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Brooklyn, NY
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  social responsibility, entrepreneurship, startups, venture capital, business strategy, management, marketing, social media, technology
Doesn't Cover: business books, business tips, mompreneurs, tech reviews

Writer. Previously @Inc. I like to tweet interesting links on business, music, sports and TV/film. Opinions and witticisms all mine.

April Joyner's Biography

April Joyner is a journalist who writes about business, technology, and culture. Previously, she was a senior reporter at Inc. magazine. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

April is a 2007 graduate of Yale University, where she majored in English, and the Columbia Publishing Course. Prior to working at Inc., she blogged and wrote features for FastCompany.com.

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Jon Gosier: Spreading the Wealth

ozy.com — Jon Gosier is one of those well-to-do tech entrepreneurs you may have never heard of. That might be because he made his money heading not to Silicon Valley, but to Uganda. It's there that he was introduced to angel investing, a sort of financial backing used to help startups or small companies get going that typically has a warm and friendly vibe.

The Belt Buckle That Helps You Lose Weight

ozy.com — Ever feel like you've overdone it at the buffet table ... to the point you find yourself trying to discreetly unbutton your pants? One company has a solution that works with your pants. Meet Belty, a belt whose buckle loosens and tightens according to its wearer's movements.

Jackie Robinson, Business Pioneer

ozy.com — The story of how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier is a familiar one. A white businessman, eager to make a splash and bolster business, recruits Robinson to join his organization. They make a handshake deal, kept under wraps for months.

Launching a startup on your employer's dime

usatoday.com — Jeremy Kratz was working as a freelance Web developer in Little Rock, Arkansas, when he joined a Chicago-based software consulting company called We Are Mammoth. But he wasn't hired to be just a rank-and-file employee; soon enough, he was helping to lead an entire business - a bug-tracking software company called DoneDone, founded by We Are Mammoth employees.

The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM

ajoyner.tumblr.com — I think this piece is applicable to fields beyond tech. This part especially resonated with me:Our new study uncovered a fifth pattern of bias that seems to apply mainly to black and Latina women.

Futurist, Death Nurse + Other Savvy Career Moves

Small retailers jump on the subscription box bandwagon

mprnews.org — For three years, Erin Maynard ran a store called The Geeky Cauldron out of her home in Phoenix. On the online artisan marketplace Etsy, she sold jewelry inspired by themes from popular books, films and TV shows: think vampires and wizards.

Small Retailers Jump On The Subscription Box Bandwagon

wnyc.org — For three years, Erin Maynard ran a store called The Geeky Cauldron out of her home in Phoenix. On the online artisan marketplace Etsy, she sold jewelry inspired by themes from popular books, films and TV shows: think vampires and wizards.

Small Retailers Jump On The Subscription Box Bandwagon

npr.org — For three years, Erin Maynard ran a store called The Geeky Cauldron out of her home in Phoenix. On the online artisan marketplace Etsy, she sold jewelry inspired by themes from popular books, films and TV shows: think vampires and wizards.

Big Data: Coming Soon to Your Bra?

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Jul 03, 2015

@afrolicious But opening up investing could be a boon long-term. Relatedly, I've written about what @jongos is doing: ozy.com/rising-stars/j…

Jul 03, 2015

@afrolicious Re: Reg A? It's still fairly onerous, especially dealing w/ unaccredited (not rich) investors. It requires audits.

Jul 03, 2015

@April_Davis Arguably that is changing, too. Working on a piece regarding this. But yes, beauty makes sense as a targeted category

Jul 03, 2015

@adrianhopkins Thank you! You're certainly keeping up the pace, and with great insights, too!



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