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Watch: Naomi Winston talks innovation and art on ‘Between Two Founders’

The founder of Revolutionary Hearts Industries discusses her myriad professional and creative pursuits, from creating children's coloring books to handling UpSurge Baltimore's marketing.

A promotional image for the latest "Between Two Founders" episode. (Courtesy image)

This editorial article is a part of How I Got Here Month of's editorial calendar.

Full disclosure: has been a partner in producing "Between Two Founders." The latest episode was filmed at ETC Baltimore, with whom has partnered on Baltimore Innovation Week. Neither ETC Baltimore nor Kapowza, the company whose chief marketing officer Sean Sutherland hosts the interview series and wrote this post's accompanying text, reviewed the final edited version of this article before publication.

In the eighth episode of “Between Two Founders,” the video series featuring conversations with local startup founders from in and around Baltimore, host Sean Sutherland (dressed up for Halloween!) and cohost Leon Stanford chat with Naomi Winston. Her extensive and varied resume includes such titles as: founder of social justice-minded publishing house Revolutionary Hearts Industries (through which she has put out coloring books aimed at children of color), marketing and communications analyst for UpSurge Baltimore, recent Baltimore transplant, former Venture for America fellow and potential future presidential candidate.

“For anyone that’s been to an Equitech Tuesday happy hour, you’ve experienced Naomi’s infectious energy,” said Sutherland of the latest episode’s guest. “She hasn’t been a part of this community that long but it’s obvious where her heart is and just how much she’ll be able to contribute to Baltimore. We’re lucky to have her and lucky to show off the great work her budding ’empire’ is already doing.”

Learn more about Winston’s path and guiding beliefs in the interview below:

This month’s episode is also sponsored by Dexter Carr Jr.’s s Game4Good, and specifically the upcoming Esports and STEM Festival being held in conjunction with The Maryland STEM Festival from Nov. 7-13. Fans of “Between Two Ferns” can get $20 off an event pass by registering with code ESPORTS2022.

“Between Two Founders” was filmed in the Digital Empath Studios’ offices at ETC Baltimore. If you’re a startup interested in being featured in an upcoming episode, shoot Sutherland a note and tell him what makes your startup unique.

Companies: UpSurge Baltimore / Kapowza
Series: How I Got Here Month 2022
People: Sean Sutherland

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