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Africa News

Made-in-Ghana watch brand: How the founder of Caveman Watches built his business


Anthony Dzamefe went from hawking replica watches on the streets of Accra to building his own brand of timepieces. Dzamefe spoke with James Torvaney about growing Caveman Watches and the challenges he has faced in establishing a manufacturing operation from the ground up --------continue reading.........

(Posted on HBS: 28th June, 2021)


 Founders News

Collab Capital closes $50 million debut fund to back Black founders


Atlanta, Apple and an approach to back Black founders

decade before investing outside of San Francisco and New York became trendy, entrepreneurs Jewel Burks, Justin Dawkins and Barry Givens were betting on Atlanta. Each experienced firsthand the biases that disproportionately hurts Black founders — while also being living proof of the wave of Black innovation and opportunity in their city.....

(Posted on HBS: 13 June, 2021)


Black Business News

Empowering Black Canadian Entrepreneurs one loan at a time!

Which entity will administer the Government of Canada’s contribution to the Loan Fund? 

The Federation of African-Canadian Economics (F.A.C.E.) is the legal entity designated to administer the government contribution to the loan fund. It is a federally incorporated not-for-profit created by a group of Black Business Support Organizations (BBSOs) from across Canada.


Which organizations make up the Federation of African-Canadian Economics (F.A.C.E.)? 

F.A.C.E. is made up of five prominent BBSOs that joined forces to create the organization. Collectively, the group has more than 35 years of experience serving Black Canadian business co.........

(Posted on HBS 13th June, 2021)

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Startup News

Start.Up Lounge Africa: 54 Days Across Africa Campaign

We are looking for potential partners and businesses who are interested in networking with businesses in the West African ecosystems.


The B2B virtual matchmaking rooms will be an exclusive session aimed at fostering strong B2B connections between startups and SMEs across West Africa.

(Posted on HBS: 28th June, 2021)

Sports News

New Celtics head coach Ime Udoka’s path from Nigeria to Boston : Udoka is the first head coach of African origin in league history

After nearly a decade as an assistant coach, Ime Udoka became the new head coach of the Boston Celtics on Monday. The 43-year-old is the 18th coach, and sixth Black coach, in the franchise’s illustrious history ------continue reading......

(Posted on HBS 28th June, 2021)


First Nations News

Windows of former Winnipeg Bay building, once boarded up, now feature Indigenous art Social Sharing:

'It makes me feel good to think people might take something from this,' says artist Peatr Thomas

Once boarded up, the windows of the downtown Winnipeg building that housed the Bay for nearly a century now feature the work of two Indigenous artists.

Peatr Thomas, whose mural on the side of the building replicates one he did inside the nearby Qaumajuq Inuit art centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, says he was hesitant at first about having his work associated with the Hudson's Bay Company — a company deeply tied to colonization.

(Posted on HBS: 13 June, 2021)


Health News

Singapore-based D2C dental brand Zenyum raises $40M Series B from L Catterton, Sequoia India and other investors:

Zenyum, a startup that wants to make cosmetic dentistry more affordable, announced today it has raised a $40 million Series B. This includes $25 million from L Catterton, a private equity firm focused on consumer brands. The round’s other participants were Sequoia Capital India (Zenyum is an alum of its Surge accelerator program), RTP Global, Partech, TNB Aura,....

(Posted on HBS: 13 June, 2021)

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