So Money - Episode 404

Courtney Young

Founder of Think Young Media Group

Welcome to the last episode on Startup Week here on So Money. Our last guest is a writer and entrepreneur from Southwest Louisiana who is now living in New York City. Courtney Young is the co-founder of  Heartmob,  a not-for-profit tech platform designed to reduce trauma and isolation for individuals who are experiencing online harassment. She is also the founder of Think Young Media Group, a boutique technology and media agency that produces narrative, documentary and television projects. She raised money for non-profit via several grants and a Kickstarter campaign. Courtney‘s writing has been featured in publications including The Nation, The American Prospect and Ms. Magazine.

For people out there that are interested in starting a nonprofit, we talk about raising money through crowd funding – how did she do it, what was her approach and would she recommend it again? We also talk about growing up in the south. What was that like and what did her parents teach her about money and making ends meet when you’re running a nonprofit?

If you’d like to learn more about Courtney, visit her website or follow her on Twitter @ThinkYoungMedia.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “I was really intentional about defining the lifestyle I want & how I could strategically get there on my own.” – Click To Tweet

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