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Mastercard launches Strive Learning Network to support diverse entrepreneurs

The network comprises individuals and organisations that want to support small businesses, especially those led by BAME and female entrepreneurs

Businesses encouraged to buy ‘Purple Socks’ to support disabled entrepreneurs

Social enterprise Parallel Lifestyle, sustainable activewear brand BAM, and enterprise support charity Hatch Enterprise are behind the project

Do it Now Now’s Bayo Adelaja on Black tech founders and beating the ‘boys’ club’ culture

With Black entrepreneurs facing significant barriers to funding, Do it Now Now hopes to change the narrative in tech through better introductions and growth support

New report reveals “trust gap” between Black business community and banks

Respondents cited poor treatment and lack of understanding of lived experiences as reasons why they didn’t deal with banks for funding

Mastercard to help diverse-led small businesses on digital journey

Mastercard’s Strive initiative will offer personalised support to small businesses led by women and ethnic minorities

New platform Txeya offers diverse entrepreneurs more inclusive funding options

A new fintech platform will offer better funding and scale-up options to diverse-led businesses

Bookshop.org initiative to create more diverse booksellers

As high-streets experience rising consumer interest, Bookshop.org wants to help develop more diverse-owned bookselling businesses

UK’s new largest cyber accelerator is D&I focused

The programme will support more BAME and female-led cyber firms and nationwide investment

New campaign to offer business support to disabled entrepreneurs

The new campaign will celebrate businesses led by disabled entrepreneurs

New Enterprise Academy to level up inequalities for Black business community

The Black British Business Awards has launched an Academy for Black businesses, giving them the advice and skills building opportunities to beat COVID-19, Brexit, and long-term inequalities