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Event to inspire next generation of young black entrepreneurs

A social enterprise is hosting an event on 22 May aimed at supporting young budding entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground post-pandemic.

The event will feature a number of inspirational speakers from the business world, including entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the pandemic.

The event is being hosted by 1,000 Black Boys, whose mission is to empower young black men and black boys to unleash their potential in business.

It comes off the back of official figures which found that young black workers have been disproportionately hit during the pandemic, raising concerns that Covid has highlighted inequalities which still exist in the workplace.

Ademola Adeyeba, Founder of 1,000 Black Boys, said:

By holding this event we hope to give young entrepreneurs the opportunity to take back control of their lives following an incredibly challenging year. We have some great speakers who can help give hope to those who are struggling to get motivated in the face of so many challenges facing young people right now.

Speakers include Alex Cole, Founder of TIN Smart Social, which aims to tackle digital poverty, fuel poverty and support young black entrepreneurs to start and scale their businesses.

Alex added:

My lifelong aspiration has been to put overlooked young people at the heart of creating change. I want to help develop a scalable way to support those into work who, through circumstances beyond their control, find themselves in a tough place they can’t escape from.

 The line-up also includes Moses, a 14-year-old entrepreneur whose business has been supported during the pandemic through the 1,000 Black Boys mentorship programme.

Moses said:

The programme helped me boost my confidence as well when it came to my business. Because beforehand I wasn’t really sure of how to go about it. But now the course has given me more confidence and given me mindset tools to help me in the future.

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