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Announcing the Founders Forum Family as our newest #YSYS2023 mission partner!

We are thrilled to announce our latest partnership with three members of the Founders Forum Family; Founders Forum Events, Founders Intelligence and Founders Keepers.

The Founders Forum Family is a group of organisations that exist to support entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, including Founders Forum Events, an event-powered community, Founders Keepers, an executive search firm, and Founders Intelligence, an entrepreneur-powered consultancy.

The FF Family have committed to support #YSYS2023, our bold mission to connect 100,000 diverse individuals to startup and career opportunities in tech by 2023.

“Founders Forum is excited to be part of this partnership, focusing on improving the attraction, hiring and retention of diverse candidates across the FF Family. By working with YSYS, a leader in the field, we believe that we can push our family of organisations towards a more exciting and more diverse future for ourselves and the broader tech sector.” — Greg Kennaugh, COO, Founders Forum

What happens next?

We plan to work with the FF Family to increase ethnic, gender & socio-economic diversity across their teams and create an inclusive culture where people from all ethnic backgrounds can thrive, with retention of diverse talent matching or bettering the average.

D&I Training

We will be working with the FF Family to educate, empower and deliver workshops specifically tailored to tackle the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in the workforce. The training will also encourage leadership in the workplace and how to become active allies.

Talent Outreach Events and Activities

Alongside the workshops, we will be working with the FF Family to host a talent outreach event for future software developers of any level to join 01 Founders Coding School as well as a “Ask Me Anything” session for individuals looking to launch a career as an Analyst.

Job Board

As well as the above, the FF Family will also post new and ongoing opportunities on our job board to attract the best diverse talent and tap into our wider networking talent pool.

“At Founders Intelligence, we strongly believe that diverse teams are the best engines of innovation and new ideas. We look forward to partnering with YSYS to improve the way we foster and nurture diversity in our team and in our thought leadership to build a better, more inclusive future with the companies we work with.” — Rob Haines, Partner, Founders Intelligence.

“Founders Keepers is committed to discovering and investing in the best diverse talent for our team and we believe that YSYS are the greatest partner to help us to achieve this goal. We know that the most competitive, innovative and successful teams are diverse teams, and we are looking forward to engaging with the YSYS community to improve the way both we and our clients think about diversity and hiring the strongest talent.” — Lizzie Segal, Co-founder, Founders Keepers.

#YSYS2023 Mission

We are excited to work with the FF Family to fulfill and support their vision to become a more inclusive, diverse and safe environment for diverse individuals in the workforce. Through the different activities within the partnership, we hope to build a thriving relationship and create exciting opportunities for our community.

“What started out as a bold mission has turned into an even bolder reality with the help of our partners such as the FF Family. It is always humbling and exciting to see businesses step up in the area of talent attraction and diversity and inclusion and we are ecstatic to welcome the FF Family on board.” — Deborah Okenla, CEO, YSYS.




YSYS is a thriving startup community for founders, developers, creatives and investors on a mission to make a difference.

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