Levelling the playing field and opening doors | Shelly Bell
Participate is a platform where the world collaborates. We believe that people should be able to learn when, where and how they want. Great podcasts tell great stories, and our partners at Participate have stories to tell. We’ll talk to them about what they do, how they do it and why it’s important. We’ll also talk to them about how they’re building their community and the ways they’re helping us all learn together.Follow us!Instagram: @insideparticipateTwitter: @participateFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Participate-Inc-320098865296027/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/participate-edu/Join Mike Washburn and Dr. Julie Keane of Participate as they speak with Shelly Bell, the founder of Black Girl Ventures. Shelly has worked as a K-12 Educator, Patent Examiner, Spoken Word Artist and a Computer Scientist. Her non-profit, Black Girl Ventures Foundation, transforms entrepreneurship by reimagining the way black and brown women founders get access to financial and social capital.
Join Atento Capital for the 5th episode of Season 2 of our podcast, Be Atento. In this episode our two hosts Aaron and Sean talk to Shelly Bell, the CEO of Black Girl Ventures, a social enterprise for people who identify as black-woman entrepreneurs. Shelly discusses the long path that got her to where she is today, which consisted of various jobs on completely different ends of the job market spectrum. She also points out the importance of revenue, perseverance, and creativity in the process of becoming a successful entrepreneur. Check out the Black Girl Ventures Website to learn more about what they offer. To learn more about Atento Capital, check out our website: https://www.atentocapital.com/Subscribe to the Be Atento Podcast anywhere podcasts can be found, if you need help, check us out on Podfollow: https://podfollow.com/1499376646
Turning McDonald's Money Into a Business Venture With Shelly Bell
I Can't Even Credit
In this episode we get real with Shelly Bell, founder of Black Girl Ventures (BGV). Listen in as she shares her first experience with money at a young age and now helping black/brown women entrepreneurs make their dreams come true.
2.1 Shelly Bell | Black Girl Ventures | WTM Founded: Podcast
Shelly Bell, founder of Black Girl Ventures and SheRaise, shares her journey from computer scientist to serial entrepreneur and what it took to start her business. She uses her experience in tech and art to empower Black and Brown women to tech entrepreneurship. Follow Shelly Bell’s work→ https://www.iamshellybell.com/ Transcription→ http://goo.gle/2O82rDe Subscribe and listen to learn how women tech founders are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges, from healthcare to economic justice, to sustainability.
(#205) Your shark tank dreams fulfilled! with Shelly Bell (Black Girl Ventures x Manifestation Babe)
Hello, my gorgeous souls! Today, I have a very special episode, announcing a super exciting PARTNERSHIP! Black Girl Ventures x Manifestation Babe is a collaboration that has been months in the making. In today's episode, I am interviewing the founder of Black Girl Ventures, Shelly Bell. We talk about; Black Girl Ventures, mindset, the Pitch Competition, and more! Shelly Bell is such a powerhouse! Named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Business, Shelly Bell is a computer scientist, system disruptor, and business strategist who moves ideas to profit while empowering people to live, build, and foster better relationships. She connects entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations in order to diversify their talent pipeline, increase equity, and grow their brands. Black Girl Ventures, founded in 2016 as a solution to wealth disparity and lack of access to capital. It began with its signature event, the BGV Pitch Competition. It is the largest program for black and brown women identifying entrepreneurs in the world. Think Shark Tank meets Kickstarter, where everyone in the audience gets to be a shark. How amazing is that? Since BGV started, it has raised $2.6M in financial and social capital and tapped into the lives of 20,000 people from 65 countries through BGV events and programming. On March 25, Manifestation Babe is partnering with Black Girl Ventures to host a pitch competition. It will be open to everyone within our community who identifies as a black or brown entrepreneur. They can apply to pitch their tech-enabled revenue-generating businesses. Everybody in our audience will be able to directly donate to any of the women pitching their businesses. This is going to be a LIFE CHANGING event and I am so EXCITED! In this episode, we talk all about BGV and the Pitch Competition! If you or someone you know has had similar breakthroughs be sure to tag me @manifestationbabe on Instagram and share this episode with your community to spread the word! I am curious to hear all about your experience. Also, be sure to leave a review on iTunes in order to receive a free manifestation hypnosis. Just screenshot it before submitting and email it to my team at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see you in the next episode. In This Episode You Will Learn : About Shelly and BGV (4:24) Has Shelly always had a great mindset? (13:59) Shelly’s ultimate vision for BGV (25.48) Shelly’s manifestation story (31:19) Questions We Answer: What kept Shelly going? (11:52) What is the Pitch Competition? (18:33) What is Shelly’s favorite BGV success story? (27:56) Links/Resources BGV X MB Pitch Competition Connect w/ Shelly on Twitter Connect w/ Shelly on IG Connect w/ Shelly on FB Visit Shelly’s website Connect w/ BGV on Twitter Connect w/ BGV on IG Connect w/ BGV on FB Visit BGV’s website The Manifestation Babe Shop Manifestation Babe Links Follow me on Instagram Join our Manifestation Babe community! Visit our website! Download Transcript
Securing Access To Community and Capital: With Shelly Bell
Black Girl Ventures began with a tipi in Shelly Bell’s living room and a call to a psychic in California. Shelly Bell chats with Paul and Gina about how she went from building that tipi to building a platform that has now funded over 100 Black and Brown woman-led businesses. Shelly also shares what goes into a strong investor pitch and talks about the importance of giving honest feedback. Links: Black Girl Ventures SheRaise Kai XR
80. Infusing Creativity Into Every Part of Your Business with Shelly Bell
Inside The Greenroom With PV3
There is a currency even more valuable than the money that holds our industry together, that not many people truly understand. It’s what makes the most noteworthy events, it’s what makes attendees say “Wow! That was the best speaker I have ever heard.” It’s what keeps your ads working and virtual events engaging. What is that currency? It’s creativity. Creativity is the most essential skill to hone, own and implement in your business. When reading that sentence you may have the knee-jerk reaction to say “But I am not creative?” Let us assure you that if you are an entrepreneur, speaker, business owner, or meeting planner, you are the most creative of us all. Creativity goes so much further than how well you can paint, draw, sculpt or take a picture. Creativity is more than just the arts. Creativity goes to the core of who you are. Today we welcome speaker, computer scientist, entrepreneur, and influencer Shelly Bell Inside The Greenroom! Shelly is a master of weaving creativity with professionalism. She has gone from poet, computer scientist and entrepreneur. If there is anyone that could teach us how to toe this line; it’s her. Named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Business, Shelly Bell is a computer scientist, system disruptor, and business strategist, who moves ideas to profit, while empowering people to live, build, and foster better relationships. Listen in to the real and raw conversation with Shelly and Blair and learn how to start infusing creativity into every part of your life and business. More of What We Cover: The #1 reason you should hire someone Why every entrepreneur should be delusional Shelly’s impressive start-up story How to give yourself permission to create Shelly’s partnership with Nike™ How every entrepreneur is an artist The toughest crowd to speak too How Shelly blends computer science and art Where creativity and money-making meet Sticking to the core of who you are Finding common ground with everyone LINKS: Connect with Shelly: Website: www.iamshellybell.com SM Links: @IAmShellyBell Facebook: @IAmShellyBell Twitter: @IAmShellyBell Insta: @IAmShellyBell Connect with Blair: email@example.com Connect with us: Facebook: www.facebook.com/advanceyourreach Website: advanceyourreach.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Learn More About our Stage Agency: https://elitespeakersagency.com/ email@example.com Episode Minute By Minute: 0:23 Welcome Inside The Greenroom! 0:34 Meet Shelly 1:36 How Shelly started her business 10:06 Create your own playbook 15:49 The secret sauces to growing your business 17:55 The power of mirroring 20:36 How Shelly creates opportunities for underrepresented voices 23:13 Who are you to your company? 25:08 How Shelly has leveraged stages to build her business 31:22 Shelly’s favorite success stories 35:08 How the murder of George Floyd affected Shelly’s founders 37:55 Winning tips to keeping a virtual audience engaged 42:35 The speakers who have impacted Shelly the most 45:02 You can make people uncomfortable and not hurting their feelings. More About Shelly: Named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Business, Shelly Bell is a computer scientist, system disruptor, and business strategist who moves ideas to profit while empowering people to live, build, and foster better relationships. She connects entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations in order to diversify their talent pipeline, increase equity, and grow their brands. About Black Girl Ventures: Black Girl Ventures, founded in 2016 as a solution to wealth disparity and lack of access to capital. We began with our signature event, the BGV Pitch Competition. Since then we have traveled to 4 cities, raised over $30K, funded 10 founders, created a pipeline of over 300 black/ brown women founders, formed over 20 partnerships, and engaged a following of over 20K people with diverse backgrounds. BGV believes that the best way to engage Black/Brown founders is by using intense short-term learning experiences followed by an online peer to peer mentoring with experts available to guide and coach when necessary. Our approach is to create fee-based engagements in increments of two hours, half-day (4 hours) and (8 hours) full day with specific tangible outcomes to cater to the lifestyle of Black and Brown women founders. Black Girl Ventures has made a national footprint by creating uniquely engaging crowdfunded pitch competitions in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, and NYC. About Black Girl Ventures: Black Girl Ventures, founded in 2016 as a solution to wealth disparity and lack of access to capital. We began with our signature event, the BGV Pitch Competition. Since then we have launched chapters in 5 cities, raised over $1M, funded over 130 founders, created a pipeline of over 300 black/ brown women founders, formed over 20 partnerships, and engaged a following of over 30K people with diverse backgrounds. BGV believes that the best way to engage Black/Brown founders is by using intense short-term learning experiences followed by online peer to peer mentoring with experts available to guide and coach when necessary. Black Girl Ventures has made a national footprint by creating uniquely-engaging, crowdfunded pitch competitions in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, NYC, Miami, Houston, and Detroit.
Join us for our tenth episode as we discuss ecosystem builders and breaking down barriers with Shelly Bell, founder of Black Girl Ventures.To learn more about Shelly and her work, visit: https://www.blackgirlventures.org/You can find out more about Startup Space here: https://www.startupspace.us/
With chapters in Birmingham, Durham, Houston, Miami and Philadelphia, Black Girl Ventures has raised over $1 million for Black and Brown women entrepreneurs. Founder Shelly Bell is a venture catalyst, tech entrepreneur and international speaker who exemplifies the creative spirit and tenacity of her organization.
077 - Shelly Bell of Black Girl Ventures: Social Capital Is The Real Change Need For Underrepresented Populations
The Founders Live Podcast
Nick Hughes is joined by Shelly Bell, Founder of Black Girl Ventures from Washington DC. Black Girl Ventures is Creating Access to Capital for Black/Brown Women Founders and Entrepreneurs. Nick dives deep with Shelly around the challenges underrepresented entrepreneurs are facing, specifically around ethnic and gender issues. The main point Shelly brings to light is how we must first look at social capital - or making sure all are "in the network" for all populations so they can even have a seat at the table or in the call - before we talk about funding equality (which is equally important). Then, they talk more about Black Girl Ventures and the vision of the organization, as well as what they offer for their members and how people can get involved. This is a very important conversation full of wisdom and insights some might not be fully aware of and we hope it helps enlighten you of how much more work needs to be done to achieve entrepreneurial equality. https://www.blackgirlventures.org/