Deborah Okenla

Startup Community Builder

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCommunity Manager - Entrepreneur

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About me

- Community Builder & Activist - Deborah Okenla is the founder of YSYS; a thriving startup community for founders, developers, creatives and investors. Deborah is experienced in launching accelerator programmes and building engaged communities, with a shared mission. She currently works as the Membership Manager of Huckletree West; a co-working space for tech businesses, entrepreneurs and corporate innovation teams across media, fashion and design. Formerly at IncuBus Ventures, Deborah played a pivotal role in the launch of their scale-up programme, working with mentors including Facebook, Instagram and Amazon. Following this, Deborah worked with Capital Enterprise to launch their investment-readiness programme alongside Data Pitch, a Europe-wide accelerator offering startups equity-free funding to innovate with data. She is a passionate advocate for black women in tech and a #poctech ambassador at Campus London, where she supports their BAME community. In December 2017, Deborah received a TechWomen50 Awards, celebrating emerging female talent in tech.

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  • The Dots

    The Dots

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    • Technology
  • House of Holland

    House of Holland

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    • Fashion
  • Google

    Google

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  • Huckletree

    Huckletree

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    • Tech

Work history

Currently

Membership Manager

Huckletree

Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Huckletree is one of London's fastest growing coworking communities built for a diverse mix of ambitious entrepreneurs, startups, bigger businesses

Currently

#poctech Ambassador, Campus London

Google

May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Promoting diversity in London tech-ecosystem, through series of events and community activities.

Currently

Founder

YSYS

Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • YSYS (Your Startup-Your Story) is a thriving startup community for founders, developers, creatives and investors on a mission to make a difference.

Awards

2017

Tech Women 50

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