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A Delaware Founders Story with Mark Kennedy

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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.

In this episode of First State Insights, 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 SusuBeana fintech startup focusing on disrupting the payday lending industry by pioneering a more equitable approach to consumer lending and accessing capital resources.

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, email him directly or visit SusuBean's website.

Opening and closing music: "I Dunno" by Grapes, used under Creative Commons 3.0 License.

Tune to First State Insights 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.

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