£4000 & More!
Bridging the gap between young Black entrepreneurs & entrepreneurial leaders through celebration and conversation.
30th August, 2023, 5:30 pm
SOAS University of London
& lots more
The African Diaspora Entrepreneurship Awards 2023
Wednesday 30th August 2023, 5:30 pm. SOAS University of London
The Afro-Caribbean entrepreneurship awards summit is a novel, Dragons Den style, entrepreneurship competition and conference, aimed at bridging the gap between young founders of Black British, African, & Caribbean descent and movers and shakers in entrepreneurship and industry as well as creating a collective excitement towards entrepreneurship to inspire the next wave of founders.
Chaired by 6 sets of Judges, consisting of the leading entrepreneurs and industry leaders, the award summit serves as an opportunity to pedestalize talented black founders, whilst creating a space for them to access the key movers and shakers in the world of business. The winners will also share a fund of £4000 as well as custom-designed awards.
We believe the best way to sustain anything at a collective level is to embed it in culture. Our primary objective is to inspire a fundamental culture shift, towards a future of entrepreneurship. Hence the ACE awards summit has been designed for experience, consisting of salient panel discussions, talented guest performances, an award ceremony, networking segments and much more.
The ACE Awards is founded by To The World (TTW), the entrepreneurial spotlight for young Black founders in the UK.
What to expect
Finalists Showcase & Award Ceremony: The 5 finalists in each of the 6 entrepreneurship categories (Technology & Innovation, Health & Wellness, Sustainability, Social Enterprise, Creative Industries and Enterprise & Services) will have prepared demos showcased at the summit with winners determined by two sets of voting (Judges & in-person audience). The winners will be presented with custom designed awards as well as share £4000.
Panellist Discussion & Guest Performances: Salient industry relevant discussions on Black entrepreneurial advancement as well as notable performances, certain to Inspire and educate.
Networking Lounge: Bridging the gap between young black founders & the larger public. Enhancing access to potential consumers, business partners, change makers, press, funding & recruitment.
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