Jelani Memory

July 31, 8:00am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Virtual - see event details

part of a series on Underdog

About the speaker

Jelani Memory is a husband and father of 6 kids. Yes, six! He was born and raised in Portland, Oregon with one dream in life: to become an artist. It is yet to be decided whether he’s accomplished this or not.

He is also co-founder at Circle Media Labs, Inc. (just call it “circle”) where he led product for products like Circle with Disney and T-Mobile FamilyMode. He is currently the CEO and founder of A Kids Book About—a company that he hopes will make the most important books that kids ever read.

Additional details

Join us as creative entrepreneur and children’s book author Jelani Memory shares how to start a publishing empire in (only) 27 easy steps!

Jelani will walk us through the creation of his publishing company, breaking into making kids books, raising venture capital, and what it means to make something that might just change the world.


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How to join

This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom and is open to anyone, anywhere! You must register to attend and the link to join will be emailed out to registered attendees before the event.