This month, Startup Grind is celebrating Black Leaders Month in partnership with Google for Startups. Gibraltar is cross promoting thsi very significant event with organising Chapters in the UK hosting a special event featuring founders from Google for Startups Immersion: Black Founders cohort. In addition to the panel, they will also be having a discussion with the authors of The Black Report, Andy Davis (Investor and Co-founder 10x10) and Anika Henry (Operations and Community Manager, Google for Startups).
The Google for Startups Immersion for Black founders is a three-month remote program for Seed to Series A technology startups based in Europe and the UK. The program is designed to bring the best of Google’s products, people and technology to Black founders. Being part of the cohort provides founders with the opportunity to learn from their peers and share learnings, challenges, wins and losses. Partnering experienced Googlers with selected Black-founded startups from the local ecosystem, this program is designed to better prepare Black founders to grow their businesses or raise their next rounds while further advancing their leadership skills.
We'll be joined by 4 of the founders from the cohort who'll share their startups journey and how they are leveraging the best of Google to scale their startups. They include Elizabeth Nyeko (Founder, Modularity Grid), Rachael Corson (Co-founder, Afrocenchix), Tomide Adesanmi (Co-founder, Circuit Mind) and Oyin Solebo (Co-founder MoveMeback).
The Black Report authored by 10x10 in partnership with Google for Startups, is the first qualitative report on Black startup founders in the UK. In our fireside chat with the authors, Andy Davis (Investor and Co-founder 10x10) and Anika Henry (Operations and Community Manager, Google for Startups), we'll be discussing some of the key findings from the report.