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This Summer Spectacular, aka episode 9, features Carla Dearing. She's a multi-time founder and investor with an expertise in fintech. Her passion for working with minority businesses has led her to help projects find capital and drive social impact.

Topics we discuss include Strategic Partnerships and how they affect capital, what is an institutional startup, women in the tech industry, understanding your strengths and weaknesses, separating yourself from your startup, how to find partners and cofounders, what it means to stay on after your startup is acquired, how to support marginalized founders, and the importance of collaboration.


Savannah is our one-woman marketing department. She posts, writes, and creates all things Slingshot. While she may not be making software for you, she does have a minor in Computer Information Systems. We’d call her the opposite of a procrastinator: she can’t rest until all her work is done. She loves playing her switch and meal-prepping.