“There are a lot of things that entrepreneurs, or aspiring entrepreneurs can do to help validate their idea using tools that are out there and just talking to potential customers – before they build something.” HM

Hadiyah is a full stack software engineer. She’s co-founder at Playpen Labs and Black Founders, and earned her technical stripes building technology for Lockheed Martin which specializes in global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technology.

She graduated with her CS degree from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and received her MBA from Drexel.

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