Quote - “Founders need to realise that investors love founders that have failed before because it is in your failings, you learn the most.”
The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.
Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.
This episode features Kyle Maloney, Co-Founder of Tech Beach; a startup with an active community designed to connect the Caribbean with the Global Technology Ecosystem.
Klye studied Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and was exposed to entrepreneurship early on which culminated in Co-founding Tech Beach to offer a much needed service in the region.
He is passionate about empowering people and companies in the Caribbean through technology to scale and solve pertinent issues.
Listen and enjoy as Kyle talks to us about his journey with Tech Beach, his background and plans for the future.
Kyle’s Reading List
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Arthur R. Pell
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
2:30 Impact of covid and background of Tech Beach
5:58 Context of the Caribbean for startups
7:52 Expansion in the Caribbean compared to Africa
9:07 Fundraising process, challenges and advice
11:32 Recruiting and retaining talent
13:31 Kyle’s background and influences
19:49 Lessons from failure
24:00 Process to find the right mentor within the ecosystem
28:15 Title of the book about your life
30:53 Reading list
32:44 Being Afropolitan
35:03 Future plans
The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.
Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Want to learn more about Afropolitan?
Twitter - https://twitter.com/afropolitan
Website - https://www.afropolitan.io/
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