ABOUT POINT AB
WE TURN QUESTION MARKS INTO PERIODS.
We promote innovation.
Driving Innovation + Growth
We play well in the sandbox.
Sharing + Caring + Collaborating + Ideating
We Create. We Execute.
Manifesting ideas + concepts
We are accessible.
Phone + Email + Text
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 three businesses: Point AB, Life on Autopilot, and Black Wall Street Homecoming. Across all three organizations, he is responsible for business strategy and growth.
Talib is not just focused on developing businesses for his own gain. He helps to build profitable and scalable businesses that serve the needs underrepresented students and entrepreneurs and was most recently appointed Executive Director of the IEC, a partnership between Shaw University and Carolina Small Business Development Fund. Through and mentorship and outreach, he helps the community through sharing his business acumen and increasing access to capital for innovative startu-ps and traditional businesses.
With over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and technology innovation, Talib’s day-to-day responsibilities across his teams is varied and multi-functional. Over the course of a day, he directs a multitude of tasks from luggage production and materials sourcing to mobile application development. Talib adheres to a customer-centric model where the voice of the customer paired with marketplace trends is met with innovation to deliver above-par experiences, products, and solutions.
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.