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Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Nicaila Matthews Okome for your weekly installment of Side Hustle Pro and learn actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. Side Hustle Pro features interviews with inspiring black women entrepreneurs like Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter and Myleik Teele of CurlBox.
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Jul 27, 2016

How did the product of a once homeless single mother become the Founder and CEO of a rising startup? This week’s guest, Stephanie Lampkin, shares how an influential aunt led her to coding at a young age, setting the stage for her to graduate from Stanford and MIT Sloan.

Later, a surprise rejection from Google would lead her to found Blendoor, a mobile job matching app that hides candidate name and photo to circumvent unconscious bias and facilitate diversity recruiting in tech companies. Blendoor’s goal is to highlight the information that's most relevant to a candidate being a "good fit" independent of race, gender, military history or sexual orientation.

In this this episode, Stephanie breaks down:

  • How she determined what kind of business structure to set up
  • The art of the “pitch”
  • How she approaches pitching on stage vs pitching for investors
  • How to build a team as an early stage company
  • How she keeps the company lean and financially sustains herself as an entrepreneur

Find out about Stephanie’s experience founding not one, but two startups and her journey to Silicon Valley in this episode.

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