Support for digital entrepreneurs
Our focus is on education and digital skills and we provide a forum to explore solutions to the capital’s tech talent shortage by working with ecosystem partners.
LBAcademy is a social enterprise, for purpose and Not-for-profit, that provides consultancy with business growth, development and workshops/training services, driven by our mission: “We support digital entrepreneurs, on a local and global scale”. Our community focus is on Newham, and we have built ties with the Council and various social enterprise to make a positive and lasting impact.
We use our network to provide community-based entrepreneurship programmes, to increase skills and access to employment. For our community services to young people who cannot pay to their circumstances, we will seek for funding.
Our Business Project Director, Ade Awokoya, is a Business Coach who is passionate about supporting founders to build UK tech products and achieve early stage growth. He also provides career & transition coaching within the startup community, where there is a lot of burn out.
Ade is a co-Founder of the East London Export Club and Associate Member, Institute of Export and International Trade with over 10 years experience as an export adviser and previously worked as a Business Underwriter with UK Export Finance. He provides strategic business advise to UK SME & Corporates to enable their International business growth. He trained and registered in the USA as a Chemical Engineer and later qualified as a Microsoft Certified Partner & Prince2 Practitioner.
LBAcademy works with beneficiaries from charities and community organisations, and Ade currently serves on the Management Committee of Island House Community Centre. He is also co-Lead of the Education Working Group for Tech London Advocates.
Our forums help to bring tech innovators together, across the tech ecosystem, specifically looking at the education challenge where we don’t have enough people who have the depth of digital skills that we are going to need to ensure that London is a vibrant technology city.
We need to emphasis the importance of education and digital skills in terms of building a robust workforce for the future. This is the foundation that’s going to enable us to build a robust tech ecosystem for London and beyond.