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BUILDING THE SOCIAL
PLATFORM FOR FANDOM
Bee Law is the founder and CEO of Quirktastic (soon to be QuirkChat), a networking platform where geeks and hobbyists can join fandom communities and create collaborative social video. If you are into Manga, Marvel Universe, or Cosplay – they have a place for you.
It’s no wonder Bee created Quirktastic (from quirky + fantastic). She grew up in North Carolina as the only young black woman she knew who liked Anime and metal rock. Bee felt the sting of bullying and the struggle for acceptance. As an adult, she tapped into her uniqueness, and once online she realized there were large communities who wanted to connect and share the joy of their fandom. This epiphany led her to start Quirktastic – a community now 200,000+ strong. Bee and her company have been featured in TechCrunch, Essence, and Forbes. And she’s been backed by Digital Undivided, SoGal Ventures, and Snap Inc’s prestigious accelerator Yellow.
Come hear Bee’s journey, which goes from Anime enthusiast and non-profit pioneer in high school, to cytogenetic scientist and aspiring doctor, and now to fast-moving tech founder. Her energy and positivity are simply inspiring.
“Literally the day after I quit, I found out that next day that I actually got accepted into the incubator.”
~ Bee Law
In this episode Bee and Dan discussed:
- Being the only young black girl who liked Japanese Anime
- What derailed her journey to be a doctor
- How blogging uncovered a community and a business
- Quirktastic’s reset from COVID-19
- Working with HBO’s Lovecraft Country
Episode Shout Outs:
Jean-Que, Artiste Pro
“…they opened the app about seven times a day…and they spend
about 78 minutes.”
~ Bee Law
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“We just want to talk geek with other people.”
~ Bee Law