Diversity UK is a think tank to research, advocate and promote new ideas for improving diversity and inclusion in Britain. Diversity UK delivers its objectives by undertaking research, facilitating debates, hosting roundtable meetings, producing whitepapers and publishing a monthly newsletter focusing on contemporary equality issues. Diversity is a registered charity (No: 1155189) in England & Wales.
www.diversityuk.org | @diversityuk
EMF is a national registered charity created in 1999. It is an independent organisation that seeks to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice in society, and address the growing inequalities in the world system. EMF’s social justice programme has sought to tackle some of the most difficult issues facing societies today. It has worked to try and protect children from exploitation; safeguard the rights of women and other vulnerable groups; tackle poverty and seek social applications for new technologies. Currently most of its work is focused on social enterprises and providing services and opportunities to local communities.
NewAsianPost.com is a news, business and entertainment website for the South Asian diaspora. With an ambition to usher in a new era of high quality citizen journalism, NewAsianPost.com focuses on the ‘untold stories and unheard voices’ of the community. The site was founded in June 2015 by digital entrepreneur Lopa Patel MBE.
www.newasianpost.com | @newasianpost
KPMG Tech Growth is a team based in Shoreditch, London focussed on helping early stage and high growth technology companies succeed through providing business advice and more specific tax, accounting, fundraising, M&A and cyber security related support. The team supports companies at all stages of their development- from those with just an idea to those looking ahead to a listing. They host a range of industry and networking events for the startup community in London and support a number of startup accelerator programmes as coaches and/ or mentors.
www.kpmgtechgrowth.co.uk | @KPMGTechGrowth
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 11,500 partners and staff. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 155,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
www.kpmg.co.uk | @kpmguk
Wayra UK, part of Telefónica Open Future, gives direct funding and acceleration services (such as co-working space, connectivity services, mentoring, access to Wayra UK’s network and knowhow, training in entrepreneurship and business skills) to selected start-ups. Wayra UK contributes circa $US50,000 as financial investment and another $US50,000 in acceleration services, or an equivalent amount in local currency, in exchange for an equity stake in the companies.
Since its launch in 2012, Wayra UK has accelerated 140 start-ups, who have risen $86M in third-party investment and had $6.4M in contracted revenues generated with Telefonica and 64 contracts/trials signed with Telefonica’s operating businesses. Wayra UK have done a huge amount of work around diversity within the start-up ecosystem. From commissioning the first research project to reveal the social makeup of the ecosystem, to achieving 50% female founders in this year’s start-up cohort, Wayra will continue to invest in diversity as it believes it’s an asset that helps businesses scale.
Wayra were a sponsor for the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech list in 2015 & 2016.
http://wayra.co/uk | @wayrauk