Celebrating Black History Month: A roundtable with black founders

Monday 23 October

This Black History Month, CodeBase and Techscaler are delighted to be celebrating the contribution of black founders, as part of a round table discussion in partnership with Radiant and Brighter.


What will I learn?

This roundtable discussion will focus on immigration, which has been the subject of scrutiny and public discourse in the UK. However this debate has often neglected to consider the economic, social and cultural contributions made by immigrant-led SMEs. We are thrilled to be joined by guest speaker, Tynah Matembe, founder of MoneymatiX who will join us as we explore how Scotland’s ecosystem could progress inclusivity of the untapped skills, talent and innovation within BIPOC communities.

Where and when is this taking place?

This event is taking place at Barclays Eagle Labs, Glasgow, on Monday 23 October from 11am to 1pm.

Who will be there?

Whether you are a budding or seasoned entrepreneur, or just interested in the contributions made by immigrant-led SMEs in the community, we would like to invite you to join us and look forward to welcoming you.


We ask everyone to sign up individually, so we can have an estimate of how many people want to attend, this will allow us to prevent food waste by avoiding over-catering. Please cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.

We will also check-in each person on Eventbrite as they join the event so make sure you’ve signed up to the event in order to attend!

We also encourage everyone to sign up individually so we know of any accessibility requirements in advance.

Tickets are very limited so be sure to register!

About Radiant and Brighter Community Interest Company

Radiant and Brighter Community Interest Company was set up to unlock potential within racialised communities and the migrant population in Scotland ensuring ‘New Scots’ are better able to use their talents and skills, in order to contribute economically and socially. The company offers a proven and successful suite of services in antiracism, intercultural competence and ethnicity supporting businesses and organisations to better understand and address systemic barriers to equity. Crucially, based on years of lived experience and work with minoritised communities, programs are designed to support organisations to understand what they need to put in place in order to deliver enhanced customer and staff experience for those in their workspaces and communities. Radiant and Brighter is partnering with CodeBase to develop an antiracism approach.

Tynah Matembe

Tynah Matembe is a financial inclusion expert and CEO of MoneyMatiX, which aims to improve under-represented communities’ financial capability and well-being. She hosts the Grow Your Money podcast and programs that empower youth and underserved people to improve their financial capability and realise their potential.

A lawyer by training, Tynah’s career has spanned from working with the UN on poverty alleviation to financial services in East Africa and the UK. She founded MoneyMatiX based on her family’s experience of migrating to the UK, giving her a unique perspective on the challenges faced by underserved communities.

Tynah’s impressive track record and commitment to empowering communities has seen her recognised as Scotland’s Most Inspirational Fintech Leader (2019), selected as a founder of the Scottish Government’s prestigious Unlocking Ambition, and featured in several publications for her outstanding contribution to financial empowerment. Her expertise and leadership in the financial education sector make her a valuable asset to the industry.

MoneyMatiX is a financial capability company that provides practical money management resources, innovative programs, and a podcast designed to spark money conversations and provide essential life skills within diverse communities, working with individuals, workplaces, schools, and groups. They also partner with mainstream organisations and Financial Institutions to reduce systemic barriers to financial inclusion, aiming to improve communities’ well-being and societal contribution.