A spotlight on: Kike Oniwinde, Founder of BYP Network
Kike Oniwinde, Founder, BYP Network

It’s not everyday that you hear of Great British athletes trading gruelling training regimes in for the world of app design and entrepreneurship but that’s what Kike Oniwinde did when she left the world of javelin behind and launched BYP Network in 2016 – A platform that empowers black professionals around the world to connect with each other and global corporations.

Often dubbed  ‘the LinkedIn for black professionals’, the platform has gone on to win a whole host of awards over the past four years, Kike has earned herself a place on the prestigious Forbes ’30 under 30′ list and led the company through a successful crowdfunding raise in the midst of a pandemic that saw the platform successfully secure more than £800,000 from over 1100 investors on Seedrs.

Pretty impressive, right!?

From how she’s learnt to sieve through advice and follow her gut instinct having been easily swayed by others’ opinions in the early days; how she successfully infiltrated the right business ecosystems to grow the right network that supported her through the company’s various stages of growth; to why she’s happy to shine a spotlight on the negative stats about black female entrepreneurs but refuses to let said stats affect her progress; this is Kike’s INCREDIBLE story so far…

LISTEN TO KIKE ONIWINDE’S STORY IN FULL HERE:

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