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KaDeadra McNealy: How an Instagram Hashtag Turned into a Business

KaDeadra McNealy: How an Instagram Hashtag Turned into a Business TECH ENTREPRENEUR / FOUNDER DCSW: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business. KaDeadra: I am KaDeadra McNealy, founder of MNBgo. This awesome platform connects clients to nail technicians for in-home nail care services. Although I have a master’s degree in public policy and worked in international trade, I am a dedicated culture podcast listener and beauty YouTube channel watcher. DCSW: What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?…

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Asafu Thomas: Thinking Big and Making Your Impact

Asafu Thomas: Thinking Big and Making Your Impact TECH ENTREPRENEUR / IMPACT INVESTOR Interview by The DCStartupWeek Team on December 15, 2019 Asafu Thomas mobilizes communities that are passionate about bringing business and capital to Africa. He started his first company in 2011. He’s now the founder and CEO of naya labs, a cutting-edge software development company that leverages top developers across the African continent, to build web/mobile applications for startups in the US. In 2017, he became a founding member…

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Kim Cayce: From Professional Athlete to Business Coach

Kim Cayce: From Professional Athlete to Business Coach BUSINESS COACH / PERSONAL BRANDING EXPERT / KEYNOTE SPEAKER Interview by The DCStartupWeek Team on December 8, 2019 Kim Cayce is a DC-based business coach, personal branding expert, and keynote speaker.  As the CEO of Vitamin*E Ventures, she leads a full-service management and marketing consultancy that helps brands grow revenue through data-driven strategy, marketing, design, and technology. Kim has MBAs in Entrepreneurship from both Stanford University and UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is also…

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Be a Guest At Your Own Event: Marcelle Folk

Be a Guest At Your Own Event: Marcelle Folk It’s not uncommon for startup founders to juggle two full-time jobs. One being their standard 9-5 and the other being their “passion project” — or startup. We had the opportunity to talk to Marcelle Folk, founder of Wine Key Experience, a DC-based event planning company that provides clients with the peace of mind that they can in-fact be a guest at their own event. While juggling a paralegal job, a teenage…

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Using Tech & Customer Service to Drive Your Business: Alex Richards

Using Tech & Customer Service to Drive Your Business: Alex Richards Customer service. It’s a buzz term we hear all of the time in the business world. While corporate companies can get away with a few less-than-stellar Google reviews, smaller companies or startups heavily rely on each and every customer experience. Whether your service is consumer-facing or not, customer service should remain a priority — because, where would we be without the support of our customers? This week we chatted…

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Can’t Make It to All of The Events? Check Out What Events We’re Live Streaming

Can’t Make It to All of The Events? Check Out What Events We’re Live Streaming Can’t Make It to All of The Events? Check Out What Events We’re Live Streaming By DC Startup Week As much as we’d like for you to take a whole week off for DCSW 2019, we know for startup entrepreneurs, that’s a tough ask. If you can’t make it to an event that you wish you could attend, we’ve set up a bunch of live…

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