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💡Issue #232: Angel Summit, Kwanda & Apple's Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

Andy Ayim
Andy Ayim
Saying No
A good friend of mine, David McQueen shared that there are two things he can’t complain about working from home:
  1. We have a job
  2. We have a home
So simple, yet true.
A lesson I have learned already this year is that it is important to say no to new opportunities in order to protect your mental wellness, personal & family time and t ensure your energy is focused and not spread thin across many opportunities.
I realised I found it hard to say no, especially when it was mission-aligned work or an opportunity for me to give back. I’m not yet perfect but its been liberating learning to say no.
Have a productive week!

FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Black News highlight 11 Black-owned startups to invest in for 2021.
Paypal awards Kwanda $50,000 t support Black initiatives.
POCIT publish an article about what they believe could grow to become the first Black unicorn business.
Gosbert Chagula shares a 2021 resource list fr Startups & SMEs.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
RLC Ventures share a list f their top 25 UK angel investors.
Harlem Capital receives $10 million as part of Apple diversity push.
TinySeed, the accelerator for Bootstrappers is accepting applications for their next programme.
Black Girl Fest have a Creative Fund offer four grants to support Black women and non-binary UK-based creatives affected by Covid-19.
Future VC are still accepting applications fr their 2021 programme.
Payload Studio launched an incubator for underrepresented founders starting Gaming startups.
EVENTS 🎟️
LocalGlobe present A 10-year View of Entrepreneurship in Africa.
SignalFire are hosting Angel Summit on Jan 19th.
The Machine Learning Academy is a free program designed to introduce founders, entrepreneurs and startup employees who don’t come from a technical background to the basics of Machine Learning.
£100k up for grabs from Ascension Ventures via Debut Sessions
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
New Wave is hiring for an associate to join their European VC fund.
Nell Consulting are hiring for an Associate Management Consultant (PMO) to work on a Fintech client.
Diversity VC are hiring for a new CEO.
Seedcamp are hiring for a Talent Manager.
Institute for Global Change are hiring an Executive Director, Africa.
YSYS x Create Jobs have a programme for 18 - 24 year olds looking to get their first Software Engineering job.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
The Voice share an interview with Lord Hastings on being Black in the UK.
Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled a series of major projects and investments for Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.
The Guardian share an article with Selina Flavius about her new book,  Black Girl Finance: Let’s Talk Money .
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