Founders Unfound
Marcus Bullock, Flikshop
May 14, 2020 · 53 min
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Marcus and Dan discussed:

  • The big mistake that cost him eight years of his life
  • Marcus' incarceration journey from denial to despair to survival 
  • How the cards are stacked against re-entering citizens when they leave prison
  • How Marcus responded to the startup call, not once but twice!
  • Why Flikshop is more than just a postcard - it's a lifeline of hope
  • Having the triple hurdle: black founder, with a criminal record, and no formal education


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Marcus Bullock is as rare as they come. A master motivator, charismatic leader, and passionate change-maker. A founder and CEO of TWO companies. All of that is impressive, but not necessarily unique. What makes him the exception to the exception? He's accomplished what he has despite spending his young formative years in adult, maximum-security prison. 


What got Marcus through his prison time?


It was a piece of mail from his mom EVERY SINGLE day until the day he was released. A letter, note, or seemingly random picture could create hope and positivity, which in turn fueled the will to persevere and thrive. 


Marcus has now turned his experience into a company: Flikshop. Friends, loved ones, as well as attorneys and other allies, can use Flikshop to send caring sentiments and images, or informational critical for the re-entry process. Listen in to hear more!


MORE on MARCUS and FLIKSHOP


MARCUS:

twitter.com/_marcus_bullock

Marcus TED talk


FLIKSHOP:

flikshop.com

twitter.com/flikshop

linkedin.com/in/flikshop/


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