Black Tech Accelerator + Trade Mission

Scale up. Grow.

Participating Innovative Startups

Tekihealth

Providing innovative technology-enabled solutions for healthcare settings across the UK such as remote diagnostic solutions, through the use of the Teki-hub.

Happaning

Watch an event from any perspective, at any time and from anywhere in one immersive navigable experience. Think Google street view, but with video.

Sorair

A distribution-as-a-service model, providing all the infrastructure needed for distribution helping companies build their own logistics systems.

E-DocOnline

A financial data analytics company that securely provides a user-friendly, structured and analytical report of financial history to decision makers.

Pryntd

A platform solving hair problems for frustrated consumers using advanced Ai technology to make product recommendations.

Dropalo

A multipurpose, location-based, time-restricted messaging platform, designed to connect you with whom and what is around you.

Eganow

A platform that promotes financial inclusion by providing consumers with access to financial services on their mobile phones.

Deep Loop

An AI powered market research platform delivering actionable insights to help brands understand consumers better.

Opto Health

Opto is the intelligent new solution for emergency departments that triages patients to the appropriate care in the most efficient way.

WeAfric

An inspiring space for African Diaspora Success

OHealth

A telehealth platform increasing access to quality healthcare.

PayAngel

An international remittance and cross-border payments platform.

Tech1M

An talent acquisition platform for sourcing, hiring, paying and managing global talent.

AtumIQ

A consulting, design, and development company specializing in emerging technology solutions.

GloryHealthCare

An interconnected pharmacy network providing access to healthcare for everyone.

Craftmerce

A B2B wholesale marketplace platform connecting unique handmade African brands to buyers and retailers.

Slinger Staff

The platform that enables gig and frontline workers to find work, progression opportunities and community.

BlackFacts.com

An AI-powered online platform created, owned and controlled by us, to put black communities back in control of our narratives.

Initiate

A platform for better insights, increased investment opportunities, and sustainable community integration

Cosmetrics Ai

A platform solving hair problems for frustrated consumers using advanced Ai technology to make product recommendations.

GreyTechno

Technology creating a cultural change in the production Industry and accelerating the growth of green technology usage globally.

Register interest for the next Black Tech Accelerator

With the backing and scale of the British Consulate New York, Industry Leaders and Venture Capitalists, you are enabled to achieve your Northstar. Join the 'no equity' Black Tech Accelerator + Trade Mission and achieve your fundraising and growth milestones.

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During the 12-week Black Tech Accelerator, September - December 2022, you will have access to

  • Interactive workshops relevant for growth providing relevant and practical insight into the Investment Journey, fundraising, technologies, employee and customer engagement, branding, innovation and technologies, pitch practice.

  • Mentor relationships providing advice and guidance for you to achieve business goals. These are facilitated through 1-2-1 mentoring, monthly mentoring circles and specialist mentors available for a deep dive into specific areas of need. 

  • Support for investment readiness – pitch deck, pitch practice and Investor insights
  • Events hosted by Wilson Sonsini, Velocity Juice and Microsoft in London
  • The opportunity to join the high-profile Black Tech Trade Mission to New York

During the 3-day Trade Mission 5-7 December 2022, you will have access to

  • A step-by-step process on how to land in the US, access capital and scale.
  • Discuss innovation, business models, partnerships and customers with market leaders to understand what helps to gain traction in the US
  • Gain expert advice from industry-leading founders, investors, and tech executives about scaling businesses in the US and globally.
  • Build lasting connections through small group sessions, events and 1-2-1 meetings in NYC to develop relationships with the investor community.
  • Showcase products and services to investors
  •  Develop relationships with our world class partners such as the British Consulate, Barclays Rise, Project W and more.

Gain access to the knowledge, deep relationships and funding for your business needs.

Join an ecosystem of Enterprise, Incubators, Venture Capitalists, Angels and Industry Leaders

One of our Speakers

Kange Kaneene

Kange is the Vice President of SAP.iO Foundries North and Latin America and Caribbean, SAP’s global network of no-equity ask external startup accelerators. SAP.iO Foundries provide technical and go-to-market support to help startups integrate into SAP’s portfolio and accelerate entry into SAP’s ecosystem to be easily accessed and deployed by SAP customers. 

She has spent her career in enterprise software at SAP and Manhattan Associates focusing on partnerships, acquisitions, go-to-market strategy and consulting. 

Kange has a passion for diversity and creating equally distributed access to opportunity. She is an angel investor with Pipeline Angels group, a group of female investors who invest in female founders. She is a mentor for entrepreneurs as a volunteer for Defy Ventures, a non-profit organization that invests in founders who are currently or formerly incarcerated. Finally, Kange is the chair of the board of KIPP NYC, a network of 18 public charter schools that focuses on education parity. 

Kange has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from New York University Stern School of Business. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and loves international travel, cooking, Michael Jackson, dance and theater. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 parts to this program. You can participate in the Black Tech Accelerator on its own, or you can take the opportunity to participate in both the Black Tech Accelerator + Trade Mission (See eligibility criteria).

The Black Tech Accelerator includes

  • Interactive workshops and buildathons relevant for growth providing relevant and practical insight into the Investment Journey, fundraising, technologies, employee and customer engagement, branding, innovation and technologies, pitch practice. In addition, we offer participating founders the chance to develop deep relationships with industry
  • Dedicated 1-2-1 mentoring with industry experts and monthly mentoring circles.
The Trade Mission includes
 
  • The Trade Mission is a program where founders benefit from unique access to the NY tech community with the opportunity to learn about doing business in New York City.
  • Networking with the British Consulate NY, ecosystem partners, founders and VC’s
  • Pitch Night with VC’s

First and foremost you have a safe trusted space to talk about the challenges you face as a Black founder with authentic and active support provided to remove barriers for you to grow and scale. We understand your challenges as a Black Founder and are always acting to bring in the value you need.

You will have the benefit of online/hybrid sessions of varied lengths ranging from 30mins to 3 hours. The first 4 weeks are highly intensive 6-8 hours per week, primarily Wednesdays and Fridays (a couple of exceptions).

From week 4  along with sessions on growing and scaling your business, you will be focused on developing your pitch deck, pitch practice and gaining advice and feedback to strengthen your investment readiness. Sessions will be conducted primarily on Wednesdays and Fridays requiring

In November sessions run 1.5 – 3 hours per week.

We strongly recommend that you take full advantage of both the online and hybrid sessions, 1-2-1 mentoring, mentoring circle as well as developing relationships with industry experts, VC’s and fellow cohort members.

These are critical to your efforts to further understand the tech landscape, scale up your business, increase customer acquisition,  and expand your pool of suitable investors.

To be eligible for the Accelerator:
 
  • Business with a product or service in the market
  • Technology business, in tech subsectors such as: FinTech, B2B tech, SaaS platforms, AI/ML, GameTech, GreenTech, Data analytics, HRTech, Retail Tech, PropTech, RegTech, LegalTech, HealthTech, Wellness Tech etc. 
  • Registered anywhere in the world
  • Black Heritage with 50% or more ownership and making the key strategic decisions for the company.
  • You are available to attend all the sessions over the 12-week period

To be eligible for the Trade Mission to New York:
  • Have gone through the Black Tech Accelerator
  • Seeking to raise growth capital 
  • UK-registered company
  • Interested in doing business in the States and specifically developing New York investor and business connections
  • You are available to attend the Trade Mission in New York 5-7 December

Stage 1: Written Application with Video Submission. Closing date 6 September 11.59pm London. Early submissions are encouraged. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please check that you meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above. If you do, then complete the application form using the link below.

Stage 2: Selection and Acceptance on the Black Tech Accelerator

Shortlisted applicants will be sent an invitation to join the accelerator. They will have 2 days to accept the invitation. If we do not receive the acceptance we will invite the next applicant.

Stage 3: Interview

During the course of the Black Tech Accelerator, participating founders who have applied for the Trade Mission will be invited to interview. 

Stage 4: Selection and Acceptance on the Trade Mission to New York. 

Shortlisted applicants will be sent an invitation to join the Trade Mission. They will have 2 days to accept the invitation. If we do not receive the acceptance we will invite the next applicant.