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Welcome to the Founder Spotlight series where we get to know a tech founder who is working to create the next billion dollar company. Show your support by sharing her story and increasing the visibility of black women in tech!

Name: Ashley M. Williams

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Company: RIZZARR

www.rizzarr.com

What made you want to become an entrepreneur in tech?

I wanted to change how the media industry approached media and how young people felt/ believed they could empower/ change the media.

Where did you get the idea for your business?

Having dealt with a number personal issues as a teen, I hosted shows at my high school’s tv station to help those going through similar issues and just to know they were not alone. I took those same concepts and ideas to help young people via technology. I wanted them not to feel alone and to believe in what is possible for their lives.

What is the most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur?

The positive impact you can m

ake.

What are you an expert in?

Content creation, storytelling, videos, and inspirational content.

What advice would you give yourself before you started this company?

Don’t let the setbacks and roadblocks ever make you doubt yourself or how far you can go. Just keep going – no matter what.

When will you feel like your company is successful?

Once we get over $1 million in revenue, scale to 50,000 creators, and have a great team in place 5-10 people.

Tell us something cool you recently learned, big or small.

Just how small and connected the world is – it’s so important to practice the golden rule.

What’s the biggest thing we can help you with so you can become a billion dollar founder?

Help me to keep believing in what’s possible.

 

Thanks, Ashley!

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