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Bootstrap Your Way to a Million-Dollar Business

Date: 05/13/2021

Time: 12:30pm
Where: LMHQ, Virtual,

Watch Bootstrap Your Way to a Million-Dollar Business
The road to turning a brilliant idea into a thriving business can feel insurmountable. But with persistence and preparation, you can find both an audience and funding, and get your dream business off the ground. 
Take it from Sevetri Wilson, one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Female Founders building world-changing companies. At only 22 years old, she founded her first company, Solid Ground Innovations, and built it out to a 7-figure enterprise. In this fireside chat with entrepreneur and STEM advocate Takeyah Young, Sevetri pulled from her new book, Resilient: How to Overcome Anything and Build a Million Dollar Business With or Without Capital and described her journey from self-funding to venture capital success.
She highlighted the lessons learned from a life of entrepreneurship, including: 
  • How to go from idea to product
  • The correct way to dive into the hiring process
  • Preparing to raise money
  • Building a tech company as a non-technical founder
  • How to select the right accelerators, programs, and pitch competitions
  • Creating wealth while building a business
About Our Speakers
Sevetri Wilson is the Founder and CEO of technology startup Resilia, founded in 2016. Headquartered in New Orleans with a second office in New York, Resilia is revolutionizing how nonprofits are created and maintained, and how enterprises (cities, private foundations, and corporations) scale impact. The company has raised over $10M in venture capital to date. In September 2020, Sevetri was named a Rising Star on the Forbes Cloud 100 List.
Resilia was named to Venture Beat’s top startups to watch out for in 2019; also in 2019, Sevetri was named to Inc. Magazine’s 100 Female Founders building world-changing companies and to PitchBook’s 27 leading black founders and investor list. Prior to Resilia, she founded Solid Ground Innovations, LLC., a strategic communications agency, and authored Solid Ground: How I Built a 7 Figure Company at 22 with Zero Capital. Her book spent 6 weeks at #1 on Amazon in the startup category. Sevetri is a 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Public Service, the Jefferson Award; and her work was featured in the U.S. Senate report to the White House on Volunteerism in the U.S. Sevetri’s work and that of her clients has been featured in national publications such as USA Today, Time Magazine, and CNN.
Takeyah Young is an industrious thinker, engaging speaker, personal and professional leadership consultant, and STEM advocate who operates at the intersection of innovation, transformational leadership, and entrepreneurship as pathways for legacy building.
An engineer by training, educator in practice, and entrepreneur at heart, Takeyah Young provides strategic planning, project management, and management solutions through her boutique consultancy. She is the founder of a technology and data-driven startup focused on helping organizations launch technology transfer initiatives, build commercialization capacity, and educate their communities about the importance of intellectual assets and how they can be used to build wealth.
Through her community wealth-building endeavor, Prosperity MIX™, Takeyah trains and develops leaders to provide financial education to their communities and team members.
You can find her online at or on your favorite social platform @TakeyahYoung.
About Our Partner
Impact Hub is the world’s most extensive association of social impact communities aligned with the SDGs, represented by more than 100 hubs in more than 60 countries and composed of more than 17,000 entrepreneurs and changemakers. Through Impact Hubs, entrepreneurs and changemakers can give New Yorkers the opportunity to scale across the world- while others access New York for learning, scaling, and capital.

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