BYP Newsletter: Blackout Day Webinar & Crowdfund Campaign Update

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We Have So Much Good News
Hey Members,
Yesterday was Black Out Day, a global initiative that focused on black people and allies not spending a penny outside of their community. At BYP we hosted seven webinars with our partners: UKBBS, Lendoe, Byooti, Refined Currency, Supa Network and GUAP. The theme of the webinars was black empowerment and we touched on:
Entrepreneurship, Economic Spending Power, Business Finance, Black Owned Media, Generational Wealth, Education and the Beauty Industry. We had over 25 panellists and hosted 120 - 190 members per panel. We are so thrilled with how the day went and pleased to have such positive feedback. All the panels were recorded so we will let you know once they are available to watch. We wish that Black Out Day could be every day as community collaboration and mobilisation is necessary for economic growth.
Speaking of economic empowerment, yesterday we officially launched our Crowdfund Campaign to the public. In just FIVE days of our private/public launch, we have received £457.5k by over 630 individual investors. We are so close to hitting our £500k target, so if you’re yet to invest - then check out our live campaign page here.
We are also proud to announce that we have been awarded a £500,000 advertising budget by WeTransfer due to Kike, Co-Founder & CEO of BYP Network, winning a national pitch competition. The campaign will go live from July 14th for one month to over 100 countries with total impressions of 33 million!! WeTransfer has over 80 million users and transfers 80 billion files a month. We expect this campaign to grow BYP Network’s reach to new members, companies and investors.
Check out the rest of this newsletter to see new BYP members, job opportunities, events and blogs.
Let’s keep winning!
What's Been Happening At BYP?
Wondering what's been going on at BYP over the past week?
Every week, we're sharing our new members, posts, jobs, comms and events for you to check out. To get access to all of these great opportunities, you'll need to log in or sign up as a new user.
Spotlight Members Of The Week
Each week, we're showcasing five new members in our network who you should be connecting with.
Marquis Francois is an experienced Financial Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Marquis is available to mentor.
Mwila Kasase - is a recent master graduate from the University of Portsmouth in computer science and information systems. Be sure to get in touch. 
Ayo Olujembola  - is a recent graduate who is looking for job opportunities. Currently based in London, be sure to get in touch to learn more about him.
George Fleming  - is a top licensed stockbroker based in Stockton, California. He is a business owner and life coach with great experience in finance. 
Moses Akanmu - joins BYP with over three years of professional experience. His background in legal service and alternative disruptive resolution make him someone with great value. Please get in touch if you're looking for a mentee
New Roles at BYP Network,, and the, Soho House & Co
We have a host of brand new roles across finance, pharmaceuticals, engineering, marketing, product management and more. Whether you're looking for a volunteer role during the lockdown, seeking a graduate traineeship or want a change of career, our job board has everything you need.
The following companies have vacancies, apply via the links below!
Nationwide Building Society:
BYP Network:
+ 26 other job roles with here
Soho House & Co:
July 16th: BYP X Goldman Sachs - 'Leadership in a Time of Crisis'
From the pandemic to black lives matter, leaders are needed now more than ever. Learn from senior executives at Goldman Sachs about what leadership looks like in a time of crisis and what it takes for you to step up to the challenge.
July 16th: BYP Spotlight on Google Cloud
Spotlight on Google Cloud, London While open to everyone, this virtual event has a focus on Cloud and Software Engineering professionals with an African or Afro-Caribbean background, to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work at Google Cloud, as well learn about skill development opportunities. Join us on 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. BST
 BYP Blogs
How To Look After Your Mental Health During BLM 
BYP blogger, Lildonia takes time to refelct as she offers her 4 golden tips to improve your mental health throughout these stressful times within the black community.
Lildonia's stresses the importance of being kind to yourself. Taking time to reflect and turn off from the negative news is needed sometimes. Read here
How To Manage Information Overload | Lildonia Lawrence
With the constant bombardment from emails, world news, and social media in the everyday lives of most working people. It is often the incremental processing of all that information throughout the day which can be so hard to escape from. 
Hear from Lildonia regarding how to manage information overload. Read here.

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