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💡Issue #193: Teen VC, New jobs in UK Tech & Meet Tracy Maitland


Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

April 6 · Issue #193 · View online

Your weekly newsletter on minorities in tech, venture and entrepreneurship 💫

Last week, I realised that TV shows were teaching my daughter American English when she pronounced “Hippopotamus.” I laughed before correcting her before it became a habit (hehe).
A piece of advice I shared with a founder who felt guilty for not working long hours was that, “The opportunity cost of overcompensating and working long hours can lead to making poor decisions on low energy.”
I have been very conscious about being very present at home but creating intentional pockets to be productive and do deep work.
So here was a day looked like for me last week:
5am: 🛌🏿 Wake up, pray, eat, review journal & calendar.
5.30 - 7: 👔Work
7 - 9: 👨🏾‍🍼Wake up routine with the family
9 - 10.30: 💻Work
10:30 - 13:00: 🧮🚶🏿🍱Homeschooling for lil miss trouble + take a family walk around the village + lunch
13:00 - 17:30: 💼Work
17:30 - 21:00: 👪Family time
21.30/ 22:00 : 😴Bedtime
Reply and let me know how you have adapted your daily schedule.
Have a productive week.
PS. Looking to meet new professionals remotely? Try out LunchClub. Two subscribers to the newsletter shared positive feedback from using the free service last week!

Khalia, founder of Jamii shares a great interview with Slider Cuts about building an authentic brand and community.
Lu Li, founder of Blooming Founders shares an honest account of the challenge for bootstrapped startups.
Techstars have compiled a shortlist of over helpful content to help businesses survive.
NFX surveyed 286 seed-stage and Series A Founders and 114 VCs to capture sentiment data during the COVID-19 crisis. This is US data but we are seeing similar sentiment here in the UK.
Capital Enterprise have launched a startup resilience programme to support startups over the next 6 months.
The Prince’s Trust and NatWest launch £5million relief fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. Not yet clear the eligibility criteria or timescales.
Creator Fund are hosting a competition where student entrepreneurs could win £30,000 and pitch to investors from across the UK with the Creator Fund Challenge- the UK’s largest virtual student demo day.
Tribe Capital provide detailed support to help founders answer the question, “Where should I be spending my time to find partners that will align with our long-term vision?”
Forbes shares how Tracy Maitland, 59, operates his $9 billion (assets) investment firm Advent Capital which was prepared for mayhem of COVID-19.
Balderton have released a playbook about building an efficient B2B sales team.
Innovate UK has announced grants for startups to tackle COVID19.
TeenVC, powered by Augmentum Fintech, is a free digital education platform where teenagers can learn about Venture Capital (VC) and entrepreneurship.
London Business School is hosting a series of webinars exploring what it takes to lead through times of uncertainty.
M&C Saatchi present a free Saturday School. Akil Benjamin is hosting a class to take you through how to create an effective business plan. and Founder Gym are hosting a range of webinars for female founders called The StartUp!
UK Tech Jobs Board where talent can list themselves, companies can share current openings and jobseekers can apply for open roles.
Silverlinings helps talent that has been affected by lay offs due to coronavirus get back to work as soon as possible.
Black illustrations is a series of FREE digital designs of black people for your next online project. Free for commercial and personal use.
Kwame Anku shared so many nuggets on relationships, building teams and investing in tech on this interview episode of Earn Your Leisure.
Afrotech Fest is launching small digital grants to help families get and stay connected during this period of isolation.
FREE Creative Industries Federation 6 months’ membership for freelancers and microbusinesses – normally worth £80.
Billboard have shared all the Live Streams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis
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