120 - Diversifying the Tech Industry with Kristin Slink, Founder & CEO of TechAF

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Welcome Kristin Slink, the founder and CEO of TechAF, this week to the podcast. Here's more about Kristin in her own words:

Hi, I’m Kristin and I've supported hundreds of underrepresented founders to incubate and launch their tech business.
Are you next?
$147 billion in venture capital was invested in US startups in just the first half of 2021. Black founders received only 1.2% of those investments.
Let's change that.
Tech AF is a movement. We’re sick of that status quo. The tech industry needs more diversity. It needs a lower tech-bro-ratio. It needs more people with different life experiences, backgrounds, gender-identities, skin colors, abilities, and perspectives.
Resources exist for underestimated founders, but require you to have a product in the market with paying customers. Getting to this stage is HARD. Especially if you've never done it before.
I've been in the trenches myself. At 27, I taught myself everything I needed to know to build my first tech business. Of course, I made a ton of mistakes along the way. But plenty of incredible people pushed me, too. More importantly, I refused to take no for an answer and blazed my own path.
I went head first into a ten year journey that resulted in raising more than $55M in funding and going through the experience of having that business acquired, twice.
Since then I’ve advised and supported hundreds of underrepresented founders through a variety of Atlanta's leading startup programs. Many of these founders have gone on to raise venture capital and implement growth strategies for scale.
With Tech AF, I've developed a proprietary five-part system based on my unique experience that streamlines the path from idea to a fundable business.
If you have a scalable tech idea and don’t know what to do next - apply today and let's talk!

Connect with Kristin Slink here:

Website - https://www.iamtechaf.com/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinslink/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamtechaf/

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Maya

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