Down to Mars

Episode 8: Nail it Before You Scale it

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By Nadiyah Johnson
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A timely podcast focused on diversity in tech and startup spaces! Hosted by tech entrepreneur and founder of Jet Constellations Nadiyah Johnson. This podcast focuses mainly on developers, designers, and entrepreneurs involved in the tech and startup industry. Episodes consist of interviews with founders, venture capitalist, industry leaders and diversity champions to share stories and discuss the challenges and possible solutions of improving representation in tech.
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A timely podcast focused on diversity in tech and startup spaces! Hosted by tech entrepreneur and founder of Jet Constellations Nadiyah Johnson. This podcast focuses mainly on developers, designers, and entrepreneurs involved in the tech and startup industry. Episodes consist of interviews with founders, venture capitalist, industry leaders and diversity champions to share stories and discuss the challenges and possible solutions of improving representation in tech.
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Episode 11 -- The Young Shall Lead Them - Host Jordan Davis
In this episode we switch it up .  Jordan Davis, a seventh grader from Highland Community School, hosts this episode of Down to Mars Podcast.  She shares with us her journey in STEM thus far and her perspectives on the importance of representation.  Jordan asks incredible questions that touch on the topics that range from  entrepreneurship to racism in STEM. Please join us for the Milky Way Tech for Good Pitch out Nov 16 6pm at 88 nine studios.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-milky-way-tech-for-good-pitch-out-tickets-73061319373
23:34
November 3, 2019
Episode 10 - Your Survival Kit
A double hitter!  In episode 10 we had the opportunity to listen to Raymond Roberts and Kiyana Mensah share their journeys in STEM and entrepreneurship.  Raymond discussed the critical competencies that he believes everyone should have in this day and age. Kiyana shared about her journey starting a tutoring program for local Milwaukee youth!  Tweetable quote: "If a job is repeatable... its soon to be obsolete" .   "If you want to survive you need the most diverse team possible" "Either you're a hustler or a customer." Shooting Star: Emmett Chappelle  Biochemist Emmett Chappelle discovered that a specific combination of chemicals caused a living organism to produce and emit light. Chappelle's innovations in harvesting the power of bioluminescence facilitated important findings within the fields of biology and chemistry. Tech Topic:  Breaking down artificial intelligence Next Milky Way Tech Hub meetup: 8/24/19 - 219 N Milwaukee St. 10:00am
1:04:57
August 23, 2019
Episode 9 -- Code For Milwaukee
In Episode 9  Andrew Yaspan a founding member of Code For Milwaukee shares the mission and vision behind CFM.  We discuss the power of open source city data and how it can be used to provide transparency and accountability with city officials. Shooting star of the day :  Mark Dean Tech Topic:  Open source city data Note:  Next Milky Way Tech Hub meetup June 29th Penrod Software.. 219 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 
38:20
June 23, 2019
Episode 8: Nail it Before You Scale it
Shooting Star:  Jessica Matthews! Tech Topic: Edge Computing.  Guest:Tanzania Sewell Founder of Beyond STEM Tweetable quote "Nail it before you scale it" "Your destiny is unshakeable regardless of what your plans are." "Think in our Authentic Truth" In Episode 8 Tanzania Sewell shares her experience as a Black Woman in STEM working in Corporate America and launching her startup Beyond STEM!
30:29
May 18, 2019
Episode 7 -- Hack-a-Pipeline
Shooting star: Madam CJ walker Tech Topic: Democratizing data science pros & cons Interview : Jenny Ketz + LiftupMKe + Hack- a -Pipeline Jenny Ketz talks about her experience as a woman in computer science and her new startup Liftup MKE. Be sure to register for the amazing event on eventbite! - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-a-pipeline-mkes-first-ever-all-woman-and-non-binary-hackathon-tickets-56754744970
18:00
May 1, 2019
Episode 6 - Tech is For Everyone
In episode 6 we discuss how tech is democratizing knowledge. Listeners are able to hear a panel conversation about navigating the tech industry as Black women.  Tech Topic:  Shooting Star :Marie Van Brittan Brown - Tech topic: online learning platforms - Panel: Navigating tech as a black woman(Panelist: Keisha Howard, Nadiyah Johnson, Sharon Butler, Tiffany Dillon) Events in the Milky Way  The Milky Way Meet up - April 27th  Hack a Pipeline - May 4th 
59:30
April 8, 2019
Episode 5 -- Faith and Fruition
In Episode 5 we discuss the power of storytelling in the tech industry! We had the opportunity to chat with the brilliant Anita Mogaka.. Milwaukee’s very own community narrator! Our Shooting star segment featured Dr. Patricia Bath.  Topics include:  Storytelling tips to sell your products.  The Bee Narrative Faith and Fruition The Blueprint business cultivator.  Various paths to starting a business.  Augmented reality as it relates to storytelling. 
45:04
March 24, 2019
Episode 4 -- Show Them What Crazy Can Do
Topics:  Women’s Entrepreneurship week recap Shooting star: Dr. Shirley ann Jackson Tech topic : Tech in the logistics Industry. In episode 4: we have discussion with Jeffery Pugh Consultant at Accenture and Head of Legal at Short Cut.  Jeff Shared His experience launching his first startup - VC His experience working as Head of Legal at Shortcut  How to innovate Advice to those starting a startup Tweetable quote: “When you write things down you’re starting to put things in motion” “Put things on paper and watch things get real”
45:02
March 9, 2019
Episode 3 - Proof of Your Promise
In Episode 3 we have a conversation with the brilliant CEO of Branperience, Teju Aluko.  Teju Shares tips on how to create amazing brand experiences for customers.  Shooting star: Garrett A Morgan Tech Topic : Using technology to build your brand.   Topics: Women’s Entrepreneurship Week Difference between marketing and branding Gucci’s marketing Social Media -- Instagram IG TV vs Youtube Fyre Festival Disruptive marketing innovations. Tips for people trying to start a marketing business. 
46:10
February 24, 2019
Episode 2 -- Creations of the Mind
In episode 2 we discuss Intellectual Property with CEO of IP Zone Tracey Thomas.  Topics: Shooting Star feature: Gerald Lawson -Tips on how to protect your IP -IP zone -Advice for startups -Importance of the value proposition -Uber vs Lyft -Biggest mistakes for startups -Side hustles
39:29
February 10, 2019
Episode 1-- Whatever I Want
Shooting Star: Lewis Latimer Tech topic: Insurtech {disruptive vs transformative innovations; Net promoter score} In episode 1 we interview Lyndon Johnson. Lyndon has been a software engineer for over 20 years. He shares how technology has changed over the years, how to stay current in the industry, and thoughts about AI! Is AI  scary or helpful? Tweetable Quote: “Follow your curiosity”  “Data is gold” 
27:12
January 27, 2019
Episode .5 -- Hello World
Welcome to Down to Mars!
01:37
January 16, 2019
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