In3Talks - Inclusive Innovation Incubator Corona Virus Update
Update on what's going on with Inclusive Innovation Incubator what we are looking to do to continue to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in Washington DC and now by going online, reaching a larger audience video: https://www.facebook.com/In3DC/videos/654100235418760/
04:01
March 20, 2020
In3Talks #17 - Talking Quick Returns or Sustainable Outcomes
Interviewed about funding and supporting entrepreneurs ecosystems which In3 community building Post afrotech meeting which was about how to continue building on what was initiated at the Afrotech conference. Future is Written in Code programming python and unity which are offered at In3. Speaking engagement at coinbase focused on building communities to bring awareness about tech and cryptocurrency. Attended esports panel which focused on building communities to educate people about the gaming world. Links www.in3dc.com  https://www.instagram.com/in3dc https://www.eventbrite.com/o/inclusive-innovation-incubator-in3-13379200379
14:28
March 8, 2020
In3Talks #16 - In3Talks Generations, TheFutureIsWrittenInCode Developer Days, In3DC Updates
Talking about a new series of talks that will be mixed in with regular In3Talks called "In3Talks Generations" where I will chat with my 16 year old son and my 8 year old daughter about tech and gaming so we can get different perspectives from different generations We are also working on a Developer Days through #TheFutureIsWrittenInCode and then just an update on upcoming programming
07:42
February 16, 2020
In3Talks #15 - More... Gaming, eSports Diversity, Inclusion And Culture
Foresight for 2020: Tech, Innovation and Capital Gaming industry what’s coming and the representation challenges, Call Of Duty League The various job opportunities in the gaming and esports industry What’s at In3 - more panels and talks, more trainings such as python and unity, gaming events and women programs
15:28
January 31, 2020
In3Talks #14 - Gaming, eSports Diversity, Inclusion And Culture
This was recorded in December 2019, but wanted to save it for the start of the new season of #In3Talks episodes because gaming and esports will be a big part of the work we are doing with In3DC and In3Nation this year. We will talk about Gaming, eSports Diversity, Inclusion & Culture and where do people of color fit in an industry that seems to find ways to generate revenue from a community that consumes tons of their content yet have very little roles on the the creation side for not only the content, but the wealth that the industry is creating. Digital games raked in $120 billion in 2019 — three times more than all movies combined https://buff.ly/2Fi8T37
18:11
January 16, 2020
In3Talks #13 - December 30th 2019
Reflection on the last few years as an entrepreneur, community builder trying to have impact on the washington dc tech ecosystem. This year we welcomed 1500+ technologist, entrepreneurs & creatives for 40+ @in3dc programs - covering women #entrepreneurship, - #technology, - #gaming and - general entrepreneurship/small business programming. We look forward to doing even more in 2020 www.in3dc.com
17:55
December 31, 2019
In3Talks #12 - November 29th 2019
Topics discussed Thoughts on AfroTech AfroTech is Focused on Millennials Meeting my peers for networking Recruiting Hiring & Retention A black dollar to me is cost me more to get than others.. Vector90 - TechStars - Grid110
20:08
November 29, 2019
In3Talks #11 - October 30 2019
In3Talks #11 In3Talks is a  series featuring Aaron Saunders, CEO of Inclusive Innovation Incubator & Clearly Innovative Inc, freely talking about the life of an entrepreneur and his mission to address the gaps and challenges of the underrepresented tech professionals, startup founders, businesses and entrepreneurs. These sessions are unedited and come to you straight from Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) located at 2301 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC. Topics discussed in #In3Talks Session 11: Defining success The Gaming Industry and why In3 has created "It's Not Just a Game" Difference between gaming and eGaming Community building around gaming- where are the opportunities ( content creators vs consumers) Gender equity in the gaming industry References What is Twitch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitch_(service) What is Mixer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixer_(service) East Hampton Teen Saves Life of Boy Hundreds of Miles Away https://buff.ly/33akE68
17:53
October 31, 2019
In3Talks Bonus Content - What is Success?!!
In3Talks Bonus Content - What is Success?!! Was talking about likes, follows, influencers and brands in regards to success and a sustainable investable business with my team this week.
03:04
October 25, 2019
In3Talks #10 - October 05, 2019
In3Talks #10 In3Talks is a  series featuring Aaron Saunders, CEO of Inclusive Innovation Incubator & Clearly Innovative Inc, freely talking about the life of an entrepreneur and his mission to address the gaps and challenges of the underrepresented tech professionals, startup founders, businesses and entrepreneurs. These sessions are unedited and come to you straight from Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) located at 2301 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC. Topics discussed in #In3Talks Session 10:  1. Resilience and entrepreneurship  2. Journey of an entrepreneur 3. Growth of In3 in various cities and what you need to be in cities across the world. 4. Tech gap and underrepresentation in tech ecosystem  5. Gaming industry and why Its not just a game was created 
22:49
October 5, 2019
In3Talks #9
In3Talks #9 A few changes first off we are trying to focus on a specific topic and keep the podcast closer to 15 minutes instead of 25-30 minutes. Please feel free to hit me up on social media with your thoughts on the new approach. We are focusing on our coding initiative #TheFutureIsWrittenInCode where we provide technical training along with project based learning for  Free thanks to the support of the Office of The Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Office here in Washington, DC. More information on http://www.in3dc.com - #in3DC - #In3Nation
18:34
September 21, 2019
In3Talks #8
This a Summer Summary of What's Been Happening w/In3DC The "Diversity & Inclusion Trap" - who gets pushed to the edges Chasing grants is not a sustainable strategy Struggling to build my own relationship capital Why I am committed to In3DC and In3Nation Looking at the idea of a "Controlled Burn" to find success with Inclusive Innovation Incubator 
30:40
July 31, 2019
In3Talks #7 - June 1, 2019
Topic discussed in this episode In3DC and the importance cultivating technologists and providing technical capital for entrepreneurs/ startups / businesses - from social impact to economic development How does In3DC respond to the needs of the community as it pertains to the lack of skills in technology. How does In3DC address the technology gap.  In3DC location close to University such as HBCU like Howard - how to sell the ecosystem, meaning  we are for the whole community not just the university
25:43
June 1, 2019
In3Talks #6 - May 23rd 2019
Coding Workshops,  Social Impact &  Birthday Reflection This is a quick hit... Unedited talk about upcoming programing at Inclusive Innovation Incubator and Future Is Written In Code javascript coding workshops. Personal thoughts, maybe even a rant, on my perspective of the sacrifices of #ecosystem builders and people in #socialimpact space. The last thoughts are related to my annual reflection on life and decisions from the past year which is what I do on my birthday which is next month.  #founder #entrepreneur #coder
06:44
May 24, 2019
In3Talks #5 - April 18th 2019
 Topics covered in this session, the result are in from Inclusive Innovation Labs (In3Labs) - Lesson learned from running the first cohort Inclusive Innovation Labs (In3Labs), team building, cofounders and being an entrepreneur is hard - How In3Labs fits into being an "ecosystem catalyst" - Future is Written In Code, Workforce development programs and why they are just this generations vocational schools
25:31
April 18, 2019
In3Talks #4 - April 3rd 2019
 Topics covered in this session, there is a heavy focus in Inclusive Innovation Labs (In3Labs) since we are getting close to the pitch day for the first cohort and there are a lot of observations and ideas that are top of mind. - Is there a need for a separate program for entrepreneurs that only focuses on tech-enablement of their products to fill the gap when there technical co-founder - What does being an "ecosystem catalyst" mean to me - Why do a care so much about the entrepreneurial ecosystem - Workforce development programs and how that fits into cultivating a more robust ecosystem - What have I learned from running Inclusive Innovation Labs - Why is the mentorship component of In3Labs so critical - What have I learned/observed about the entrepreneurs in this first cohort - Advice for the members of this first cohort - What is the virtual CTO offering from Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3DC) and what is it important
22:17
April 4, 2019
In3Talks #3 - March 23rd 2019
This in In3Talks #3 - In3Talks #3 - Topics Covered - Closing remarks about SxSW and WeDC Ambassadors - Why In3DC launched the Inclusive Innovation Labs? - What challenges do underserved participants need to surmount to grow or implement their ideas? - Google launched their new product for gaming called Stadia, and given the capital required, how do you think the underserved can engage to benefit as shareholders? - One does not need to be a computer scientist to do programming, can you elaborate? - In3 just partnered with Treehouse to provide additional tools for IIL participants, why? - the app as a product vs a business?
20:12
March 24, 2019
In3Talks #2 - March 15th 2019
This in In3Talks #2 - Talking about my trip to #sxsw2019, #ecosystem building and builders, the "3Cs" we are focusing on at Inclusive Innovation Incubator  - Technical Capital - Social Capital - Financial Capital Find the videos here on Facebook and the audio version for the podcast folks here on Anchor - https://anchor.fm/aaron-saunders7
20:15
March 15, 2019
In3Talks #1 - March 6th 2019
In3Talks is a new series featuring Aaron Saunders, CEO of Inclusive Innovation Incubator, freely talking about the life of an entrepreneur and his mission to address the gaps and challenges of the underrepresented tech professionals, startup founders, businesses and entrepreneurs.  These sessions are unedited and come to you straight from Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) located at 2301 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC.   Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to learn more about In3 and join us.
21:27
March 7, 2019