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CEO & Founder, Raphael Sofoluke’s Top Picks for #UKBBWeek 2023!

By September 22, 2023No Comments

CEO & Founder, Raphael Sofoluke’s Top Picks for #UKBBWeek 2023!


UK Black Business Week 2023, an annual extravaganza of empowerment, networking, and growth, is poised to leave an indelible mark on the landscape of business and entrepreneurship. Over the course of a dynamic week, attendees will be treated to a plethora of remarkable events and opportunities, cementing UK Black Business Week as the ultimate destination for Black professionals and entrepreneurs. With a theme of “Develop. Empower. Inspire. Recharge,” the week promises to deliver invaluable insights, new skills, and knowledge to navigate the world of work.

Here are CEO & Founder, Raphael Sofoluke’s standout highlights to look forward to during UK Black Business Week 2023:

1. Fearless Pitch Competition in Collaboration with The Fearless Foundation
Date: Tuesday, 3 October 2023

In a thrilling collaboration, The Fearless Foundation and UK Black Business Week will present the Fearless Pitch Competition, offering budding entrepreneurs a shot at winning an impressive $10,000 prize. The Black Women Business Talks programming will add a compelling dimension to this competition, making it a must-see event. Witness the final pitches and the crowning of the champion, showcasing innovation and determination at its finest.

2. Black STEM Careers Fair: Igniting Passions, Pioneering Excellence
Date: Wednesday, 4 October 2023

The Black STEM Careers Fair promises to be a revelation, immersing attendees in a world of ingenious exhibits, interactive demonstrations, and thought-provoking discussions. Visionary industry leaders, accomplished academics, and trailblazing entrepreneurs will take centre stage, demonstrating how their unique perspectives have revolutionised STEM fields. Whether you’re an aspiring scientist, tech enthusiast, or simply curious about the limitless possibilities of STEM, this fair will offer unparalleled opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals. As a bonus, attendees will enjoy an exclusive Speed Mentoring session, expertly curated by partners, Global Purpose Enterprise, and hosted by founder Andre Spence, empowering Black professionals and individuals of colour in STEM.

3. Inspiring Conference Sessions: Learning from Legends
Throughout the week, #UKBBWeek will host a diverse array of conference sessions spanning Allyship, Law, Property, Tech, Finance, Media, Culture & Sports. Distinguished speakers, including the legendary Frank Bruno, former Heavyweight Boxing Champion, will captivate audiences with their wisdom and insights.

4. UK Black Business Show: The Grand Finale
Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2023

The crescendo of UK Black Business Week, the UK Black Business Show, is set to surpass all expectations. Through exhibits, deep-dive workshops, interactive panels, and seminars delivered by industry pioneers, attendees will experience personal, professional, and corporate development like never before.

This event, coinciding with UK Black History Month, will shine a spotlight on the remarkable achievements and contributions Black businesses have made to the economy. Attendees will gain cutting-edge insight and advice in entrepreneurship, leadership, soft skills, and cultural development from some of the UK’s leading Black business owners.

5. Careers Zone at #UKBBShow: Navigating Your Career Journey
The Careers Zone will serve as a beacon of guidance and support, offering free 1-on-1 advice from a team of experts. Whether you need help with CV guidance, career switching, personal development, or more, our advisers will be available throughout the day to provide invaluable insights. To ensure you don’t miss out, pre-booking your session for free in advance will be an option. A new feature this year, the Jobs Wall, will allow attendees to explore current vacancies with top employers, adding a practical dimension to career development.

6. Business Advice Hub at #UKBBShow: Scaling for Success
From entrepreneurs just starting out to those looking to scale their businesses, this year’s business advisors will be on hand to provide crucial free guidance on expansion, funding, budgeting, sustainability, strategy, and more. Pre-booking your session for free in advance will ensure you receive personalised advice tailored to your unique business needs.

7. Exclusive Meet & Greet with Steven Bartlett
Limited Availability – Only 20 Tickets Available

As an exclusive and personalised opportunity, UK Black Business Week is offering an intimate interaction with the VIP, including autographs and photo opportunities. The package includes a gold ticket entry to the show, a meet & greet with Founder & Former CEO of Social Chain, Investor & Entrepreneur, Steven Bartlett, including a photo opportunity, and a copy of his latest book. With just 20 tickets available, act quickly to secure your spot and make the most of this unique opportunity to connect with an industry leader.

Join us in celebrating the future of Black Business during this special edition of UK Black Business Week, where we will honour Black History Month and the remarkable contributions of Black entrepreneurs and professionals.

Don’t miss out on these incredible opportunities to develop, empower, inspire, and recharge. UK Black Business Week 2023 promises to be a testament to the resilience and excellence of the Black business community.

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For media inquiries or further information, please contact

Abby Cairns
Marketing Manager
UK Black Business Show