Black Finance Talks

Friday 18th October

6pm – 9.30pm

We speak with some of the experts in the financial industry about how they achieved success within their career, with a notable lack of diversity within this industry the black finance show aims to offer tips on how to successfully navigate a career in finance. We also speak with entrepreneurs who will offer advice on access to finance, alternative finance and scaling up your business.

Who is this for?
We invite anyone interested in pursuing a career in finance as well as entrepreneurs who need financial advice and education. Regardless of your race this is a fantastic session for you to attend.


Andy Ayim MBE

Serial entrepreneur

A serial entrepreneur, Andy Ayim MBE is a patient long-term investor in entrepreneurs with global ambitions to change society and the world positively. He runs the Angel Investing School, a global critical thinking course for business leaders interested in investing in startups, and previously founded a music technology business, Mixtape Madness.

Andy serves on the Board of Whering, Translate Culture, Treasure Tress, If We Raise and previously London Tech Week. He has invested in over 17 startups as an angel investor, with a portfolio worth over £500m. In 2021, Andy received the prestigious Queen’s Honours MBE medal in 2020 for his substantial contributions to diversity and technology in the UK.

Demi Ariyo

Entrepreneur, investor, adviser, and thought leader

Demi Ariyo is an entrepreneur, investor, adviser, and thought leader in financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. He is best known as the Founder and Managing Director of Lendoe, a pioneering finance platform dedicated to providing access to finance for underestimated founders. Having arranged millions in funding for founders neglected by their high-street banks or suffering from the fear of rejection, Demi has taken on the critical issue of access to finance for underserved communities.

Mandy Nyarko

Ken & Mary Okoroafor

Sunday Times Bestselling authors of Financial Joy, and award-winning founder and CEO of The Humble Penny and Financial Joy Academy

Ken and Mary Okoroafor are instant Sunday Times Bestselling authors of, Financial Joy, a 10-week plan to help you banish debt, grow your money and unlock financial freedom. They are the founders of The Humble Penny and Financial Joy Academy, platforms with the core mission of helping millions of people design a life of Financial Joy to achieve a balance of wealth and well-being.

They became Financially Independent aged 34 (including mortgage-free in 7 years) with Ken having started his journey as a first-generation immigrant to the UK aged 14 and Mary was born to a hard-working immigrant family in London. Ken and Mary have 2 children aged 11 and 9 and love outdoor activities and travelling to explore new cultural adventures.

They have helped over 5 million people improve their relationship with money and recently got named ‘Entrepreneur Senior Leader of The Year by the prestigious Black British Business Awards. Their work has been featured across the BBC, ITV, Financial Times, British Vogue, The Sunday Times, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Vice, iNews, Metro, Buzzfeed, Channel 5, The Guardian, Telegraph, including work with UK Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street.

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