Black and Good is a community for the next generation of social innovators.
We are supporting people of Afro-Caribbean descent in the UK who have made it their mission to create a better and fairer world for people that look like them.
Through a mixture of networking events and programming, we're supporting over 100 young black people through the ideation and manifestation of a project that will make significant change, through technology.
This program is intended to support people that have a strong idea.
The criteria for this is as follows:
As far as who is part of this group of social innovators?
It is primarily people who are working full-time in a professional role and are interested in using their skills, education, passion and drive in a new context. The program itself is free to take part in.
10-12 startups will be in each cohort. Each startup can be represented by a maximum of 2 people and one of those 2, must be in every session.
When the teams arrive they’ll have an idea, when they leave, they’ll have a working MVP and a plan to start on-boarding their beneficiaries and/or customers.
Importantly, the program is also an online-offline mixture. This means that we are going to do our best to recreate the in-person program in an online setting for the people that were not chosen to take part in the in-person sessions.
So, even if a team isn't ready to be part of the incubator, we're not leaving them high and dry. We'll be supporting them every step of the way!
The 4 month program will cover the following areas:
1. Setting the mission and vision of your business
2. Designing and testing ideas quickly
3. Building a digital marketing and advertising strategy
4. Answering questions with data
5. Using social media to gain traction
6. Identifying and mapping your customer base
7. Designing for your customer base
8. Building key partnerships
9. Understanding the social entrepreneurship system in the UK
10. Creating impact and making a profit
Each in-person session will take the form of in-depth teaching and group activities that will kick start every business. Each session is very practical and will give you things to start working on right away.
dates & location
We're excited to be hosted by none other than Google for Startups UK.
The space is in Moorgate, London and is everything any new startup team will need to get themselves started on the right track.
The next incubator launches on 29th August 2019.