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EP #7: Yaw Owusu-Boahen: No-Code, Career Hacks, Founder Lessons and Diversity & Inclusion in Tech

February 27, 2021 Avthar Sewrathan Season 2 Episode 3
Learn With Avthar
EP #7: Yaw Owusu-Boahen: No-Code, Career Hacks, Founder Lessons and Diversity & Inclusion in Tech
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Learn With Avthar
EP #7: Yaw Owusu-Boahen: No-Code, Career Hacks, Founder Lessons and Diversity & Inclusion in Tech
Feb 27, 2021 Season 2 Episode 3
Avthar Sewrathan

Learn with Avthar #7: Yaw Owusu-Boahen on No-Code, Career Hacks, Founder Lessons and Diversity & Inclusion in Tech


ABOUT YAW

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.


KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YAW

Yaw's Website - https://yawob.me/

Yaw's Twitter: https://twitter.com/yawob_

Yaw's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yawowusuboahen/

Yaw's IG: https://www.instagram.com/freshprinceakeem/?hl=en


TIMESTAMPS

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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Show Notes

Learn with Avthar #7: Yaw Owusu-Boahen on No-Code, Career Hacks, Founder Lessons and Diversity & Inclusion in Tech


ABOUT YAW

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.


KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YAW

Yaw's Website - https://yawob.me/

Yaw's Twitter: https://twitter.com/yawob_

Yaw's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yawowusuboahen/

Yaw's IG: https://www.instagram.com/freshprinceakeem/?hl=en


TIMESTAMPS

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


CONNECT WITH AVTHAR

Learn more and stay up to date at: https://avthar.com

Avthar's Weekly Wisdom: https://avthar.substack.com

Learn with Avthar Podcast: https://avthar.buzzsprout.com

Follow Avthar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/avthars