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💡Issue #144: AfroTechFest, Cross Culture VC & $168M Africa VC fund

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Last weekend was the 2nd annual AfroTechFest conference which looked like a blast. I donated two tick
 

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

April 15 · Issue #144 · View online
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Last weekend was the 2nd annual AfroTechFest conference which looked like a blast. I donated two tickets to young people on the Flipside Project who had a great time and learned a lot!! Spaces like this are important as it introduces many people into tech and demystifies what working in and with technology is really like.
Caught up with Grapdprentice this week. They are looking for more companies to host graduates for short internships. If you would like to take part please contact me on laila@gradprentice.co.uk.

FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Growjo - The Fastest Growing Companies in 2019
25-Year-Old Nigerian Entrepreneur Is One of the Top Young Wealth Creators
A WIN for PopCom
‘For Us, by Us’: Inside the New Social Spaces for People of Color - The New York Times
Black Female Founders Face Constant Rejection. They're Thriving Anyway.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
A focus on diversity reaps rewards for this Los Angeles investor
Troy Carter Launches Q&A, New Music and Tech Company
Cathay Capital and AfricInvest to raise $168M Africa VC fund
Alternative Financing: ustwo Adventure Fund x Zebras Unite Tickets, Tue 16 Apr 2019 at 17:00 | Eventbrite
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
LeBron James Opened a School That Was Considered an Experiment. It’s Showing Promise. - The New York Times
Face recognition researcher fights Amazon over biased AI
Froware | The home of black tech professionals
Foundervine x OPENSPACE: Setting up a Business in Africa Tickets, Thu 25 Apr 2019 at 18:00
Opinion | The Moral Peril of Meritocracy - The New York Times
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