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💡Issue #220: Gig Wage #BLM, Black Tech Fest & Andy Ayim MBE

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Andrew Oduro Ayim MBE.Humbling, grateful and feeling very loved. Thank you, I appreciate you all!
 

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

October 12 · Issue #220 · View online
Your weekly newsletter on minorities in tech, venture and entrepreneurship 💫 http://andyayim.com

Humbling, grateful and feeling very loved. Thank you, I appreciate you all!

I joined Black Millennial Money for a podcast recently, have a listen here.
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FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Killer Mike and Andrew Young have raised $3m for building a new digital bank (Greenwood) for Black and Latinx people and businesses.
Gig Wage, rather than pitch at Demo Day shared their message on why BLM.
BBC share a story on a group of Nigerian-Irish teens who have developed the Memory Haven app to help people with dementia.
Forward Ladies share 50 female entrepreneurs, influencers and speakers to check out.
Facebook Elevate provides free online digital skills training
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Malcom Jenkins starts a new Venture Capital Fund with NFL Players.
EVENTS 🎟️
Black Tech Fest is kicking off this week and TikTok are going big and fast tracking attendees through their hiring process. Check it out here.
LBS Black in Business speaker series: A conversation with Wol Kolade on Tuesday, Oct 13 at 6pm BST.
BYP are holding their annual leadership conference on Friday October 30th.
Jamii and Hatch are hosting an event on 17th October about building a Black-owned business.
Playfair Capital are hosting their 4th female founder Office Hours on 5th & 12th November. Apply now.
British Business Bank and Oliver Wyman are hosting a launch of a landmark study – Alone, together: Entrepreneurship and diversity in the UK.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
The Premier League are hiring for a Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
The House of Commons has partnered with the Windsor Fellowship to run their annual internship programme, offering 8 opportunities to individuals from BAME communities.  
​The Windsor Fellowship in partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund are offering 12 month internships.
PUBLIC are hiring a growth intern to help build and manage their business development pipeline. Check it out and apply here.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
L&G issues a BAME threat to FTSE 100 companies.
Cambridge University welcomes record number of black students (137).
Black History Month [dot] org share content to celebrate Black history all year round.
The Clark Street Project is a podcast that details the evolution of Black business news and entrepreneurship coverage and the journalists who’ve led the charge.
Cisco Systems Inc. pledged to increase the number of Black employees and leaders, adding its name to a list of technology companies promising to try to fix the lack of diversity in their workforces.
British GQ published an article to explore if Black men’s mental health is the next pandemic.
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