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Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Building the Black Economy

18th October 2022 @ 18:00 pm - 21:00 pm

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Join our panel of experts to learn how Black entrepreneurs are building empires online by using their influence and creativity. 

You will hear from six inspiring entrepreneurs at various stages in their careers and across a range of industries, as our panel comes together to discuss the considerations they took into account when building their businesses and the insights they have learnt along the way.

Whether you are just thinking about starting a business, a business owner who wants to learn more, or perhaps you wish to establish a stronger network, you’ll leave this event feeling inspired and engaged.

On the day, you can expect to:

  • Learn how the Black Lives Matter movement prompted the rise in Black enterprises and powered increased support for them
  • Understand the financial reality of starting a business in today’s changing market
  • Explore Black-owned businesses in theatre and the arts and the importance of representation on the stage
  • Recognise the power of the Black pound and how to convert this knowledge into assets for the Black economy
  • Learn about the importance of social media for building Black businesses.

Following this will be an engaging and thought-provoking Fireside Chat – a discussion on community building with Black Pound Day founder and So Solid Crew member, Swiss.

For those joining us in person, the event will be followed by a networking reception with drinks, canapés, where you can meet other attendees, as well as the speakers. There will also be the opportunity to enter a prize draw with prizes donated by the speakers.

For those joining us online, the panel and talk will run from 18.00 – 20.00

On the panel will be:

  • Rachael Twumasi-Corson, CEO and Founder of Afrocenchix Ltd. At 19 Rachael co-founded Afrocenchix, an award-winning ethical start-up that creates safe, effective, vegan-certified products for Afro & curly hair.
  • Emmanuel Asuquo, the founder of The Eman Effect UK, is a renowned, financial adviser, media personality, wealth-building entrepreneur, and international speaker.
  • TJ Atkinson is a Property Investor, who specialises in transforming homes into beautiful, creative masterpieces. Alongside growing his portfolio, TJ supports people in his community by getting started in property.
  • Indie Gordon is Head of Program at Foundervine and founder of Halo safety app. She aims to empower today’s and tomorrow’s companies, ensuring they’re tech-enabled and can weather the storm of any social, economic, or environmental change.
  • The panel will be moderated by Khai Shaw, co-founder of the theatre company Nuu Theatre. Khai has collaborated with the English Touring Theatre Company and the Bush Theatre.


PLEASE NOTE: This event is taking place at the British Library, in person attendance will be £7.50 or you will be able to stream the event online.


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Free – $7.50


British Library


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Kent History & Library Centre
Maidstone, ME14 1LQ United Kingdom
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