Who We Are
We started RoadPitch with the goal of getting more Black Founders funded. As a community we received an endless amount of programming with very little capital to back it up. So we said "Enough!" let's get these founders in the room with investors and create the opportunity to get them funded. We know how difficult it is to raise money. We've worked with other startups on this and have raised capital ourselves. We've pitched to potential investors virtually and have spent a lot of time convincing others to invest in our various initiatives. It takes time and the back and forth before closing a deal can be frustrating. So we rolled up our sleeves and decided to do something about it. Join us on our journey!
Meagan Turner served as the lead conductor for Advancing Black Entrepreneurs in the StartupBus competition summer of 2022. She is an Electrical Engineering student at the University of Louisville. She interned at GE Appliances' startup FirstBuild where she worked in prototype development and later led electrical safety tests for pizza ovens. This summer, she interned for a San Francisco-based startup called Stafl Systems where she worked on PCB design for electrical vehicles. She is currently interning for a medical device company called iRhythm Technologies.
Originally from Hartford, CT, Rohan Brown is a former D1 college basketball player. After two years in corporate finance, he left and started Barley Inc. to revolutionize beverage technology. He has competed in several startup competitions including, but not limited to the MIT Sports Analytics Conference, Silicon Dragon @ the Nasdaq Center, and the web series Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch (2x), and has also been accepted into several business development programs including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Access Network, Google for Startups, and FounderGym.