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Founder is related to Latin fundus, meaning "bottom" or "base." When something "founders," it usually hits the bottom in one sense or another. When a ship founders, it sinks to the bottom of the sea, for example, and if your endeavor is foundering, it isn't doing well and is therefore headed downward.


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The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. Starring Michael Keaton as businessman Ray Kroc, the film depicts the story of his creation of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain, which eventually involved forcing out the company's original founders to take control with conniving ruthlessness. Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch co-star as McDonald's founders Richard and Maurice McDonald, alongside Linda Cardellini as Ray Kroc's third wife Joan Smith, and B. J. Novak as McDonald's president and chief executive Harry J. Sonneborn.[6]

@foundersbrewing moving out of this house after 13 years. This was the last beer I chose to have here. Thanks for the memories you all helped me create. I'll be sure to christen my new house w/ another one of your creations. #brewedforus

The Commodity Futures and Trading Commission filed a complaint against crypto exchange Binance, its co-founder, Changpeng Zhao, and its former chief compliance officer, Samuel Lim, alleging that Binance actively solicited U.S. users and subverted the exchanges own "ineffective compliance program," according to a filing in Illinois federal court Monday.

Yes. The Founder Residency is for founders with ideas or technology that have at least a basic level of market and/or technical validation. Our goal is to support you as you work full-time on your venture and give you the tools you need to accelerate growth.

The founder and majority owner of a cryptocurrency exchange, Bitzlato Ltd. (Bitzlato), was arrested last night in Miami for his alleged operation of a money transmitting business that transported and transmitted illicit funds and that failed to meet U.S. regulatory safeguards, including anti-money laundering requirements.

Clarissa Harlowe Barton, known as Clara, is one of the most honored women in American history. Guided by an intense devotion to helping others, she forged a bold path of service to help those in need. As founder of the American Red Cross, Clara is considered a visionary whose humanitarian spirit helped change the world.

Mita Carriman is the founder of Adventurely. Originally an IP Attorney from NY, Mita spent 5 years traveling while working remotely across 15 countries as a full-time digital nomad. The intersection of remote work and travel became her life's passion.

Erin Rowe (she, her) is the founder and CEO of Allspring, a career coaching-as-a-service. A self-declared "self-help nerd," Erin is committed to making career advice more accessible, imagining a world where everyone has access to an "older sibling" they trust to guide them through the many career decisions that come their way.

Robert Hatcher is the CEO and co-founder of Aurign. He graduated from Georgia State University with an MBA with a concentration in data science. He currently uses his skills as a data scientist and music publisher to provide workflow tools that help music publishers avoid losing $1 billion in royalties every year.

Chudi Iregbulem is the founder and CEO of Beatmatch, the dating app for music lovers. Originally from London with Nigerian descent, Chudi grew up in Los Angeles, CA and quickly developed a passion for music and technology. Chudi played saxophone, attended countless concerts and music festivals, and even became a nightclub DJ. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Anthony "AJ" Joiner is a radio personality, entrepreneur, author, and founder of BLOOKSY.COM, the software platform that uses artificial intelligence to help authors and academics write and publish faster.

She has been working with her husband and co-founder, Tim, to address the issue of the future of work for the vacation rental sector. Candice defined Buoy's visual language, designed the brand, website, and interface, and strives to create technology that promotes economic mobility for entrepreneurs through progressive technology.

While scaling a non-profit Ed-Tech startup to 250 LA-based classrooms out of the Stanford StartX program, Kim realized teachers were still carrying sack lunches to school each day in the age of meal delivery services. After inquiring about this phenomenon with hundreds of teachers, he realized there was an interesting niche in food tech, and created Chewbox with his friend and co-founder Solomon.

Toby Egbuna is the co-founder and CEO of Chezie. Toby and his sister, Dumebi, launched Chezie to help companies create more inclusive workplaces. The duo hails from Lagos, Nigeria, and they're of the Igbo tribe. Chezie is the Igbo word for 'reflect.'

Chuka Ikokwu is a technology entrepreneur and accomplished analytics and mobile technology expert with a strong penchant for driving diversity in the workplace. He is currently the founder and CEO of, a human resources tech startup aimed at closing the diversity and inclusion gap in tech. Prior to that, he ran analytics and data science at Warner Bros., Unity Technologies, Ubisoft, and Glu Mobile (Crowdstar). He ran business development operations at Yahoo prior to that. He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is passionate about DEI in tech.

Marcus Cooksey, CEO and founder of DUKE.AI, LLC, is a software engineer who spent several years helping to implement Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for some of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the market. He founded after realizing the deficiencies in bookkeeping and accounting software while managing his trucking startup, consisting of five "Big Rig" tractors. Marcus and his team of engineers and data scientists have built a virtual robot that performs a variety of document processing tasks such as payment processing, load order entry, book keeping, and account.

Mariam is the cofounder of Kimoyo Insights, a user testing tool helping global products get user feedback from people across Africa. In 2018, she started The Kimoyo Fellowship, a formal design program training the next generation of Africa's leading product designers. To date, 100% of fellows have successfully transitioned into full-time design roles.

Dr. Obi Ugwonali, President and Co-Founder, is a highly qualified, double-board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand surgery. He is currently a partner and in leadership at one of the top orthopaedic practices in the country. He is a co-founder and former Managing Partner of the Black Angel Tech Fund. He earned his BA in Economics and Biology at Stanford University and his MD from the Yale School of Medicine. He then did his surgical training and fellowship at Columbia University and Harvard University.

Aaron is the founder and CEO of Mitivate, a healthcare analytics organization bridging provider and payer collaborations for value-based care models. Aaron was born in Kentucky and is a proud University of Kentucky graduate. Aaron was a member of multiple corporate development teams at healthcare service firms, including one IPO process and an associate at a middle market private equity firm. He is an active member of the local business community, serving as Co-Chair of the Georgia Minority Supplier Diversity Council's Technology Industry Group, and has served on the boards of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Health IT Leadership Board, StartUp Atlanta Diversity Committee, and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta - Young Professionals Chapter.

Sydney Davis is the founder of NixCode, an extension of her dedication to supporting non-technical entrepreneurs launching their first mobile app. Through NixCode, Sydney is on a mission to get the first no-code startup from MVP to IPO. Sydney is recognized as one of 30 influential women advancing AI and is a Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneur Honoree.

With over a decade of entrepreneurship and tech experience, Sydney encourages diversity of thought among community leaders and equity among underrepresented founders. Supporting marginalized founders to achieve a profitable business without the financial burden, debt or hardship is her mission to grow more long-term minority tech companies.

When he was 29, he left corporate America to chase his dreams as an entrepreneur and began as a hemp entrepreneur, helping farmers to commercialize their goods, eventually going on to start a CBD brand. When COVID hit and ecommerce boomed, DTC fulfillment was the biggest challenge. Unable to find affordable, high-touch, flexible 3PL options as a small business, Kameron and his co-founder, Dave Dicosola, started Packdash to empower other small businesses to have robust fulfillment options when they need them the most.

James earned his BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a founding partner of Transparent Collective, a non-profit that has helped the most Black tech founders get funding, and is a board advisor at Zoo Labs, a music accelerator.

Previously, a United States Department of Education Technology National Ambassador and an International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) digital transformational leader award winner, he led the development and growth of multiple education-tech products. Most currently, as the founder & CEO of Plabook, an innovative reading technology that uses artificial intelligence, natural language processing and speech recognition to help children learn to read.

Hassan is a Forbes real estate contributor and host of the Build It Like Gurley Show, where he inspires underrepresented founders to build a startup like O.W. Gurley, the founder of the Greenwood district in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as "Black Wall Street."

LaToya Tucciarone is the founder and CEO of SustainAble Home Goods. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her incredible husband and four amazing children. After starting her own photography business and working in the fair trade jewelry sector for years, LaToya started SustainAble because she not only wanted to create the kind of store that she would want to shop in, but she wanted to create a meaningful retail space that would celebrate the beauty and process of handmade goods. 041b061a72


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