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VentureKids Presents: The Black Founders Changing Canada

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30 Wellington Street West

5th FLOOR

Toronto, ON M5L 1G6

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To say black entrepreneurs in Canada are getting things done is an understatement.

For a long time, black founders, innovators and developers relocated to the U.S. for work opportunities, but in recent years all that's changed. In fact, these days some of Canada's biggest companies are managed, funded or spearheaded by black innovator.

In honour of Black History Month, this year VentureKids will celebrate Canada's black entrepreneurs and future industry gamechangers. Join today's startup leaders to discuss how underrepresented entrepreneurs can find success, attract investors and more over complimentary cocktails and food.

Our exciting speakers include:

Takara Small, founder of VentureKids Canada (host of the Globe and Mail podcast 'I'll Go First', tech contributor to CBC and CTV)

Tomi Gbeleyi, founder of Makeup for Melanin Girls (as seen in Elle, Glamour magazine and the New York Times)

Kiana 'Rookz' Eastmond, founder of Sandbox Studios and toronto entertainment entrepreneur (as seen in the Globe and Mail, Complex magazine and CP24)

Aisha Addo, founder of DriveHer (as seen in CBC, Flare magazine and the Toronto Star)



AGENDA:

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Mix & mingle with entrepreneurs, tech workers and black innovators (cocktails and food)
7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. | Panel discussion and Q & A
7:45 - 8:45 p.m. | Auction and Prizes

Thank you to our generous sponsors:


All proceeds from this event will go to VentureKids, a Toronto-based nonprofit that teaches youth from underserved and low-income communities how to code and launch their own startup. Attendees at this event will walk away with new connections to inspiring entrepreneurs, learn from technology industry experts, and potentially Raptor tickets from our silent auction.

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