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Speaker Spotlight: BET #30Under30 Ofo Ezeugwu

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One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs is lining up the money to fuel the idea that could spark the “next big thing.”

One entrepreneur who has done just that is Ofo Ezeugwu. A Brooklyn-based entrepreneur who will be speaking at “OPEN STAGE: How To Raise Startup Capital As A Founder Of Color In NYC” at Hotel RL’s Living Stage tomorrow in Brooklyn, NY.

He’s raised over $1M to date, all the while creating and building Whose Your Landlord, a Yelp for landlords that’s been called “The MVP of Landlord Review Sites.”

And before you think “whose” a typo — it’s not.

Ofo and his team “use the possessive form of the word ‘who’ because [they’re] giving renters ownership of their situation by putting housing in their hands.”

As of November, Whose Your Landlord has 12,000 tenant reviews from 225 US cities. 

Whose Your Landlord’s been seen across all top media, including the New York Times, Forbes, Techcrunch, even MSNBC for a pitch.

(They called WYL the next “Carfax.”)

Ofo’s recognized as a “Disruptive and Innovative Entrepreneur by NBCUniversal,” was named the Young Professional of the Year by the African American Chamber of Commerce (2018), and was listed as one of BET’s #30Under30.

Just to name a few.

Ofo will be speaking at “OPEN STAGE: How To Raise Startup Capital As A Founder Of Color In NYC” Dec. 18 at Hotel RL in Brooklyn, NY. To get a ticket, type FREETKT for get open bar, networking and lots of info on how to raise money on your own.

 

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This Millennial Makes 6 Figures From Selling Other Peoples Stuff

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Check out how this 32-year-old, Mark Meyer, started his business with a $400 loan. He is now making six figures, by selling other peoples items on Ebay and Amazon. He mostly gets his inventory from police auctions, liquidations and abandoned storage sales.

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How Dwayne Johnson Became The Biggest Box Office Draw In History

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Dwayne Johnson’s earnings haul has been nothing short of scintillating. In 1998, at 26, he became the then-youngest WWE champion of all time.

Fast forward 20 years later, Dwayne Johnson’s wrestled his way to top of Hollywood’s food chain: For one, he’s the world’s highest paid actor. And he recently became the biggest draw in Hollywood history.

Johnson climbed the Forbes’ rankings to clinch the top spot as the world’s biggest star, trumping fellow actors like George Clooney and Robert Downey Jr.

The Rock’s scripted a superstar success story when it comes to entrepreneurship. After launching his production house with ex-wife, Dwayne soon expanded its operations to cover content strategy for social media platforms.

This big move helped them increase their global footprint.

Several endorsements, WWE stints and numerous action films later, Johnson now commands earnings of eight figures for films and shows. And his journey has only got more exciting by the day.

Bob Iger Insight

Happy to share a lil’ insight from an invaluable mentor and friend, Bob Iger. CEO of one of the most trusted and beloved brands the world has ever known. Building a global brand takes time.10, 20, 30 years.. even more. Sure it takes relentless hard work, passion & vision, but the main thing it takes is TRUST. Building that trust with your audience where they know and believe that you’ll always do your best to deliver a fun, memorable EXPERIENCE. And like any successful relationship, it takes years to build up and you always gotta take care of it with your own two hands. #TimeAndTrust 🌎

Posted by Dwayne The Rock Johnson on Friday, July 20, 2018

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VIDEO: How NBA Star Stephen Curry Is Churning Money Off The Court

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NBA’s ace athlete, Stephen Curry, is sitting pretty on a net worth that’s over $90M. Apart from playing for the Golden State Warriors, Curry is an investor and entrepreneur, and very recently turned executive producer, with his feature film, “Breakthrough,” slated for release on April 12, 2019.

Here’s how he makes his millions.

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