Michael “Killer Mike” Render on Building Your Own Success

Michael Santiago Render, better known by his stage name “Killer Mike”, is a rapper, songwriter, actor, producer, business owner, and activist.

He sits in to discuss how he became the co-founder of Bank Greenwood, the importance of teaching financial literacy to young people, being part of Run the Jewels, and opening his barbershop Swag Shop.

In addition, he shares the lessons learned from his grandparents, the value gained from his mistakes, his motivation for business, giving back to your community, and his activist pursuits.

About the Host

Tanya Sam

Tech savvy businesswoman Tanya Sam is the Director of Partnerships at TechSquare Labs, a technology startup hub and venture capital fund. Since 2016, TechSquare Labs has invested in over 30 companies and those companies have raised over $300 million dollars in venture capital and generated over $100 million dollars in revenue.

She is passionate about creating pathways to bring more women and minorities into business and technology.

Learn more about Tanya.