YC advises founders to ‘plan for the worst’ amid market teardown; Lessons from Women-led startups; Portugal, the new expat haven.
A weekly newsletter for Black and Brown women (and our allies) highlighting entrepreneurship and venture capital in the tech ecosystem.
Welcome to Issue #93 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!
REPORTS & INSIGHTS
Introducing the 2022 State of Crypto Report
-Daren Matsuoka, Eddy Lazzarin, Chris Dixon, and Robert Hackett / A16Z
The future of audio in Africa is young, bold, and online
A Startup’s Guide to Launching College Ambassador Programs
Jacob Westphal / A16Z
YC advises founders to ‘plan for the worst’ amid market teardown
Field Study: Global Supply Chains — Part 1
-Aubrie Pagano / Alpaca VC
39 Moves to Survive (& Thrive) in a Downturn: 2022 Edition
-Pete Flint / NFX
OPPORTUNITIES, FUNDING & COMPETITIONS
Humans to Humans The H-Accelerator: Summer’22. Humans to Humans offers remote collaboration opportunities for students and entrepreneurs. Through our program, we provide university students with the opportunity to make a difference, enhance their expertise, and get a unique perspective on business and international development by working directly with CEOs and founders of high growth and sustainable ventures. Closes May 25, 2022.
Call for speakers- TechCrunch Disrupt. TechCrunch has a limited number of speaking opportunities available, so if you think you’re a great fit to speak at TC Disrupt — or want to recommend someone else — fill out and submit th application by June 10, 2022.
R42 Institute is running an AI Fellowship Program. A launchpad for deep technology and science disruptors, the Fellowship is designed to develop AI/machine learning, deep science, design thinking and entrepreneurial skills of emerging talent. Rolling deadline-cohort starts June 2022.
ShelterTech sub-Saharan Africa accelerator programme by Habitat for Humanity has opened applications. ShelterTech supports ventures with solutions in sectors related to finance, labor, materials, land, markets, as well as energy and water and sanitation. Apply by June 9, 2022.
UPCOMING (VIRTUAL) EVENTS
Funding Innovative Ventures (hybrid event). Workshop, keynote, panel and networking centred on practical tips to help with funding your venture. May 25, 2022.
Funding: Friend or Foe? by Startups Magazine, in London, May 26, 2022.
Hinterland of Things Conference is the most prestigious B2B tech conference that brings together startups, corporates, SMEs and investors. Hinterland of Things brings CEOs and executives of family-owned companies together with entrepreneurs and Europe’s leading VCs in Bielefeld - the heart of Germany’s Mittelstand, June 1, 2022.
Lessons from Women-led startups: scaling product market fit, in San Francisco, June 2, 2022.
B2B Rocks, the #1 SaaS Festival in Europe, June 9 -11, 2022.
Fireside Chat: Winning and Retaining Top Talent with Guest Speaker Jorge Diaz, Chief People Officer of Katapult Group hosted by OCA Ventures, June 9, 2022.
ON OUR RADAR
Welcome to Portugal, the new expat haven.
After a bruising year, SoftBank braces for more pain.
The Root of Haiti’s Misery: Reparations to Enslavers
PEOPLE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky are launching a $100 million scholarship fund.
BlackRock raises an $800 million impact fund to invest in communities of color.
Mario Ruiz announced the launch of Infinity Ventures, a $158 Million fund dedicated to global fintech investing.
Disney+ has arrived in South Africa.
Biniam Girmay becomes first Black African to win a Grand Tour Stage.
Al Gore’s Generation launches new $1.7bn fund.
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