MIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2021-005: Prasanna Naik, Product Manager

Prasanna Naik went against the odds and quit his job as a Product Manager for Airbnb during a global pandemic. However, it was for the right reasons – to follow his dreams and launch a tech startup. Prasanna sits down with the MIW podcast team to discuss the importance of building a solid foundation for a startup company. Although, he can’t share the details of the start up (just yet) he gives tons of advice to prepare others in their journey.

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Meet the MIW Disruptive Podcast  Cohosts 

Jayla Whitfield

Jayla Whitfield is an experienced journalist with a focus in communication, sharing stories, and entrepreneurship. For over five years Jayla has shared stories in local and network news. Ja has worked in several facets of the media industry and majored in Journalism at the University of Mississippi. Currently she is working to obtain her masters in journalism online at the University of Alabama. Jayla, is also the founder of Stories that Matter, a small business and brand that focuses on empowering people to share their stories. 

Jerome McDonald

Jerome McDonald is an experienced electrical engineer with a focus in optical communication technology, skilled in optical communication systems design, optical modeling, link budget analysis, and characterizing optical systems. Jerome, aka DJ ROME,  is also founder and host of The Junction, a podcast available on iHeartRadio and Apple Podcast, and co-owner of the DJ business Event Makers Entertainment (EME), which provides high-quality sound to the DMV area.

Sir Walter Richardson

Sir Walter Richardson is an experienced Hardware Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in heavy industry and aerospace industry. He’s an active member of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area Chapter (BMAC) of the National Society of Black Engineers and will be helping execute this year’s Minority Innovation Weekend. This weekend summit will bring together minority founders, business owners and future entrepreneurs.