March 28, 2017
Sherrell Dorsey is from Charlotte – and Seattle, and New York, and Connecticut. Like many of her fellow millennials, she appears to have had about nine jobs in the last seven years. She’s moving!
This morning she fired up another crowd, this one full of hardbitten longtime Charlotteans. Her talk drew a promise of a check to support an angel fund she will announce next month designed to encourage budding entrepreneurs intent on solving some of Charlotte’s problems.
For people who know what Charlotte’s been, there was not much in the presentation. For those interested in what Charlotte might become, there was much food for thought. And, of course, action!
Dorsey is host of #BLKTECHCLT, a quarterly event cultivating tech culture in Charlotte. Dorsey’s website is here. She authors a newsletter “highlighting the voices of black founders and business leaders in tech news from around the web Monday through Friday;” sign up here. Links to some of her published stories are here.
On the Friday following this presentation, Dorsey wrote in her blog, “The Plug”: “I’m on a 120-day deadline to shape my business into gear before heading off to grad school to study data journalism at Columbia.” The blog is here.
The video below includes all of Dorsey’s presentation and the Q&A that followed. The presentation begins at minute 9:43. The Q&A follows at minute 30:05.
July 6, 2018
Update: Dorsey used her “Plug” blog today to give readers an update on her venture, two years in: