Barclays Black Founder Accelerator:


Sendit.Money CEO Michael Lawal tells us why he joined the Barclays Black Founder Accelerator.

Tell us about Sendit.Money.

Create a future of economic inclusion so that underrepresented communities are financially included in the global financial ecosystem.

Why did you join the Barclays Black Founder Accelerator?

I joined to gain access to Black focus fintech community, Investors and thought leaders.

What would be your desired outcome from this programme?

Access to funding, Mentors and Advisors.

Which entrepreneur inspires you the most and why?

Jack Ma. I love his ability to connect with people and inspire others with empathy.

What has been your biggest win in your entrepreneurial journey?

Existing a company under PPP arrangement

And your biggest challenge?

Industry biases against Black founders.

Where did you go for business advice and how did it help you?

Various Founders group.

What drives you to make your business a success?

The hunger to build something that will change the lives of over 100 million people.

What advice would you give other founders thinking about starting their own business?

Just do it.

Why did you want to start your business?

To build, impact and change the wealth narrative.

What do you do to relax when not working?

Meditation and time away in the wild.

How has covid made you pivot your business?

Makes it harder to raise fund.

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