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july, 2020

30jul5:00 pm8:00 pmStarting Up: How to build your tech business

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Event Details

Learn how to start your tech business with the UKBlackTech

If you’re looking to get started or progress with your business, join and engage with peers, existing founders and experts, join our Online Jam and prepare to be inspired!

You’ll hear from Richard Awoyemi, CEO and Founder at Opsonion, and understand his own entrepreneurial journey and have a chance to ask questions.

We’ll then be joined by our three fantastic breakout room facilitators – mentors and leaders – with the opportunity to share your business ideas and get feedback and advice on how to progress to the next stage.

In this jam we welcome Ekua Cant, Coach and Mentor at Be Your No. 1 Cheerleader; Rahmon Agbaje, serial entrepreneur and part of the Venture Team at Founders Factory; and ‘Ultrapreneur’ Julian Hall, Founder of Ultra Education.

We’ll finish up with an action plan session to consolidate all of your learnings and help you to put your thoughts into practical and actionable steps that you can take over the next two weeks. The event will be hosted by Claudine Adeyemi from UK Black Tech.

Following on from the success of UK Black Tech’s first bootcamp as part of the South London Innovation Corridor in Brixton, we are delighted to be bringing their networks and talent to you virtually for the second Online Jam!

Are you ready to level up and jam with us?

Speakers

Richard Awoyemi, CEO and Founder at Opsonion

Richard Awoyemi is the CEO and founder of Opsonion, a platform that’s like Canva for websites. He aims to empower the community by helping people to build online products faster, cheaper and simpler than ever before. He is also a qualified Actuary and runs a consultancy – providing financial modelling expertise and programming support to companies. Previously, he worked as a Senior Consultant for a fintech startup. He helped to grow both the business and the team rapidly for three years. Richard is also a husband and father to two young girls.

Ekua Cant, Coach & Mentor, Be Your No.1 Cheerleader

Ekua lives to make people be their own cheerleader! She started her career as a PA to a Director working in the UK Civil Service, working with numerous Government Departments the Cabinet Office, Home Office, and left as an IT Project Manager. Whilst working in the Civil Service she founded two startups, Layover Adventure and the Hackathon Queen. She became a Digital Project Manager contractor. Ekua successfully completed the London Marathon in 2018 – the hottest on record! She was also awarded a ticket to Barack Obama’s acceptance for the nomination to the Democratic party for her campaigning work for the civic voluntary organisation DCVote. She always has a listening ear to advise and provide career coaching for those in need of guidance. She formerly ran DrinksBot, an on-demand drinks delivery service enabled by a Slack Chatbot. She’s currently coaching, writing a motivational self help book, and mentoring.

Rahmon Agbaje, Entrepreneur, Gen Z Consultant and International Speaker

Rahmon works across the intersection of technology, culture and creativity. Aged 18, whilst in university he built a music tech company, helping the company raise £2m in seed funding. Rahmon now sits on the Venture team at Founders Factory and on the board for Capital Enterprise’s Onetech, helping London’s most innovative diverse founders gain access to funding and networks whilst sharing his story as a speaker.

Julian Hall, Founder of Ultra Education

Featured on Forbes, Julian ‘The Ultrapreneur’ Hall is the founder of a four year old social enterprise called Ultra Education which has been successfully teaching entrepreneurship to primary and secondary school children from disadvantaged backgrounds. He’s co-written three degrees in entrepreneurship and launched the UK’s first mobile game for kids entrepreneurship. A recently elected freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Julian is currently developing the world’s first artificial intelligence chatbot that can teach entrepreneurship to kids and teens.

Who are Capital Enterprise and OneTech?

Capital Enterprise is a body of connectors, influencers, investors and policy-makers, collaborating to serve and super-charge London’s start-up scene.

Powered by Capital Enterprise, OneTech supports under-represented tech founders through action and thought leadership. Click here to read just a few of our success stories. To access our full range of support apply here.

Thanks to J.P.Morgan, Founding Funder of OneTech

Our Delivery Partners

UK Black Tech is an organisation which exists to create the most diverse tech sector in the world ensuring that tech products, services and companies reflect us all.

They aim to:

  • Increase the numbers of Black & Ethnic Minorities at all levels in tech.
  • Help individuals and digital businesses to become self-sustainable through long term growth & consistency.
  • Showcase tech professionals & digital businesses in mainstream media and events.
  • Transfer wealth & knowledge to the younger generation through projects and initiatives.
  • Build a community that collaborates, partners and shares resources.

The South London Innovation Corridor is a partnership between four London boroughs to drive growth within the creative and tech industries in Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth. By delivering new business support, talent development and affordable workspace opportunities and ensuring that these opportunities are made available to people who are currently underrepresented in the creative and tech sectors, the South London Innovation Corridor seeks to help individuals, entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing businesses to reach their potential.

Time

(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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