Interview with Urban Professional Charlotte A Clark Founder of Foresight and co-founder at Base Ventures

startup consultant, an ecosystem builder, the founder of Foresight
Although Charlotte’s main skills are in product and software development, I am passionate
about automating processes and creating initiatives to help startups and organizations succeed and thrive.
Collaborative Experience
Project Coordinator at UMKC Innovation Center November 2021 – Present
• Coordinated resources and tracked relevant metrics to complete the Comeback KC
Ventures Program and EDA grant submission
• Designed and executed a 3-day product development course for non-technical
founders to learn to create technical documents
• Providing product development advice and support to early-stage and Digital
Sandbox funded companies
Chief Technology Officer at Foresight April 2022 – May 2023
• Wrote functional and technical requirements for the initial scope
• Completed development for the initial MVP platform
Director of Product at KnowCap Interactive January 2021 – July 2022
• Managed a team of engineers and designers across several product developments
phases
• Clarified product scope for founders and team members prior to Program Kickoff
• Sat on the Investment Committee with other organization directors to assess the founder
and startup readiness for our program
Accelerator Program Manager at BCP Tech August 2021 – November 2021
• Coordinated participants, judges, agencies, sponsors, mentors, and speakers
schedules with the accelerator timeline
• Provided advice and resources to InsurTech cohort members around pitches, product
and software development topics
Chief Technology Officer at Wellow Inc. November 2020 – July 2021

• Collaborated with founders to create design documentation – users’ workflows, user-
centered mockups. For more information about creating design documentation, go to AEC Inc website.

• Wrote user stories and acceptance criteria for the preparation of custom development
phase
• Primary decision maker when communicating with off-shore development partner

Independent Experience
Startup Consultant July 2020 – Present
• Meet and advise early-stage founders on product and business development
• Work with clients to provide transparency and education around product strategy,
software development, and operational organization
Volunteer Product Advisor for Startup Accelerators: ACT Tulsa, Founders Institute
Silicon Valley, SquareOne Startup School
Black Excellence KC Fall 2021 – Present
✴ Identified the time-consuming process of communicating company and program
updates to different team members
✴ Advised founder on utilizing Google Drive, Asana, and Discord for asynchronous
updates and implemented Zapier to automate the existing processes
InnovateHER KC January 2022
✴ Reviewed existing implementation of the ConnectHER database and updated needs
from the founder
✴ Created implementation steps, reviewed several existing platforms, and build
the functionality of the database in a low-code platform
Road2Close April – December 2021
✴ Reviewed existing documentation and software to assess business and product
needs
✴ Created a product overview, which included user workflows, competitive analysis,
and code quality review; presented recommendations for the next steps to begin to
market the platform
Corporate Experience
Software Engineer at Cerner (now Oracle Health) October 2014 – October 2020
• Collaborated with designers, analysts, and manager to fill in missing gaps of existing
services and user features
• Implemented full-stack functionality in a variety of languages: Java, React JS,

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