04 Jul July 8, 2014 – Inc Writer Maisha Walker & VideoBlocks Joel Holland
Maisha Walker is Founder of Message Medium, an internet strategy firm that drives ROI for small businesses. The firm creates big digital footprints and dynamic brands with great design, development, optimization and Internet marketing. She has spoken for the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services, Project Enterprise, The Workshop in Business Opportunities, The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, The Princeton Entrepreneur’s Network, and at Columbia University. In 2007, Maisha published a book called “Web Site Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs” and she now writes a column for Inc. She has appeared in Our Town, Harlem News, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, Essence, The New York Enterprise Report, and The Wall Street Journal.
Joel Holland is the founder and CEO of VideoBlocks, the first subscription-based provider of stock video and audio. The story of how he started this business is great radio and worth the listen. He has grown it to be an industry leader with over 100,000 customers in the television and video production industry. Priced so we can all afford to download cool video clips, they also sell to NBC and MTV. In 2013 Deloitte found the company the 32nd fastest growing technology company and the 2nd fastest growing technology company in the DC region. They have been noted as the #4 Fastest Growing Media Company by Inc. Magazine. Joel was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Greater Washington DC Region by Ernst & Young, “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the SBA, and one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25” by BusinessWeek Magazine.