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Black VC investor ‘Impact X’ – why people of colour and women founders in Europe are ripe for funding

Too often we have heard stories of minority-led businesses, in particular those within Europe, having their ideas sometimes treated with contempt or misled into thinking they are not investment-worthy. Well, this black-owned venture capital firm Impact X Capital, launched in 2018, is tired of discussing these problems and are actively funding people of colour and […]

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Sierra Leone going plastic-free with entrepreneurship

Plastic waste usage continues to be on the rise in several parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with Sierra Leone being among them. So, how are they using entrepreneurship to work towards ending the use of plastic? I recently spent a month in the capital city Freetown, where I noticed when walking to the famous Sani Abacha […]

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Do You Need Cash For Your Business? Apply To The BBC Two Dragons’ Den Series 18

Applications for the BBC Two Dragons’ Den next series – a pitching TV reality show – is now open to founders looking to win cash funding for their investment-ready business ideas. Dragons’ Den is back for its 18th series and you can apply to pitch to a panel of the UK’s most successful venture capitalists […]

Idea Exchange

UCL Innovation & Enterprise presents – Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet

Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet is a free open event helping founders expand their network and find a co-founder for their business. Hosted by University College London – Innovation and Enterprise, this networking event is an opportunity to tell someone about your business or social enterprise idea (without giving too much away) and meet someone […]

PR Crisis

Practical Tips For Handling A PR Crisis On Social Media

Young founders who have grown up with technological and digital advancements in communications are more likely to be aware of the impact of social media and how to use it to build brand awareness – This, however, means that they are more susceptible to a pr crisis when things go wrong. Social media has the […]

UK Mainstream Media

Why The UK Mainstream Media Is Ready For Diversity

Diversity in the media matters more than ever – The industry cannot possibly claim to be fulfilling its mission to represent the communities it serves when the voices of Black people are sidelined. Worse still, a lack of racial diversity can also perpetuate stereotypes and lead to further marginalisation. Much has been discussed in recent […]

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Red Bull Announces The Successful Cohorts Chosen For Its Newly Launched Platform For Social Innovators – Amaphiko Academy

Red Bull reveals the 15 founders joining its newly launched programme – Amaphiko Academy – supporting early-stage social entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into a viable startup venture. The global programme is already successful in fifteen locations – including Johannesburg,  São Paulo, and Baltimore – and has supported over 120 talented, emerging social entrepreneurs. Following […]

Black British Founders

Faces Of The ‘often unsung’ Black Founders Nominated At The Black British Business Awards 2019

These are the faces of the British black founders competing in this year’s Black British Business Awards – representing the very best black rising stars across the UK’s diverse business sector. Now in its sixth year running, The Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) aims to celebrate and spotlight the “often unsung contributions” of black business […]

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Getting the right partnership for your social impact business

There is a magical space when you want to have a positive social impact and you come together with someone equally as passionate and you start working together. Through conversation, you realise what values you operate from, what assumptions you make about life and what principles influence your decision-making. For example, let’s say you both […]

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HOW TO: Turn Your Customers Into Brand Evangelists

If I were to make a radical prediction, it would be that in the coming years, the word consumer will be considered to be rather insulting. In fact, consumerism as we know it is disappearing – It’s gradually being replaced by more meaningful interactions between brands and their customers, one based upon closer relationships and […]