Chocolatier Phillip Ashley Rix and David Mullings of Blue Mahoe Capital on The Backpack Show

Episode Description

On this episode of The Backpack Show with Chris Brogan and Kerry Gorgone, we'll talk with "The Real Life Willy Wonka of Chocolate," Phillip Ashley Rix. He's an award-winning chocolatier, and the founder of Memphis based Phillip Ashley Chocolates. He's created chocolates for the Emmys, the Grammys, and the Oscars, and was a finalist on Food Network's "Chopped Sweets!" We'll talk about how a vivid dream inspired him to completely change careers, what it takes to run an unconventional business, and his advice for helping businesses -- especially Black-owned businesses--to succeed.

We'll also talk with investment company founder (and gamer!) David Mullings. David is the CEO of Blue Mahoe Capital, a private investment firm that “provides investors access to the emerging economies of the Caribbean region and under-represented founders in the United States.” He also serves on the board of directors for crowdfunding platform FundBlackFounders. We’ll talk with David about his philosophy on investing (“Compassionate Capitalism”), and his commitment to nonprofit work.