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1000 Black Voices: The New York Trade Mission for tech founders (Day 3 - the Grand Finale!)

Updated: Jan 17

December 07, 2022 (New York)... Day 1 and Day 2 of the 1000 Black Voices trade mission successfully in the bag, the two big ticket items for Day 3 were:

* Tales from the Trenches - exciting conversations about winning strong and sustainably despite real-world obstacles. On the floor were two very straight-shooting gentlemen:

Jimmy Robinson (Co-Founder, Ping Pong Digital) Gary Stewart (Managing Director, Techstars New York City, powered by J.P. Morgan)

* Trade Mission Pitch Night + networking reception at the British residence with Emma Wade-Smith OBE, (His Majesty's Consul General to New York, HM Trade Commissioner for North America)


Session: 'Tales from the Trenches'

Ese & Ando Eniwumide (Founders, Happaning), Elizabeth Shaw, Ashley Meninelli

Trade Mission Pitch Night

Founders set for pitch night

Sharing her thoughts right from the beginning, Emma Wade-Smith, OBE had said: We are so pleased to partner with 1000 Black Voices on this Trade Mission. At the British Consulate, we are passionate about and committed to promoting social inclusion and racial equity in all of our work, including in the technology sector.

“Giving the founders on the mission access to knowledge on how to expand into the US market as well as providing them with the connections to do so, is a crucial step towards increasing diversity in the tech sector.”

Our verdict for pitch night: The founders came roaring, and presented concise, and really convincing pitches!

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