NIYO Group Bootcamp

Are you interested in getting into tech and business? NIYO Group’s new bootcamp could be for you!

NIYO Group have launched their NIYO FoundHer accelerator – a Bootcamp specifically designed for Black Female entrepreneurs to champion diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship.

NIYO group has trained 100s of Black women under their Bootcamp brand; in XR, Data Analytics & Project Management, Software Development (in partnership with Coding Black Females), and Software & Systems Architecture. With the NIYO FoundHer Bootcamp, they are looking to build on their success by expanding their offerings to include Black Female entrepreneurs looking to launch or scale Tech driven businesses that leave a positive impact on those who engage with them.

The launch of the Bootcamp is timely, as recent research conducted by Aston University’s Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CRME) and NatWest, highlights that “an estimated 250,000 ethnic minority-led firms contribute around £25bn per annum to the UK economy. However, this contribution and ambition of Ethnic Minority Led Business are often constrained by multiple barriers throughout their entrepreneurial journey, particularly in accessing financial resources, wider markets, and appropriate support. Although ethnic minorities in the UK are consistently more entrepreneurial than the population generally, they are less likely to operate established or mature firms that generate stable income”. 

The NIYO FoundHer Bootcamp aims to break down the barriers faced by Ethnic Minority led businesses, but with a focus on Black Female-led businesses.

Speaking about the bootcamp, Oyinkansola Adebayo, CEO & Founder of NIYO Group said, “This Bootcamp was curated by myself and Laolu (COO at NIYO Group) with women like us in mind.”

“We have poured out our experience in business and the things we wish we were taught at the beginning of our journey.”

“This is not just like another accelerator, but an accelerator that enables our students to go to market as quickly as possible and supports them with the foundations for them to build thriving businesses”

Laolu Dada, COO at NIYO Group added, “We have waited a long time to launch this programme, and now is a perfect time.”

“The FoundHer Bootcamp is set up to break the barriers numerous Black females experience when launching a digital business”.

Over 16 weeks, the Bootcamp will cover areas a business needs to launch and scale.

The programme includes training on product development, pricing, sales, market research, raising finance, risk management, selling with PR, marketing and growth hacking, and building a brand identity. Participants will also be mentored by business experts and will get the opportunity to win £5,000 for their business. 

When do applications open?

Applications are open until the 14th of October 2022, to England-based businesses developing creative Tech solutions or looking for how to use Tech to scale (in delivery, quality assurance, or operations).

The Bootcamp will commence on the 9th of November 2022 and will last 16 weeks, culminating in a Demo Day in early 2023, at which several participants will have the opportunity to present their business to potential clients and investors.