Whenever we have the opportunity to spend time with Eric Collins, it’s always GOLD.
So when the venture capitalist and champion of underrepresented entrepreneurs rocked up at the Joy Book Club to discuss his new book We Don’t Need Permission: How Black Business Can Change Our World, we knew the chat was going to be one we would want to share on the podcast.
But, wow! This episode is EPIC.
The experiences and stories Eric shares about his past and background, including the Tuskegee syphilis trials and the Greensboro lunch counter sit-in, could not be more relevant given it’s Black History Month right now. And the reasons why he decided to write his book as a manifesto for underrrepresented entrepreneurs will have you wanting to knock on the door of government and ask why more isn’t being done. It’s powerful stuff.
Here’s why you need to tune in
Discover the shocking statistics for investment in businesses run by women and people of colour and learn more about the kind of businesses Eric and his team at Impact X invest in. You’ll be called to think bigger about your business or idea and hear Eric dishing out advice to two very lucky TechPixies.
Here’s what to listen out for:
[03:07] Why does Eric invest in underrepresented groups?
[05:05] Eric delves into black history.
[08:40] Why Eric wrote a manifesto, not a memoir.
[14:32] Hear the stories of Madam C. J. Walker and Reginald Lewis
[23:39] Advice to bear in mind when pitching to a venture capitalist.
[40:52] How do you get a ‘yes’ from an investor?
[43:13] TechPixie Chinyelu Eneda shares her business idea.
[51:53] TechPixie Claudia Murray gets advice on her business idea.
It’s time to create a movement.
Love our podcast? Leave a review and get hold of our Quick Start Podcast Guide.
Useful links and resources mentioned in this episode:
Connect with Eric
Transform your life. At TechPixies, we’re turning around the lives of women everywhere with our award-winning Social Media Foundations Membership and our Social Media Mastery Programme. Come and find out more at our Social Media Crash Course.
Get in touch. If you’ve got a question you want the answer to or a problem you need solving, or you have suggestions for future topics and guests, let us know. Email us at [email protected] – we’d love to hear from you.
Your opinion matters. If you’ve loved this episode, please rate and review the show. We want to transform the lives of as many women as possible, and your support helps us do just that. We even have a special gift as a thank you! When you submit a screengrab of your podcast subscription, we’ll send you our ‘Quick Start Guide to Podcasting’.
Listen up! Don’t miss out. We have so much content we want to share with you and many exciting episodes in the pipeline. Ensure you never miss an episode by following us at podfollow.com/techpixies. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts or follow the Sparkle and Thrive podcast on Spotify.