The Why – Sharing is the optimal approach to growth. We believe that intelligent design is inspired by the sharing of information. A community must be well informed.
The How – Through information sharing, teaching, and apprenticeship, we will create more equitable scenarios in community economic affairs and business.
The What – Knox St. Studios designs and facilitates instruction to educate community stakeholders (residents & business owners) on community asset creation and asset protection.
Talib is a fourth-generation entrepreneur and embodies a self-described “Blue-Blood Hustle.” The entrepreneurial history of his family has fueled his passion to build innovative businesses. From 2015-2016, Talib Graves-Manns served as the Entrepreneur in Residence with Google for Entrepreneurs and Code2040 at the American Underground in Durham. Talib is the Co-Founder of four businesses: Knox St. Studios, Point AB, Life on Autopilot, and Black Wall Street Homecoming. Across all four organizations, he is responsible for business strategy and growth.
Talib holds a Bachelor of Science from Hampton University and a Masters of Business Administration from Wake Forest Universities Schools of Business. He is also the 2015 recipient of the Triangle Business Journal, Corporate Leader in Diversity Award.
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