Learn with Avthar #7: Yaw Owusu-Boahen on No-Code, Career Hacks, Founder Lessons and Diversity & Inclusion in Tech
Yaw is a Ghanian-born, American entrepreneur. He currently directs the Immerse Pre-Accelerator for BIPOC founders, as a leader of the founder inclusion team at Bubble, a company which makes a No-Code application building platform.
Previously, Yaw co-founded LMNS, an equal-opportunity hiring platform for digital marketers, and was a consultant at the prestigious Bain and Company. Yaw is a graduate of Princeton University, with a degree in Public Policy and International Relations.
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Yaw's Website - https://yawob.me/
Yaw's Twitter: https://twitter.com/yawob_
Yaw's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yawowusuboahen/
0:00 - Intro
2:42 - Yaw's journey from employee to founder
8:24 - Where does self-belief and conviction in our abilities come from?
15:11 - Exit strategies when leaving a company
25:33 - Finding value in your current position
29:00 - Creating an app for the New York Club scene
33:06 - Lessons from a two-time founder
37:33 - Problem-Founder-Fit
44:15 - The LMNS story
47:22 - The Hiring space is saturated
52:38 - Choosing a partner is the most important business decision you will ever make
55:10 - Entrepreneurship is not sexy
58:56 - Conviction investors vs Sheep investors
1:07:00 - Distribution and finding traction
1:20:12 - Diversity and Inclusion in the tech industry
1:24:16 - Accelerators, Pre-Accelerators and how they're bridging the diversity gap
1:30:12 - What is No-Code?
1:32:16 - How Bubble enables entrepreneurs to test their ideas faster
1:53:55 - Quickfire questions
1:58:03 - Tools, Resources and Frameworks from a two-time Founder
2:00:28 - Finding your Authentic Self
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