Alvin: “I grew up in Nashville and wanted to become a diplomat. I became a DJ and tech entrepreneur instead. Lived in South Africa and built a mobile app then moved back.”
Marcus: “My mom wanted me to be a pastor and an electrical engineer. I wanted the life that the fellas on the corner had. A few bad decisions later I ended up in front of a judge with an 8-year sentence at 15 years old. Today, I’m leveraging my experiences to build technologies that serve the same communities I grew up in.”
This conversation was one that included discussions about incarceration, spending time with family, financial investments, and closing the gap on the digital divide in Black communities.