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

Andy Ayim MBE
Andy Ayim MBE
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!

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.
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.
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
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.
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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