Cheryl is the award-winning CEO and co-founder of Do Big Things, a digital agency that creates new narrative and new tech for a new era focused on causes and campaigns. Cheryl was a co-founder of social marketing software Attentive.ly at Blackbaud, the first tech startup with a black female founder on board in history to be acquired by a NASDAQ-traded company. Cheryl is also proud to be a co-founder of the tech inclusion initiative #YesWeCode.

Chery’s book, “Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success” is a must own for all startup teams. Buy it, consume it, learn from it.  

EXPERTISE

  • Skills: Marketing, Content, Software Development, Ecosystems
  • Industry: Social Entrepreneurship, Mission-Driven / Non-Profits, Government 

In this episode of MEET THE MENTOR, Chris Heuer and Cheryl Contee discuss mission-driven startups, the importance of believing in yourself and trusting your instincts, having an exit strategy in mind as you are building your business, and to always be thinking about the relationships you are building to ensure you have allies sitting on the same side of the table with you if/when you ever need it.  

Listen here.

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