Episode 6 – Lady Boss: Black Tech Founders
Hosts: Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome
Guest: Dr. Angelique Johnson (@thevissionaire)
Description: In this episode you’ll meet Dr. Angelique Johnson, Founder and CEO of MemStim. Learn what it’s like starting and running a company that combines computing and medicine to develop microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for cochlear implants. She shares some of her strategies for pitching to investors and gaining business skills. She describes why she turned down funding from an investor because she kept in mind the golden rule: he who holds the gold makes the rules. We (of course) also talk about who Dr. Johnson is, including her chrome dipped nails and faux hawk hairstyle and the importance of expressing her individuality at work.