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What does mindset represent for you? Last week I reflected on 5 meaningful elements of my own mindset
 

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

September 7 · Issue #215 · View online
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What does mindset represent for you?
Last week I reflected on 5 meaningful elements of my own mindset.
  1. Curiosity: xFeeding my curiosity is central to continuously learning.
  2. Relationships: To me relationships compound like knowledge and money does, so it is worthwhile nurturing long term relationships of value.
  3. Mentorship: Putting the ego aside and being open minded to being coachable is important when learning from the lessons of others.
  4. Values: Guiding principles are central to making smart decisions on a consistent basis.
  5. Reflecting: Keeping a journal, receiving feedback, looking back and connecting the dots is a healthy way for me to learn from both my mistakes and interactions with the world.
I would love to hear more about what core things you hold onto as a part of developing your own winning mindset. Just hit reply!
Have a productive week!

FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Theresa Roberts: From working in a bookshop to owning a successful restaurant business.
BBC share a story on why there are so few black entrepreneurs in the UK.
Lenny Rachitsky shares a 4 step framework for fundraising.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Sarah Drinkwater shares her views on how Europe needs an angel investing revolution.
NXF share their perspective on why now is one of the best times ever to start a new company.
Lolita Taub, a Latinx operator and investor, shares her journey of how she went from South Central LA to co-launching and running a fund.
European VC, Atomico share their commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem.
Ben Tossell, creator of Maker Pad, the no-code community has also launched The Rolling Fund.
All The Angels interviewed Andy Ayim about his philosophy and criteria for investing in new businesses.
All Raise interviewed Alison Rapaport, Partner at Serena Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund founded by tennis superstar Serena Williams in 2014.
EVENTS 🎟️
UK Business Angels Association are hosting a panel discussion tomorrow on investing in underrepresented founders.
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering 10 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant.
This Wednesday, as part of London Tech Week, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s UK-Kenya Tech Hub and the Department for International Trade’s Tech for Growth programme are hosting a digital panel to highlight the opportunities for early-stage investors in East Africa. 
BYP Network are hosting their Leadership Conference on Friday 30th October.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
YSYS and Create Jobs are delivering a 6-week training programme for breaking into the digital design industry.
Ada’s List is looking for a digital content and marketing associate.
Sarah Kunst, GP at Cleo Capital is hiring for a freelance newsletter creator.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
John Boyega, the actor talks exclusively about race, Star Wars, working with Disney and speaking at the Hyde Park Black Lives Matter protest.
Remi Ray, self-published a new book and workbook titled Level The F#@K Up. Just bought a copy myself!
Joe Budden shares the value of his audience data and his brand in saying no to Spotify.
LeBron and his friends are telling their story for the first time.
Wired UK share how career ladders have changed for this generation, it is no longer linear.
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