Mandela SH Dixon is the founder and CEO of Founder Gym, an online training center for underrepresented founders. During our conversation, we talked about how flipped a talent for teaching into a dynamic career in Silicon Valley.
Behind Her Brilliance: Nature and Nurture
MANDELA SH DIXON | CEO, Founder Gym
Mandela SH Dixon is the CEO of Founder Gym, the leading online training center for underrepresented founders. Founder Gym has trained 260 founders across 10 countries who have gone on to raise $35MM. Previously, Mandela was the founding Portfolio Services Director at Kapor Capital, the Global Director of Startup Weekend Education and a VC-backed tech startup founder. Most recently Mandela graduated from First Round Capital’s prestigious Angel Track program. Mandela has spoken on over 80 stages and has received several recognitions, including being named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List and LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Venture Capital and Startups.
Mandela’s perspective on failures and how to keep moving
Why Mandela started Founder Gym and what she’s learned in the process
Mandela’s thoughts on starting a company with a romantic partner
How Mandela went from teaching elementary school to empowering hundreds of founders
And much, much more!
STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
LabDoor.com (Lisa Likes)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X and Alex Haley (Mandela’s book pick)
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle (Mandela’s book pick)