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New Episode of First State Insights Podcast

Mark Kennedy, founder of SusuBean, shares his story pioneering a more equitable approach to consumer lending and accessing capital resources. This interview is part of a series of conversations focused on underrepresented entrepreneurs in Delaware.​
 
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4562020-09-15T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/mark-kennedy.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New Episode of First State Insights Podcast<p>In this episode of <b><i><a href="https://soundcloud.com/first-state-insights/de-founders-kennedy" target="_blank">First State ​Insights​</a></i></b>, Mark Kennedy, Founder of SusuBean, speaks with Troy Mix, Associate Director at the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration, about his entrepreneurial journey. Stops covered along the way span from growing up the son of Caribbean immigrants in New York City and working in the financial services industry, to relocating to Delaware and building SusuBean—a fintech startup focusing on disrupting the payday lending industry by pioneering a more equitable approach to consumer lending and accessing capital resources.</p><p>This interview was recorded on August 27, 2020 as part of a series of conversations focused on underrepresented entrepreneurs in Delaware. To connect with Mark, <a href="mailto:mark.kennedy@susubean.com" target="_blank">email him directly</a> or visit <a href="http://susubean.com/" target="_blank">SusuBean's website​</a>. </p><p>Opening and closing music: "I Dunno" by Grapes, used under Creative Commons 3.0 License.</p><p>Tune to <a href="https://soundcloud.com/first-state-insights" target="_blank"><em>First State Insights</em></a> for information, perspectives, and analysis—"IPA"—on public policy, management, and community and economic development in Delaware. In the coming weeks, expect interviews across multiple sectors from business people, brewers, and entrepreneurs to urban planners, environmentalists, educators, and caregivers.</p><p><strong>Listen to </strong><strong><em>First State Insights</em></strong></p><p>Visit <a href="https://soundcloud.com/first-state-insights" target="_blank">IPA's SoundCloud</a> page to see a full list of episodes, or search for "First State Insights" to listen wherever you get your podcasts.</p>A Delaware Founder’s Story with Mark Kennedy<img align="right" alt="Photo of Mark Kennedy" src="/news/PublishingImages/mark-kennedy.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​On this episode, Mark Kennedy shares his story pioneering a more equitable approach to consumer lending and accessing capital resources. This interview is part of a series of conversations focused on underrepresented entrepreneurs in Delaware.<br></p>https://www.bidenschool.udel.edu/news/Pages/de-founders-kennedy.aspx

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