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Black Young Professional Network to hit £500k funding target

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th July 2020
BYP Network, a platform for black professionals to connect with each other for networking purposes and with corporations for career opportunities, has set about raising £500k via an Equity Crowdfunding campaign, on Seedrs, as part of a wider £2m round. Tackling the whole journey from grassroots to senior managers by providing a growth pipeline that focuses on mentorship, peer collabor...
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Ten Years On: 30% Club Sets New Targets

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2020
Targets set with objective of achieving a more inclusive business culture The 30% Club has just announced its new targets for the UK for the next three years. When the 30% Club was established in 2010, women held only 9.5%* of FTSE 350 board positions on average and whilst women now hold 32% of board seats on average, over a third of FTSE 350 boards remain below the original 30% target. Fu...
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Future Fund leaves diverse founders short-changed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2020
Change is slow, as Future Fund leaves diverse founders short-changed, with female and BAME business leaders questioning its fairness. Future Fund, a support package for startups that was launched with considerable fanfare by the UK government just over a week ago, has come under increasing scrutiny for not supporting the broad and diverse range of UK founders, with female and BAME business leader...
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Lineup 2020 announces key speakers, sponsors and themes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2020
The inaugural LINEUP tech event, happening in Derry, Northern Ireland has announced key speakers, sponsors and themes for its 5th March event.  Coming after the news that Allstate NI were partnering with event facilitators Startacus as strategic sponsors of Lineup 2020, it has been confirmed that the event's agenda will focus on women in tech, tech inclusion, the future of work, and the futu...
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InChorus helps address workplace bias and harassment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2019
InChorus, the startup that's on a mission to address bias and harassment in the workplace... As our society evolves and matures, instances of bias and harassment and bigotry decrease. Incrementally. We would like to think that the switch from things like racism and sexism and homophobia being the accepted norm to being recognised as grotesque distortions of what it is to be human would have a...
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Culture Amp launch Diversity and Inclusion Starter Kit to bring best practices to UK businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th November 2019
The lowdown on the latest support which Culture Amp is providing to businesses to keep on top of Diversity and Inclusion within their organisations... The people and culture platform Culture Amp is enabling more businesses and employees in the UK to avail of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) best practices by giving them access to the D&I section of its platform for free. The new D&am...
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Imagine me Stories empowering black children with books and activities

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th November 2019
Tackling diversity through the creation of Imagine Me Stories, the subscription box to inspire, empower and teach black children... As we all know, many businesses are created when someone spots a clear gap in the market. And that is exactly the case for former city worker Keisha Ehigie. Keisha has recently launched Imagine Me Stories, a monthly subscription box which supplies black children's ...
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DivInc help underestimated, disadvantaged young people launch startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2019
Young people from underestimated, disadvantaged backgrounds are a reportedly 87% less likely to found their own startup business. DivInc are on a mission to change that stat and to help young people get a headstart on their entrepreneurial journey... Starting a business is a difficult endeavour. It’s a near-constant uphill battle. Starting a business as someone who is part of group that isn...
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How to Attract Diverse Talent into Tech

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2019
There are many benefits of diversity in tech and having a diverse team. Here are some ways a company can attract diverse talent into tech. The technology industry is put at the heart of success for British companies as it is head of the pack for driving innovation. This is perhaps down to AI as it has the potential to be transformative and enables businesses and people to thrive in the digital wo...
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Startup Weekend Dublin immigration aims to builds ideas not borders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th February 2019
The first ever Startup Weekend Dublin immigration comes to Dublin this March from the 8th to 10th. Powered by Dublin City Council and LEO Dublin, the 54 hour long event aims help introduce migrants to entrepreneurship and those wishing to solve problems affecting them. We love the 'doing-it', not just 'talking-it' approach and thought wise to share all the details someone would need to know... Mi...
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