Clarence Wooten is a serial entrepreneur who has been creating and building internet businesses for over two decades. Today he joins the show to share his journey into the tech and online startup world, as well as why it was so important that he was able to see role models that inspired him to follow that path.
Listen in to learn how Clarence's world seemed to open up with new possibilities after his family moved and why providing a higher visibility of career fields (other than just entertainers and sports stars) will be life-changing to many lower income kids and families. You'll learn why he believes that exposure is everything and how his new company aims to expose more people to the tech world, entrepreneurship, and other options that they normally wouldn’t see.
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What You'll Learn In Today's Episode:
- How Clarence got started in tech and found interest in entrepreneurship.
- Where his ideas for Groupsite and STEAM Role came from.
- How STEAM Role is aiming to increase visibility of science, technology, art, and more.
- Important personal finance lessons Clarence learned growing up.
- The role culture plays in how you understand money.
- Why exposure and role models are important.
- How being an entrepreneur affects Clarence's investment strategy.
Ideas Worth Sharing:
“You can’t be what you can’t see." - Clarence Wooten
“Not only was education important, but being your own boss, building your own company—those things are important." - Clarence Wooten
“I often wonder how different I would be had I not moved to a community where I saw role models that were not just athletes and entertainers and began seeing what could really be possible." - Clarence Wooten
Resources In Today's Episode:
- Clarence Wooten: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter
- STEAM Role
- Rhode Island School of Design