Mukai Selekwa, of Webblen LLC, will discuss what it means to be a community builder at 1 Million Cups Fargo on September 30. Join him at the Island Park Stage at 9:15 a.m.
Mukai Selekwa, Founder and CEO of Webblen, attended North Dakota State University for two years before deciding to jump into Webblen as a full-time venture. One thing about Mukai is that he is a personal development junkie. He works and grows in a way that can provide the most amount of value to himself as well as those around him and you can see that mindset through his work with Webblen. He is excited to go to work every day because of the business’s vision and the “fact it’s our job to meet new people, meet community builders, and attend/events.” His entrepreneurial journey didn’t come with ease though, he started his full-time entrepreneur venture before he had a sustainable income which caused extreme difficulty. He then relied on the skills he had picked up over the years to help create an income to fulfill his new business venture!
Webblen was founded by Mukai Selekwa in early 2016. He added co-founders Nate Thoreson and Austin Braham about three months later. Mukai explains, “Webblen is a mobile app that allows you to earn money and rewards for being involved. Get involved. Get paid.” Even though the consumer receives actual compensation for being involved in community events, it also gives them that human interaction that social media has replaced. Webblen also makes it easier to find community events to participate in. Mukai says, “We want to reward this behavior in more ways than one.”
Even though Webblen does help consumers by providing monetary rewards it is helping the future of personal connections by providing social and human interaction. Mukai explains, “With the way things are progressing, we’re pushing towards a future where people feel less connected to each other. This is what Wall-e and Black Mirror has warned us about.” Webblen eliminates that lack of personal connection which can help prevent things like depression and emotional numbing that overuse of online connections can cause. Mukai emphasizes, “Having more connected communities will solve more problems in more ways than you can imagine.”
Mukai plans to talk about the importance of Webblen’s mission and the reasons as to why and how Fargo has been growing at 1 Million Cups Fargo. Mukai thinks it’s important to talk at events like 1 Million Cups Fargo because ideas and plans are good to share with others. Mukai says, “You never know what opportunities will arise when you are open about the plans and ideas that you have.”
1 Million Cups Fargo is located at The Stage at Island Park and takes place each Wednesday morning from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. If you would like to learn more about Webblen, visit their website. To keep up with their current events follow their Instagram. To keep up with Mukai’s entrepreneurial adventure, follow his personal site and Instagram.