This event highlights the community-driven approach used in building the Black Innovation & Talent ecosystems within Canada. Unpacking the key challenges that have affected us in these spaces, the event will showcase the importance of solutions that are #BuiltByusForUs through collaboration. It will also demonstrate the importance of allyship in this journey, through successful partnerships with public and private sector organizations.

​Attendees can expect to engage in these conversations through interactive panels and give us feedback on how to serve them better. They will also connect with Canada’s vibrant ecosystem of Black founders, investors, and operators in the innovation zone. Expect to leave with access to the resources, funding, and job opportunities tailored to your needs. And a roadmap of the exciting initiatives we have planned for you in 2024!

Panel Topics:

  • Accelerating Black Innovation: Empowering Black Founders to Succeed
  • Black Dollar Circulation: Empowering Black Investors & Buying Black
  • Nurturing Black Talent: Building The Foundation of Our Ecosystem
  • Building Bridges Through Allyship: We Are Stronger Together
  • The Mental Health Crisis in Black Innovation: How Do We Take Action?

Black Innovation Zone Activations:

​Black-led Business Market Place – engage with the best products & services from our communities. #BuyBlack

​Black-led Invention & Tech Zone – learn about cutting-edge technologies and inventions from the Black community

​Black Talent Hiring Zone – connect with open jobs for Black talent, get free professional headshots & resume reviews

​Black Media & Creative Lounge – showcase your creative side, connect with “artrepreneurs” and have fun!