If you've ever felt that you're here to do something bigger than yourself, odds are you're probably correct! On today's episode, I sit down with Damola Ogundipe, CEO of Civic Eagle, and we discuss how we can all find true happiness in life by taking ownership over our power to create.Damola has been starting businesses since he was 12, and tactfully explains how he's always been motivated to put himself in positions to look for problems, and create solutions. This episode will empower anyone who is currently struggling with a problem by helping you understand that while 'entrepreneurship' may not be for everyone; creation is 100% for everyone!Please take a listen if you'd like to learn how to identify problems and become a creator, and please check out www.civiceagle.com for more information about Damola and his mission!Lastly, visit www.calendly.com/karlson32 for a free 15 minute zoom call with yours truly to discuss how you can start creating in your life today!
Damola Ogundipe is the founder and CEO of Civic Eagle. Civic Eagle helps companies organize and track legislation and policies using artificial intelligence. Born in Nigeria and raised in Minnesota, Damola became interested in politics when he crossed into Alphi Phi Alpha incorporated and began helping with voter initiatives and other community engagements. After working as a consultant for a bit, Damola made the decision to give it all up and focus on Civic Eagle full time. They have previously participated in Techstars accelerator & have were semi-finalists in Richard Branson’s Extreme Global Challenge on Branson's Necker Island.
#15: Civic Eagle CEO, Damola Ogundipe: Advice for start-up founders, insights on civics, pivoting a product, & maintaining a common mission
Today's policy research methods are outdated and inefficient – but they don't have to be. Civic Eagle equips policy professionals with the tools they need to research and track legislation more effectively. By using a SaaS platform that’s powered by artificial intelligence to make legislative research smarter, faster, and less expensive, Civic Eagle helps organizations spend less time in front of a computer and more time advocating for important progressive issues. Over $35 billion are spent each year lobbying and advocating for policies at the federal, state, and local levels of government. This work requires careful analysis and tracking of legislation – a process that is currently manual, fragmented, and expensive. Civic Eagle was among the first 100 start ups to receive investment from Arlan Hamilton’s Backstage Capital. Since early 2018, Civic Eagle has raised $600,000 and has gone from zero to $8,500 in monthly recurring revenue. It's also a part of Techstars' 2019 class, and in 2017, Damola was a Google Entrepreneur in Residence. On this episode Damola shares his advice for early-stage, pre-revenue start-ups, post-revenue start-ups, maintaining a mission, working as a team, how they selected their product advisory board, leveraging focus groups with existing users to better understand customer needs, and SO much more. Follow Civic Eagle: AngelList: https://angel.co/company/civic-eagle-1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/civic_eagle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/civiceagle/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/civic_eagle/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/civic-eagle/ Follow Damola: Twitter: https://twitter.com/DamolaOgundipe LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dogundipe/ Want to support this podcast? Use promo code "LYNAE" to book your first Breather room, an app that allows you to book meeting spaces in different cities. Use LZLRZ to save on an in-home massage with SOOTHE, LCOOK61 to save on your first HotelTonight booking, or simply VenMo me some money to support my coffee habit: @lynae-cook Follow #BTSPodcast across social platforms: Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/ Follow host Lynae Cook: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynaecook/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynaecook LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynaecook/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynaecook --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btspodcast/support
Greer interviews Headliner Damola Ogundipe, CEO + Co-founder of Civic Eagle, a political technology company that helps organizations win their policy campaigns with a SaaS platform that’s powered by artificial intelligence — legislative intelligence made simple.Full show notes:https://backstagecapital.com/podcast/civic-eagle/Credits:Executive Producer: Arlan HamiltonHost: Greer EngongaProducer: Bryan LandersTheme by: JanineAdditional Music by: Lumenbeats.