London Business School and LocalGlobe launch new VC course aimed at women, Black and Asian candidates

With the UK’s Black Tech Fest on this week it’s timely that a new executive education course aimed at those wanting to enter the venture capital industry has been launched to serve previously under-represented groups, especially women, Black, Asian and other minorities.

London Business School and LocalGlobe, one of Europe’s leading seed investors, worked together to created two new programs to provide formal business education for roles across the VC world. The Newton Venture Program courses will cover the full spectrum of investment roles in the venture ecosystem, from VC investors to Limited Partners, angel investors, accelerators, and tech transfer officers. The aim of the programs is to upskill the venture capital sector while broadening the routes through which people can join the industry. 

The courses will aim for a gender split of 50/50, with at least 50% coming from Black, Asian or other minorities. backgrounds, and will be available

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Central Asian horse riders played ball games 3,000 years ago

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IMAGE: The area near the city of Turfan in northwest China.
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Today, ball games are one of the most popular leisure activities in the world, an important form of mass entertainment and big business. But who invented balls, where and when? The oldest balls that are currently known about were made in Egypt about 4,500 years ago using linen. Central Americans have been playing ball games for at least 3,700 years, as evidenced through monumental ball courts made of stone and depictions of ball players. Their oldest balls were made of rubber. Until now, it was believed that ball games in Europe and Asia followed much later: In Greece about 2,500 years ago and in China about 300 years after that.

Eurasia’s oldest known balls


Researchers from the University of Zurich, together with German and Chinese researchers, have now examined in more detail three

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South Asian Entrepreneurs in Fashion and Beauty Interview

Being an Indian woman in fashion, I’ve understood a lot over the years about what the effects that a lack of representation in media can have on a young person growing up. It’s important to see diversity across all platforms, which is why I thought it was about time to highlight the incredible South Asian women behind these amazing brands we can all appreciate and support.

Growing up, I didn’t really see anyone like myself in magazines, billboards, or on TV — I quickly learned that this is a sentiment felt deeply among many of the women I spoke to.

“There’s, unfortunately, a lot of pressure for many of us to follow a path that is more ‘secure’ or ‘sophisticated’ from our communities and families. At the end of the day, we all need to do what is right for us.”

“Just because we are all South Asian doesn’t mean

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