Round-up #2: Highlight, Free Business Consultation

Welcome to our Weekly Round-Up. We'll look back at previous events, talk about upcoming events in our community and any other great news and opportunities we'd like to share with you.

#FlashBACkFRIDAY - Develop your ideas

As always, let's start with a flashback to a recent event - "Develop Your Ideas".

On Tuesday the 9th May, we had a great workshop exploring what makes an idea a good idea and how to develop it. This was done with a specific focus on ideas for the development of Africa.

We spent the first hour with the whole group generating ideas and building on ideas that the attendees already had. We analysed how to turn your idea into something viable and what that would entail.

The next hour allowed all attendees to have a one to one with us so we could more specifically target what they needed to do to take their ideas to the next level.

We LOVED hearing all that you had to say and we are looking forward to the next one!

RETAIL ANTI POP-UP: Food and Drinks

If our last Retail Anti Pop-Up was anything to go by, we are looking forward to our next one. We will be taking a more detailed look at the food and drinks industry.

  • Interested in the food and drinks retail?
  • Do you run a food/drinks retail business (supper club, individually packaged goods, restaurant)?
  • Do you run a company that needs to gain the attention of retailers, brands and corporate clients?Then this event is for you and we would love to meet you!
    We have brought together the best of the best to teach you about Marketing, PR, Branding, Team-building, Funding and so much more.We have even managed to arrange one on one slots with our experts.Simply register here and we'll see you on Saturday the 24th of June!

Investment Opportunity: Mbeng Adio Mushroom Farm

Mbeng Adio Mushroom Farm (MAMF) has been successful in training more than 1,500 women in the agricultural techniques associated with mushroom cultivation in Cameroon.

We're proudly supporting MAMF Global on their mission to empower women in Cameroon through agriculture.

If you would like to find out more and to donate to their cause, please click here for more details.

Competition: Free Business Consultation

We are running a weekly competition every Wednesday on Twitter. An opportunity for you to get free initial business consultation and help from us to build your business strategy.

We call it Pitch DiNN Day and we'd love for you to take part, especially if you are a London based Afro-centric startup.

Tag and @ us in a tweet about your work, and we'll take it from there.

If you don't have a Twitter account, please feel free to email us at

We look forward to receiving your pitches!

Invitation: Social and Thinking Session

Want to contribute to the development of the SFA Community?

We’ve got an extra special social and “thinking” session happening on the 4th of July.

If you are interested in joining us for some fun, give us one idea for what we could be doing to better include you in our community.

This is how you get in.

Send an email to giving us answers to the following 4 questions.

1. How long have you been connected in our community?
2. What do you currently do?
3. What do you think we could do better?
4. How could we achieve your suggestion?

We look forward to receiving your ideas!
We would love for you to join us!

Weekly Task: Building Your Social Media


We want to be able to equip and help our community in any way that we can. As our tag line says - For the Love of Africa.

We'd like to start something new. We want to give you all a weekly business development task to complete - with active places to learn more about the specific task at hand.

This week we want to focus on social media. If we don't have a handle on this as a business, then it can stifle growth and access to a larger client base particularly in the world we live in today.

But with so many social media accounts today, how do you know what's best for your business and how to use it? This is where we come and recommend this amazing course that is only £10 at the moment. That's 90% off!

We don't believe you need to break the bank to learn a new skill.

This course will help you understand the basics of the major platforms such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and blogging. It will help you understand the fundamentals of content marketing and how to use your social media for so much more than just marketing.

The deal runs out in 1 day so get it quick.
Simply click here for more details and to register.

So that's it for now! Keep up to date with us on all our social media channels and feel free to let us know about any events you are holding that might be of interest to our community.
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