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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industries such as education, business, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!
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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Oct 18, 2015

For nine years, Sequoia Blodgett worked in the entertainment industry as a commercial and video director for many mainstream pop artists. 

After being hospitalized, she began to ask herself would she be happy with all she had accomplished if it all should end then. Sequoia began her road to entrepreneurism and so began her journey into Draper U, her relationship marketplace website, 7AM and ultimately her appearance on ABC Family’s ‘Startup U’.

We discuss;

  • Her transformation from video director to entrepreneur
  • Her experience at Draper University and with ABC’s ‘Startup U’
  • Her website 7AM
  • Best practices in getting your business backed by a venture capitalist. Including what she’s learned from her investor, Tim Draper.
  • Advantages of living in the Bay Area for Tech entrepreneurs
  • Lessons learned on her journey
  • And much more…
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