Tiffany Smith is the Founder of Tiltas. Tiltas is an early stage startup that provides a Twilio-integrated platform to non-profit organizations to communicate with their target clientele via text messaging and collect meaningful data for reporting. Tiffany is a 2017 Graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where she was named a Young Impact Scholar and Zell Fellow. Prior to Kellogg, Tiffany spent four years working for Clark Construction Group as a Project Engineer and one year as an Engineering Consultant for Deloitte in the Washington, D.C. area. Tiffany obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture from Howard University in 2011. Tiffany is also a Founding member of MBAsOpenUp, a collective that focuses on shedding light on the issues of racial injustice, bias, and mistreatment in the business school/corporate environments. She has been featured in Poets and Quants and Wall Street Journal for her activism work and seeks to bridge the gap between communities that need resources by leveraging technology in thoughtful ways. You can learn more about her current pursuits at www.tiffanysmith.me.
Tiffany has come to Africa as a Mandela-Washington Reciprocal Exchange Fellow, where she will host 3-day workshops in Tanzania and South Africa with early-stage startup founders, where she will share best practices on the Business Model Canvas and other practical entrepreneurial tools.
Jois us as she helps #FemaleLeaders with the following:
Completion of the business model canvas to inspire young people to embark on entrepreneurship journeys
Networking opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to engage with other young entrepreneurs from the Mandela-Washington
Effectively communicate business ideas succinctly in written and presentation format
Potentially flesh out a business idea that solves a problem in the community using tech- based on the UN Goals
Apply the fundamentals of user experience to their idea
Evolve their idea through interacting with a potential user
Define a unique value proposition
Create a prototype of their product/service
Exposure to funding essentials and the funding and regulatory environment in South Africa
Learn how to pitch their idea