Deborah Okenla

Startup Community Builder

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCommunity Manager - Entrepreneur
  • Anna Nigro
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- 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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  • Google

    Google

    • Technology
  • House of Holland

    House of Holland

    • Fashion
  • Huckletree

    Huckletree

    • Tech
  • Y

    YSYS

    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

    WeAreTechWomen