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Founders Get Funds

42 EpisodesProduced by TheTaganWebsite

Founders Get Funds (FGF), an online community that inspires founders to scale their businesses together in order to build stronger communities. We share stories from founders building businesses from the ground up to solve problems impacting their communities.These founders solve problems differentl… read more

42 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

The Who, Why & What

January 28th, 2021


Why are these essential business questions so hard to answer... like what? Who knows how to do this?! TheTagan explains how this questions help you achieve product-market-fit while expressing her hurdles with answering …

The Best of Get Funds Sessions with Special Guests

January 21st, 2021


TheTagan, a tech innovation strategist using data, marketing and technology to translate stories, hosts a special episode of FGF the podcast. Listen …

The Trail To Tech with Marjai Roberts

January 14th, 2021


Hailing from Atlanta, she entered the world of tech in Silicon Valley & L.A. Marjai Roberts lives at the intersection of entertainment and business development. After graduating with degrees in business management …

The IoT For Supply Chain Management with Michael Cutrer & Brantly Fulton

January 7th, 2021


From ice cream to vaccines, LAMAR IoT Inc. is developing a smart container to track items as they make their way to the customer. The duo, CTO …

The City's Dollaride with Su Sanni

December 10th, 2020


Enjoy the last episode of 2020 with a baby that is more resilient than us all and an entrepreneurial dad! Su Sanni is a passionate social entrepreneur and tech executive from Brooklyn, New York. Most recently, he is …

The PuffCuff with Ceata E. Lash

December 3rd, 2020


The days of headaches and mistreating our hair are OVER. PuffCuff was founded by Ceata Lash. After embarking on her natural hair journey, she was unable to find an existing product. So, she invented and manufactured. …

The Griot with Shirley Massie

November 19th, 2020


Hear stories shared with a sweet twang from Shirley Massie, my nana. Have you ever understood innovation for your community like this? HECKY NAW.

--- This episode is sponsored by · …

The Gardener Life with Isoke Luqman

November 12th, 2020


Let’s get healthy and happy! Listen to Isoke Luqman to unpack the mindset needed to start your own garden.

As an educational consultant at Garden for …

The BREAUX with Ras Asan

November 5th, 2020


Ras Asan is a Morehouse brother or should I say BREAUX. He is a 30 Under 30 founder, award winning copywriter and the founder of BREAUX Capital. …

The Higher Purpose with The Carmen J.

October 29th, 2020


The Carmen J. is a media mogul, designer and founder. She leads Of A Higher Frequency to create custom apparel and impactful initiatives in the …

The Community's Fuel w/ Pat Bennett

October 22nd, 2020


What does food mean to you and your community? Pat Bennett is the creator of real food that tastes good, has health giving ingredients and is convenient to consume. She is passionate about creating the next generation …

The Pivot with TheTagan

October 15th, 2020


This could be the one... Catch up with the FGF Community and TheTagan for a juicy episode of Founders Get Funds the podcast. 


The Uber For Beauty with Abisola Adeyale

October 8th, 2020


The uber for “that time when you didn’t get enough packs of braiding hair” is here sis 🥰 InstaBeauty got you! Two tech founders started with a service at the University of Maryland and are growing a brand that is …

The Billionaire Beaute with Hanieya Ross

October 1st, 2020


This week’s guest is in one of the hottest cities for beauty entrepreneurs, the ATL. You may know the city for hair. But beauty professionals are specializing in niche services and products to cater to a market where …

The Mogul with Brittani Hunter

September 23rd, 2020


This week’s guest started a company that will inspire and motivate Black tech moguls for generations.

Brittani Hunter is the CEO and Founder of Mogul …

The Spelman Venture

September 15th, 2020


Want to know what it is like to be an entrepreneur on a HBCU campus?

Spelman College may need more resources for entering the start-up and venture …

The Reason I'm In Cleveland

September 8th, 2020


#HIREME! TheTagan starts this episode with a shameless plug asking everyone to help her get a job. Then, she shares the lovely story that brought here to Cleveland and why being unemployed didn't make her leave. Plus …

The Finances To Hiring For Your Business

September 1st, 2020


Running a business on your own can be overwhelming. Planning to hire and scale your business can be even more daunting. In this conversation, Shondra Washington gives steps to review your finances and determine who you …

The Truth On Business Taxes with Kimberley Spates

August 25th, 2020


Kimberley Spates is a first generation college graduate and finance professional. She decided to increase financial literacy in her family early by …

The Secret To Black Wealth with Walter McKinney Jr.

August 18th, 2020


Walter is no stranger to hard work. From 5 to 13 Walter picked cotton. He also spent 20 years in the Marines. The discipline from his life experiences led him to finance. Now, Walter is the President & CEO McKinney …

The People Behind Wealth with Dana Wilson

August 11th, 2020


Have you ever been the only one in the room? Black and Latinx finance experts experience this at disproportionate rates. Dana Wilson experienced this problem for 10 years in the finance industry. Now, as Forbes put it, …

The Recap with TheTagan

August 4th, 2020


We're back for Season 2! In order to help you scale your business, we have a new sound and flow to present #fgftips that optimize your time and resources. Founders Get Funds or (FGF) wants you to achieve financial …

E-Commerce Extravaganza Part 2

June 30th, 2020


...And that's a wrap! This is the final episode of Season 1 for Founders Get Funds. Please enjoy Part 2 of the live podcast recorded during which our 1st E-commerce Extravaganza. 


Len Ellis | Co-Founder,

E-Commerce Extravaganza Part 1

June 23rd, 2020


Our 1st event featured over 20 guests and a total of 80+ attendees. We all gathered to discuss the importance of moving your business online and how to do it. Our conversations were centered around the struggle for …

What Is A Savings Club?

June 16th, 2020


This week’s guest is Founders Get Funds’ founder, TheTagan. On this episode, she answers the top 3 questions she gets the most: 1. )What is a savings club? 2.) Where did you get the idea for Founders Get Funds? 3.) What …

The Problem With Payday Lenders with Travis Holoway

June 9th, 2020


Check cashing and payday lenders can be found in Black communities throughout the nation. Travis Holoway noticed these unaffordable financial options …

The Viral Smile

June 2nd, 2020


Brian Mays is the Founder and CEO of Smile Natural Products and The Smile Space. His background in marketing and keen eye for trends led him to start his brand online.  After launching and receiving support from the …

The New Beauty Standard With Kim Roxie

May 26th, 2020


Kim Roxie sold makeup for years before she realized the harmful products within the bottles. She decided to make a clean makeup brand that serviced …

The Culture of Ninety6 With Ashton Keys

May 19th, 2020


Ashton Keys started his entrepreneurial career at a young age. By college, he was winning his first pitch competition. Today, he is the founder of …

The E-Commerce Edge With Terrance Williams

May 12th, 2020


Terrance Williams is a true creator from clothes & accessories to stunning photos.  Terrance is the founder of Clutch89 an E-Commerce boutique for handmade wallets, clutches, and accessories. In this interview, we …

The Bag With Gloria Ware

May 5th, 2020


Gloria Ware is an advocate for Black women entrepreneurs. In Cleveland, she has helped curate spaces for Black women founders like "The Gathering". Now, she has launched a new venture with the same mission. Gloria is …

The BeLoved Box With Danie Spikes

April 28th, 2020


Danie Spikes is a professionally certified coach with a background in Psychology and the founding CEO of BeLoved Box. This subscription service …

The Facts on Funding During COVID-19 With Trevor Nelson

April 26th, 2020


The CARES Act made history, by being the largest economic stimulus package in U.S. history. Yet, many small business were left disappointed when the …

The Couple For The Community With Julia Wang & Leopoldo Peña

April 22nd, 2020


This Cleveland based couple has committed their entrepreneurial journeys to solving problems with a focus on people. Leopoldo Peña is the Co-Founder …

The Slay With Breonna Massey

April 14th, 2020


Breonna Massey started Slay Naturals while in college because she wanted all-natural skincare products that matched her chic style. She has grown her …

The Beauty of Business With Betsy Banks

April 7th, 2020


Betsy Banks started her natural soap company just after filing for bankruptcy. After an investment from a close friend, she took a leap towards entrepreneurship. Now, she is a soap manufacturer and esthetician through …

The Lead with Ed Long

March 31st, 2020


Edward Long III is the President and CEO of 34 and York Financial Group and the Managing General Agent at Senior Life Insurance Company. After leaving his job as a broker, Ed worked with his mentor to become an …

The Voice with Errol Porter

March 24th, 2020


Errol Porter was at the forefront of the digital marketing wave. He has seen the world of technology go from a free resource to recurring expenses …

The Life of The Party With Jared Eummer

March 17th, 2020


Want to throw events with celebrities like Megan Thee Stallion and Da Baby? Dream Marketing Group is known for hosting parties with these celebrities in cities like Miami, New York, and Tallahassee. Learn from the …

The Sauce with David Pritchett

March 10th, 2020


When David Pritchet came home from college his childhood classmate, Ethan Holmes, had moved back into his old neighborhood. Today, David is the COO …

The Bold Move with Angel Washington

March 3rd, 2020


Learn the decisions that led Angel Washington to become a founder after 20 years in the health industry. Angel’s company, Consult2Code. was founded 5 …

The Launch with TheTagan

February 22nd, 2020


The FIRST episode of Founders Get Funds hosted by TheTagan.  You will hear the hosts journey to becoming advocate for entrepreneurs and learn more about the financial risk, debt, and burden experienced by business …

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