Afrobytes Marketplace VI; Black representation in the beauty industry; What’s your cockroach plan?
Welcome to Issue #96 of For Colored Girls Who Tech, a weekly newsletter for Black and Brown women (and our allies) highlighting entrepreneurship and venture capital in the tech ecosystem. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to partner with us or share stories, tips, or questions. If you enjoy our content, we encourage you to like this post above and share it with your community!
Report: Decarbonising The Built World
Black representation in the beauty industry
The Pandemic Pet Boom Has Legs
-Jinjoo Lee / The Wall Street Journal
Founders, what’s your cockroach plan?
Female Entrepreneurs Funded By Female VCs Face Difficulties Obtaining Future Funds
-Kim Elsesser /Forbes
OPPORTUNITIES, FUNDING & COMPETITIONS
Men’s Appreciation Grant Giveaway. The Fearless Fund will be launching a grant giveaway awarding two (2) deserving Black men grants in the amount of $10,000 each for a total of $20,000. Apply by June 14, 2022.
Mitsubishi Decarbonize Program 2022. Ten startups in areas such as hydrogen, future energy, waste-to-value, and carbon offset will work alongside the Mitsubishi and Startupbootcamp team to create proof of concept and validate their business models. A team from Mitsubishi and Startupbootcamp will visit London to meet selected startups, and offer their perspectives as potential collaborators. Register your interest and upload a non-NDA deck. June 23-24, 2022.
Cartier Women's Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship program open to women-run and owned businesses from every country and sector. The program will
support women with financial, social, and human capital. Closes June 30, 2022.
UPCOMING (VIRTUAL) EVENTS
Afrobytes Marketplace VI. "New Frontiers of African Agriculture." "Les Nouvelles Frontières de l'Agriculture Africaine." In Paris, June 14, 2022.
Silicon Roundabout ─ The Future of Space Technology (London Tech Week 2022), June 14, 2022.
Stacks Ventures Accelerator will be hosting its Online Demo Days, featuring Cohort 2 teams building the future of Bitcoin via Stacks. June 15-16, 2022.
Showcasing Black Women in Web3: West Africa & Black America by Bridge Labs, June 18, 2022.
ON OUR RADAR
To survive climate change, coffee must embrace new and resilient beans.
Whatever happened to the class of W11? — YC a decade+ later.
Do Animals Dream?
PEOPLE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley has been nominated by President Biden for fourth star and if confirmed, he would be the first African American Marine promoted to four stars.
2022 Queer 50 List by Fast Company.
Mellody Hobson Set To Become Part Owner of the Denver Broncos.
VC firm Cathay Innovation and French fintech Ledger have partnered up to launch a new early-stage fund dedicated to Web3-the country’s first-ever dedicated fund to the sector.
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