Dehumanization Is a Feature of Gig Work; Black Tech Week; Break my soul.
Welcome to Issue #98 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!
Dehumanization Is a Feature of Gig Work, Not a Bug
-Eric Anicich /Harvard Business Review
Lots of advice, not a lot of tactics
Reproductive Autonomy Resource Guide
One year after starting a VC fund, here’s what I learned
-Janine Sickmeyer / Overlooked Ventures
OPPORTUNITIES, FUNDING & COMPETITIONS
VCs for Female Founders: Future of Work 5th edition hosted by APX, Join Capital, and Redalpine. The virtual office hours will give advice and guidance to female founders and mixed founding teams from DACH on July 6, 2022. Register by June 27, 2022.
Startup Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022 is looking for startups from anywhere around the world to be a part of its new cohort of 200 companies. Winner takes home $100K prize. Apply by July 31, 2022.
StartupBus. Stop dreaming. Start pitching. StartupBus is a tech entrepreneurship boot camp and global championship on wheels. Let StartupBus accelerate you to be the change you want to see. Application entry.
The Accelerate(HER) Fund sponsored by Tiger Global Impact Ventures with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network, will provide grants up to $50,000 to support women entrepreneurs building breakthrough technologies or tech-enabled companies. Apply by August 5, 2022.
UPCOMING (VIRTUAL) EVENTS
Google Cloud Sustainability Summit will explore how top climate change-makers are building for the future. Discover the latest technology moonshots, discuss new business models that a sustainable transformation will demand, find out about our product roadmap, and learn how to speed up projects to create more sustainable value. June 28, 2022.
Techstars London Demo Day of the June 2022 Cohort, in-person, June 29, 2022.
SAP.iO NY Demo Day is the graduation for participants in SAP’s external accelerator’s most recent cohort. Virtual & in-person Happy Hour in NYC, July 12, 2022.
Femtech Untapped Mental Health - Beyond Anxiety and Depression by Women of Wearables, July 14, 2022.
London School of Economics-LSE Generate Accelerator Programme 2022 - Demo Day, July 15, 2022.
ON OUR RADAR
When Did Perfume Stop Being About Sex?
Union Square Ventures: The Thinkers.
Half of New US Entrepreneurs Are Women, Leading a Creation Boom.
PEOPLE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Vine Raises $140 Million for Latin America-Focused Venture Fund.
MAYA Capital, a Brazilian fund, founded by Monica Saggioro and Lara Lemann, raised a $100 million fund II.
Francia Marquez elected Colombia’s first Black Vice President.
Google For Startups Deploys $4M Of Grant Funding To 40 Black-Led Startups Across Europe.
Backstage Capital cuts majority of staff after pausing net new investments.
True Wealth Ventures raises second fund to back women-led startups.
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