African-American and Hispanic youth frequent the internet more than any other race. African American youth report going online 34% of the time compared to 19% of White teens. According to Pew Research, over 85% of African American youth have access to a smart phone.
Although there is heavy consumption of the internet and access to technology, African American teens are severely underprespresented in the tech industry.
On this episode of the Digital Parent Podcast we talk with serial entrepreneur Anthony Frasier to discuss how teens can gain access to the tech industry through the development of mobile apps.
Anthony Frasier is a digital strategist, tech entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. As a serial entrepreneur, Frasier was the creator of a mobile startup called Playd and established an award-winning gaming site called The Koalition.
His work has been featured on Fast Company, BET, CNN Black In America, CNN Money, and USA Today, just to name a few. He has been invited to speak for leading organizations, which include Lean Startup Conference, The Congressional Black Caucus, TED, and more.
Anthony and I discussed some of the following topics:
Questions I Asked Anthony Frasier:
- How Did You Transition from Stocking Boxes to Pitching to Google?
- How Can Teens Locate a Good Developer?
- Is it Possible to Crowd Fund with Friends and Family?
- Are Code Academies a Waste of Time?
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- How To Build A Prototype for Your App
- Different Ways to Raise Money to Fund Your App
- How Your Teen Can Become Workforce Ready
- How to Teach Your Child to be Patient
- How to Move Past Self Doubt in Tech Industry
Buy Anthony’s Book Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness
— Anthony Frasier (@AnthonyFrasier) May 7, 2016
— Anthony Frasier (@AnthonyFrasier) August 11, 2016
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Resources Anthony Mentioned on the episode
Shenna Allen Apps– App Developer Shenna Allen designed multiple apps that she created without coding skills. Her apps have been acquired by Apple.
Chinedu Echeruo– Nigerian entrepreneur that developed the app HopStop that was acquired by Apple for an estimated 1 Billion.
InVision– InVision is a prototyping software created for designers. It allows users to quickly create interactive mockups and prototypes.
Balsamiq– Balsamic allows users to quickly create wireframes and prototypes without building the real thing.
How to Find Anthony Frasier
mSpy– Top Monitoring software on the market! Monitor all of the hottest teens apps such as Tinder, Snapchat, Kik, WhatsApp, Instagram, and many more.