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Why diversity is a problem for startups and what can be done about it

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Izzy Obeng and David Fisayo from Foundervine consider the issues and introduce the Barclays Black Founder Accelerator programme.

  • Less than 1% of VC funding goes to Black founders
  • 80% of Black founders don’t have access to early stage angel investment
  • Support is needed to grow networks, build confidence and provide mentoring
  • The Barclays Black Founder Accelerator seeks to improve opportunity and increase diversity

In this short video Izzy Obeng and David Fisayo from Foundervine describe the challenge that is facing Black founders and the startup community as a whole.

They go on to look at ways to address the challenges and introduce the Barclays Black Founder Accelerator powered by Foundervine.

Applications to join the Black Founder Accelerator programme close on 29 October 2020. You can learn more here.

 


 

 

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