Date Posted: 8/20/2021

By Kathy Hovis for the Cornell Chronicle

The third episode of a new podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Jehron Petty '20, founder and CEO of ColorStack, a nonprofit on a mission to increase the number of Black, Latinx, and Native American college students in computing through community building and career development.

The podcast, which launched in June, features interviews with young Cornell entrepreneurs, who tell their stories of successes and failures and offer actionable advice for building and growing a business. It’s available on the Entrepreneurship at Cornell website, as well as Apple podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud. It’s being created with help from Bert Odom-Reed of the Cornell Broadcast Studios.

In this episode, Petty tells us why he turned down a job at Google to start ColorStack and how he plans to grow the company to reach even more students and young computer scientists.

Past guests have included Nick Nickitas MBA '14, founder and CEO of Rosie and Brooke Wingo '17, founder of Zone Swimwear. Future guests will include Jamie Kim '19, founder of Jamie’s Farm, a company offering granolas made with creative flavors and sustainably sourced ingredients.

This story originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.

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