The Dr. Vibe Show

Wisdom is a social audio app which connects knowledge-seekers to mentors.

Dayo Akinrinade is the founder of the Wisdom social audio app.

Dayo started as an IT Management Consultant at Accenture and Deloitte. Then, driven by the lack of diversity in London’s tech ecosystem, she joined the founding team of OneTech, London’s largest diversity in startups programme, backed by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

Subsequently, after spotting a gap in the market, she went on to found Africlick, a cultural dating app targeting 1 billion Africans globally.

In 2019 she was named in the Financial Times Top 100 Most Influential Ethnic Minority Leaders in Tech. She has spoken on panels and lectured on diversity in technology at various organisations including, the UK Govt Department for International Development, Uber, Google and Oxford Said Business School. Her projects have been mentioned in publications including Forbes, CityAM and the Evening Standard.

Dayo holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester and a M.Sc. in Technology from University College London.

Wisdom’s mission is to democratize access to mentoring.

Wisdom lets you talk live with experts on dozens of topics like wellness, business, food and fitness.

The sessions you record on Wisdom can also be downloaded for use on your podcast. Many podcasters also find it a great way to meet and connect with guests.

Wisdom is an emerging platform in an emerging multi-billion dollar social audio category.

Ms. Akinrinade was live on our show on November 22, 2021.

During our conversation, Ms. Akinrinade talked about:

- Some of her background and where and when did her interest in tech start
- The impact of her mother on her life professionally and personally
- Being one of the few Black women taking computing in university (two Black women out of five hundred students)
- Working at Accenture, Deloitte, England's Ministry of Defence, recognizing the lack of diversity in those organizations and getting into founding start-ups
- Co-founding the <a href="https://weareonetech.org">OneTech</a> program (London's largest diversity and start up program) and what it is about
- The story behind the Wisdom app and what it is all about and what makes it different from other social audio apps including rewarding creators
- Her definition of social audio
- The process behind choosing the initial top mentors for the app
- Memories from the day the app went public
- The future of social apps
- Future plans for Wisdom (one of which being helping mentor monetize including people paying through Wisdom for one to one dedicated private consultations via audio)
- Her message for Black women in tech
- Some of her special Wisdom moments and what she is excited about for Wisdom's future
- What you can do to help Wisdom

 

Wisdom socials:

Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
Linkedin
Website

Dayo’s Socials:

Twitter
Instagram
Linkedin

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe
2020 Podcast News Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
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2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
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Black Canada Talking™ is a live online event that provides Black Canadians opportunity to give their takes and POVs on stories that are of importance to them.

Our guest on the October 31, 2021 edition of Black Canada Talking™ was Doug Minter.

Experienced professional in Business Development, Operational Leadership, Innovation and strategy, and with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management within the Chamber of Commerce industry (13 years) in both the USA & Canada. Strong sales professional skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Negotiation, Government Procurement, Budgeting, and Business Planning.

He served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps (Desert Storm Veteran) as a combat engineer as well as three years with the US Forestry Department as an initial attach firefighter. His time as a serial entrepreneur combined with his public service has prepared him as a leader during turbulent times and change.

Minter owned the largest black owned independent insurance agency in the State of Tn which he sold in 2008 prior to entering the Chamber of Commerce profession. As a serial entrepreneur he also started one of the first Valet Parking firms in East Tennessee. As a chamber of commerce executive, he served as chair of the Diversity Division of Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives for 5 years.

Recently he has adapted his skillsets to focus on ecosystem development and entrepreneurial programming. as founder of the Propel Mentor-Protege program and the Propel Mastermind program, I have been able to counsel over 1500 entrepreneurs and create over 100 million in economic development and over 1000 jobs. He is now a management consultant for the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce and is chair of the Entrepreneurship Sub-committee for the Mentorship & Sponsorship Committee for the Black North Initiative.

During our conversation, Doug talked about:

– Growing up in Eastern Tennessee
– What his parents instilled in him
– His passion for business and entrepreneurship giving him an avenue to connect people and make money at it
– Chamber of Commerce and his involvement with it
– Some of his business journey including buying, running and selling an insurance agency
– the impact that serving during Desert Storm and how it impacted him as a Black man and a business man
– Some of his Knoxville Chamber Of Commerce journey
– What brought Doug to Brampton, Ontario
– Getting involved with the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce
– The Underground Railroad bike ride (The Unity Ride 2018)
– Him feeling that there is a Black Renaissance happening in Canada and how entrepreneurship and leadership are key components of the Black Renaissance

You can contact Doug via email at:

Email
Phone: (416) 990-7921

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe
2020 Podcast News Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
Twitter
Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Spotify
Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Google Podcasts
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iHeartRadio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ at Anchor
Linkedin – The Dr. Vibe Show™
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