The real reason my startup was successful: privilege.
Jason Ford

Amazing article. There is a saying that if hard work pays, African women would have been the wealthiest. Coming from Ghana, I came to America with the notion that hard work pays but I quickly realized that is not the case. I remember reading an article about how Instagram got funded by the founders attending a party and pitching the idea to investors.

How many minorities are connected enough to attend such an event? I have quite a few startups back in Africa and I’d love to attend such an event to get funding, lol. Thanks for writing this article. I hope you continue to inspire people and also use your influence to shape lives.

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