Connecting black young professionals all over the world
There are more than 50 million black young professionals around the world and we want them on our platform.
Black Young Professionals Network (BYP Network) is an all-inclusive community for young professionals to connect from all over the world. We connect future leaders between the ages of 18 - 35, by giving them an online platform to meet like-minded people. This will lead to job opportunities, entrepreneurship opportunities and friendships within the black community. As part of BYP Network offering we also host events such as networking, professional development and fun social gatherings.
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What is BYP Network and how do you use it?
BYP Network described by many as 'LinkedIn for black young professionals' it helps to connect ambitious young future leaders for different opportunities.
BYP Network App is a platform available on ios, android and web for users to network, socialise or date. New users can sign up using their Facebook or they can create a new account. When creating a new account they can upload a photo and select their gender and who they’d like to connect with. Once they enter in their postcode and date of birth they are signed in and can see the homepage of profiles.
Next step is to fill out the questions which include: about me, a sentence for just the matches, who they’d like to meet, expectations of meeting up and a column to add their linkedIn profile. A really cool feature is our hashtag function. Users can input their hobbies so that other users can search by hashtags to find their match. It also means there can be hashtags for events so that all those attending can see others that are attending/have attended. Users can have up to 8 pictures on their profile.
On the home page, users can change settings to set age and location ranges. They can also look for hashtags and change what connections they are looking for. As you scroll you can see other users profile photo, occupation and age. Clicking on pictures allows users to see profile information. A match is done when two users like each others profiles. Premium membership allows users to see who has liked them and who has viewed their profile.
About the founder
BYP Network was founded by Kike Oniwinde, pictured above, who lives in London (UK) and who came up with the idea after studying abroad. Kike is also a Great Britain international javelin thrower and she works in the fintech space.