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Anthony Frasier    

Tech and Media Entrepreneur; Co-Founder, The Phat Startup

Anthony Frasier is a digital strategist, tech entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. A Newark, NJ native, Anthony has a long history of mentoring and advising startups & community infrastructures, to solve real problems and build solutions. Anthony has been instrumental in bringing up a new generation of black & minority technology leaders.

Frasier is formerly known for being one of the savvy founders of The Phat Startup, an integrated media company that produced resources for aspiring entrepreneurs. By leveraging Lean Startup methodology and drawing on the connections between entrepreneurship and hip hop, you can credit Frasier and his team for successfully creating the critically acclaimed Tech808 conference that featured some of the best minds in technology.

His work has been featured on Fast Company, BET, CNN Black In America, CNN Money, and USA Today, just to name a few. He has been invited to speak for leading organizations, which include Lean Startup Conference, The Congressional Black Caucus, TED, and more. He was also named an innovator by AT&T, which highlighted black entrepreneurship to millions in an award-winning TV spot that aired nationally.

A serial entrepreneur, Frasier was the creator of a mobile startup Playd and established an award-winning gaming site TheKoalition.com. Today he is speaking and empowering entrepreneurs globally with a message of mixing hustle with personal development. He is also creating an education platform for aspiring game developers.

Outside of his work in the national startup and entrepreneurial scene, you can find him actively engaged with entrepreneurs in Newark, as the creator of the city’s first tech community Brick City Tech. His philanthropic initiatives have been recognized by the Business Outreach Center, where he was granted the Award for Entrepreneurship and Community Impact.

Speech Topics


What Entrepreneurs can learn from The Black Wall Street

What do Silicon Valley and Tulsa, Oklahoma have in common? More than you could ever imagine. Over the past one hundred years both have been home to entrepreneurial multi-millionaires. And though comparatively fewer have heard about The Greenwood District in Tulsa, otherwise known as “Black Wall Street;” Anthony Frasier showcases how the fabric of this once vibrant ecosystem laid the groundwork for innovation and growth all over the United States.

Building an online brand from scratch

After building two notable, highly publicized profitable online brands with gaming site TheKoalition.com and The Phat Startup, Anthony will show attendees how to craft an online brand with minimal resources and no experience.

How to get into the tech industry without coding

By the year 2020 most jobs will exist in the tech industry. Learn about the different jobs in tech that are available without needing to know code. Anthony will use his personal journey in tech to show actionable steps on how to break in the tech startup world.

How to pitch your startup to investors

The money and the deals usually happen in "Phase 2" (investor vibes with idea, meetings happen, checks get cut). The problem is, nobody ever gets a chance to get to that phase because their "phase 1" is terrible. Phase 1 is your pitch. Unless you have a great product already making waves of traction, you will have to communicate what it is your building to people, and why it’s worth their time and money. So we are solving that problem.

Building a Profitable Online Brand

After successfully generating online brands such as The Phat Startup and The Koalition, Anthony outlines the step by step process he's learned to stay ahead of the competition in the new digital landscape. Using a simple formula Anthony breaks down how he was able to create six-figure brands using content marketing and how to translate that influence offline.

Networking 101: How to Leave a Lasting Impression

Networking today goes beyond just the business card. TO be a connector you have to become a person of value. Anthony gives aspiring business students and entrepreneurs a talk filled with actionable tips they can use today to build connections that will last forever.

You Can't Microwave Success

Today's millennials and young entrepreneurs are conditioned to want success fast. Social media and television create a false representation of the time it takes to really achieve their goals. Frasier lays down simple actionable ways young people can become more patient with their goals by using his own experiences and pop culture references.

Recreating Black Wall Street

What do Silicon Valley and Tulsa, Oklahoma have in common? More than you could ever imagine. Over the past hundred years, both have been home to entrepreneurial millionaires. And though comparatively fewer have heard about The Greenwood District in Tulsa, otherwise known as "Black Wall Street;" Frasier shows how the fabric of this once vibrant ecosystem laid the groundwork for innovation and growth all over the U.S.

News


Phat Startup puts new spin on Silicon Valley

But if hip-hop-loving techies Anthony Frasier and James Lopez have their way, ... The record Frasier and Lopez are playing puts a new spin on Silicon Valley ...

"Fake Rapper" Is Inspiring A New Generation Of Entrepreneurs

Anthony Frasier, cofounder of The Phat Startup, uses hip-hop's values of creativity and confidence to speak to young African-Americans.

Tech808: A Safe Space for Millennials of Color to Learn Tech and ...

Anthony Frasier, the founder of the Phat Startup, and Jesal Trivedi, have created a hip hop-inspired event that speaks to Millennials of color: the Tech808 ...

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