Welcome to the one hundred and eleventh episode of the Heart + Hustle podcast. We’re talking to Danielle Deavens, writer and owner of Bold Xchange, a black-owned marketplace. Danielle talks about her journey from writer at Brides Magazine to starting her online startup, Bold Xchange with her partner. Danielle gives us an insight to why the Venture for America program is an excellent career option and how she hopes to help black-owned businesses gain visibility.
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About Danielle Deavens:
Danielle Deavens is the cofounder of Bold Xchange, a marketplace for black-owned brands. She is also part of the Venture for America fellowship, which sends recent college graduates to work at startups in emerging cities. Danielle lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she works in business development at an e-commerce startup. Danielle holds a degree in journalism and English from Elon University, and spent two years after college working in magazines before pursuing the startup life.
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"Ego is the enemy of efficiency." - Danielle Deavens