Weekly Newsletter #49: Do you want to build an app?

Do you want to build an app?




Hey BYP Network,


We have some exciting news for you! MVP are giving you the opportunity to create your own app. 

Are you inspired by BYP? Want to come up with your own Facebook or Twitter? M14 Industries will help you make the process of creating your app as simple as possible by taking you through the journey of your 'MVP' - the first version of your app. They'll guide you through the maze of publishing on app stores, work with you to create branding, including logos, tone, micro-copy, colours and graphics. They'll also offer you unlimited hosting for 12 months, monetise your app with multiple pricing tiers, give you a free domain name, offer consultancy sessions and much more.


It's a priceless opportunity! I started BYP not having a tech background, so this is a great opportunity for like-minded entrepreneurs who need the skillset and support to have their dreams a reality!


So, want to get involved? Apply here!

  We're also giving away copies of Candice Carty-Williams' brand new book, Queenie, soon releasing our second episode of Why Not Lead?, new job roles & we're wanting more networks and ambassadors! Read below to find out more.


Have a great week,








Last week, we launched our podcast, which discusses the avenues of success with junior and senior leaders. Why Not Lead? is defining the idea that growth in your career and your life, does not happen with one formula alone.


In our second episode, Kike Oniwinde speaks to Dee Stirling. 


Dee Stirling is co-founder of Two London, an exclusive referral only advisory service. The clients of Two London include entrepreneurs, business people and philanthropists who wish to raise their profile, launch themselves and their business or create platforms for their philanthropy and awareness for their cause.


Listen on:








We Want Networks


In Spring 2019, we'll be launching a brand new app. It's a platform that allows black professionals to seamlessly connect with existing groups and niche networks. Whether it's through sharing events or highlighting important opportunities - joining this app will grow your community. We'll be working with an initial group of networks to ensure our app has everything that they need. These groups will be the initial cohort on the platform at launch.


Want to get involved? There's no time like the present! Whether you're a BAME employee network, you have a Black women's reading group, or you're an ACS, this is the primetime to widen your audience and build your base!


Register here



Book of the month: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams




Every month, we pick a book that we think our BYP members will love. This month, we're delighted to be sharing Candice Carty Williams' Queenie


Queenie Jenkins can't cut a break. Well, apart from the one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That's definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Then there's her boss who doesn't seem to see her and her Caribbean family who don't seem to listen (if it's not Jesus or water rates, they're not interested). She's trying to fit in two worlds that don't really understand her. It's no wonder she's struggling.

She was named to be queen of everything. So why is she finding it so hard to rule her own life?


A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on life, love, race and family, QUEENIE will have you nodding in recognition, crying in solidarity, and rooting for this unforgettable character every step of the way.


We are delighted to reveal we have three copies of Queenie to give away! If you want to win, email communications@bypnetwork.co.uk! 


Winners will be announced in next week's newsletter! 



New Job Roles!




We have new roles on our job board at Soho House, Compass Central Services, Autolus and more. Whether you're interested in biology, law or finance, there's a position for you on our careers site.

Check out our roles here.




 Become an Ambassador




We had our 1st ambassador training on Saturday. We invited our ambassadors to learn all about BYP & our objectives. It was incredibly inspiring to meet 6 wonderful members from all walks of life from marketing to law, all passionate about the BYP cause.


We're still looking for ambassadors from all walks of life, with a range of work, education and life experience. All you need is a passion for empowering the black community and to want to make a difference.