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Investing in businesses with founders from backgrounds not otherwise widely represented in the investment space, not only allows for a fairer and more balanced ecosystem, but it also makes financial sense. This half day Future Forward session will explore the impressive opportunities that come from investing in a diverse portfolio, as well as defining the actions we can all take to improve diversity across the ecosystem.
Hear from Shanika Amarasekara of British Business Bank, who will outline how investing in diverse founder led businesses just adds up. The panel sessions will cover everything needed to make meaningful changes, from inspiring industry growth stories to how to diversify your funnel, as well as wider best-practice guidance. Register for practical advice on how to make lasting changes within your organisation.
The event will be followed by TechInvest: Diversity in Tech pitch showcase where we will turn the spotlight on founders that are otherwise underrepresented in the investment ecosystem but are paving the way for the future of their respective sectors.
Tickets for Future Forward cost just £20 +VAT or UKBAA members can receive a free ticket by logging into the UKBAA members hub.
Find out more and book your ticket here.
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The next TechInvest showcase, taking place 14th July, will turn the spotlight on founders that are otherwise underrepresented in the investment ecosystem.
London is an incredibly diverse city, with exceptional tech entrepreneurs from a wide range of backgrounds who are constantly redefining what innovation looks like, which TechInvest Diversity in Tech seeks to celebrate. From Fintech, Medtech, Smart Cities and Sustainable Tech, to Creative Tech, GovTech, Cyber Security and more; this next event will showcase London’s impressive founders that are disrupting the market and paving the way for the future of their respective sectors.
We’re looking to spotlight innovative entrepreneurs who are contributing to London being recognised as a world-renowned tech hub and are leveraging technology to improve life as we know it. Cornerstone Partners share within their ‘access to venture capital’ report that they see diverse founder led businesses as an emerging diversity asset class, one which is poised for growth, which the TechInvest programme not only also believes to be the case, but also aims to celebrate.
Find out more about the event here.
Twitter (promotion of showcase):
.@MayorofLondon & @UKBAA’s next #MOLTechInvest event (14th July), will spotlight founders that are otherwise underrepresented in the #investment ecosystem. Register to hear from a range of sector-defining founders https://techinvest.london/techinvest-diverse-founders/
The next @MayorofLondon & @UKBAA #MOLTechInvest event (14th July) will celebrate diverse founder led businesses. Sign up to view a host of pitches from exceptional founders https://techinvest.london/techinvest-diverse-founders/
London is an incredibly diverse city, with exceptional tech entrepreneurs from a wide range of backgrounds who are constantly redefining what innovation looks like; this is the focus of @MayorofLondon & @UKBAA’s next TechInvest (14th July). Register here https://techinvest.london/techinvest-diverse-founders/
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