Today marked the demo day for the first batch of startups from SMASHD LABS, the LA-based accelerator started by legendary talent manager Troy Carter. When it launched, SMASHD promised that it would accept a diverse group of companies from across the enter
I moved to China when I was 21 years old. In May 2010 I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and that following June I touched down in Shanghai. I had never studied Mandarin before, I didn't have a single friend on the continent, and I had no idea what I was do
The LA Tech & Startup Community This page displays a blog entry. Last night at NeueHouse in Hollywood the inaugural class of Troy Carter's SmashdLabs took the stage to present to an impressive audience of ...
SMASHD LABS, the LA based accelerator started by one of the greatest talent managers, Troy Carter, marked the Demo Day for first ever batch, which includes 5 Startups. At the launch, SMASHD LABS had promised to include companies from different niches and
THRONE (formerly known as InstaSneaks) is an online sneaker and streetwear marketplace app. The application comes from Emeka Anen, CEO of THRONE, who was recently featured in Black Enterprise's BE Modern Man program and here on Blavity.
The LA Tech & Startup Community This is the view page for a video. Atom Factory invites cohort of six companies to join Smashd Labs: A Masterclass in Hustle. Companies include WeTransfer, Trakfire, Sidestep, Throne, Podium and Enrou.
Troy Carter knows how to pick talent, but his own spark is turning that talent into a cultural phenomenon. Carter managed Lady Gaga from early into her career to worldwide stardom until he was fired in 2013. These days, Carter and his talent agency, Atom
For some, turning their passion into a job can be tricky. But CEO Emeka Anen and his brother, marketing CMO Chis Anen, managed it with THRONE. The idea came to the brothers after Chis' frustration for not being able to attend sneaker releases due to being
When a new sneaker is about to be released, hundreds of people will often camp outside a store to purchase a pair. People of all of ages will wait for hours and even days—just to ensure they get the new shoes.
This is not uncommon. Sneaker...
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Name: Emeka Anen Profession: Founder of InstaSneaks Age: 26 One Word That Describes You: Perceptive Emeka Anen is changing the way sneakerheads think about their shoes by transforming shoe collections into a digitized locker, curated collection, and secon
Much can be said about the recent (and past) treatment of black men in America but someway somehow, men of color have continued to prosper, build and innovate. With that said, we all undoubtedly know a black man or a man of color who is doing awesome thin