Meet the Team: Mobolaji Akintunde on Being Black in Tech


As a black man working in tech, what experiences have shaped you?
As a black man in tech, my experiences outside of tech have really helped. I come from the music & entertainment and advertising space. To be in tech with that background gives me an edge and understanding of what tech provides and not tech for tech-sake. People carry about tech for what it offers them. I am able to speak from that perspective while providing a better understanding to those that are tech illiterate. 

Do you feel that your experiences growing up in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago have had an impact on your journey, and in what way? 
Yes. Growing up in a diverse neighborhood like Uptown has allowed me to assimilate with multiple cultures and identities and be comfortable with myself.  

What have you learned along the way as you’ve built your success and what advice do you have for black and brown people attempting to break into the business?
I have learned that it takes a team to really be successful. No man is an island as they say. You need to constantly have the right people that have your best interest in mind around you. My advice: Go where you’re celebrated, not tolerated.

 

Additional Help Tutorials

Find more ways to grow on PeopleVine.

Sync Orders from Clover to PeopleVine for Tracking/Rewarding for Spend

You can track how much people are spending via your Clover POS and can use the data for rewards.

Posted June 4, 2020

Configure Aloha for Tracking Member Spend and Card on File Payments

This guide will show you how to configure your Aloha system to track member spend and allow members to use their card on file.

Posted June 3, 2020

PHP Methods for Connecting to the PeopleVine API

Leverage these methods to connect to the PeopleVine API via PHP.

Posted June 2, 2020

May Updates Were Focused on Contact-Less Experiences, Membership Updates and Commerce

Check out the latest updates to our platform in May which include Postmates deliveries, local delivery windows, reciprocal club features, POX updates and more!

Posted May 28, 2020

Take Orders with Shipping/Delivery via the Virtual POS in the Control Panel

When using the Virtual POS, you can now set the location to Ship/Deliver this order to walk you through available shipping options.

Posted May 28, 2020

Enable House Account for Your Members to Charge to their House Account

On their CRM profile, you can enable the ability to checkout online by charging it to their house account.

Posted May 28, 2020

Allow a One-Time Transfer of the Membership Owner to Help Centralize Billing

You can allow your members to enroll then transfer the membership to another person, while keeping the billing under the original account.

Posted May 28, 2020

See their Most Purchased Products on their CRM Profile

When viewing a CRM profile, you can now see their most frequently purchased items.

Posted May 27, 2020

Issuing or Selling Vouchers to Enable a Digital Tracking System

With Vouchers, you can distribute one-time passes that enable someone to visit, experience or obtain.

Posted May 26, 2020

PeopleVine POX App for Managing Your Members and Guest Check-In to Track Visits

Looking for a powerful way to track your members and build member profiles along with their guests, then look into setting up the PeopleVine POX app.

Posted May 25, 2020

Authenticate Your Facebook Pages with PeopleVine

See how to connect your Facebook pages with PeopleVine to auto post on social.

Posted May 22, 2020

Skip the Password for Quicker Checkout

Don't feel like requiring your people to setup a password, no worries, you can bypass the password while requiring them to get a magic link the next time they come back.

Posted May 22, 2020

Enable Your Reciprocal Clubs to Allow Their Members to Become a Temporary Member of Yours

You can enable your reciprocal clubs to share a digital membership card and online access for their members to access your experiences. Of course with permissions and approvals.

Posted May 22, 2020

Added New Features to Sevenrooms Integration

You can import POS data from your integration with Sevenrooms directly to PeopleVine orders.

Posted May 20, 2020

Now Leverage Dynamic Data Fields when Presenting Options on a Form

Are you setting up a form where you want people to select a specific business in the directory, a membership level, an upcoming event or other dynamic data, then you'll love this new feature.

Posted May 16, 2020

© PeopleVine 2020. Powered by PeopleVine. Terms of use | Privacy & cookies