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Paving the Way: The Black Entrepreneur’s Journey

May 17, 2022 - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Black@Blakes, our Firm’s affinity group that supports our Black legal professionals, is pleased to invite you to join our conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing Black entrepreneurs in Canada.
Our discussion with leading experts will focus on the importance of access to capital, mentorship and long-term strategic business planning. We will also cover the role that entrepreneurship plays in wealth creation, job expansion and economic empowerment for the Black business and legal communities.
Opening Fireside Chat:

  • Danielle Butler, Associate, Toronto

  • Karima-Catherine (KC) Goundiam, CEO, Red Dot Digital Inc. and B2BeeMatch

Panel Discussion:

  • Daniel Quainoo, Associate, Toronto (Moderator)

  • Dennis Mitchell, CEO and CIO, Starlight Capital; Board Member, Toronto Foundation; Co-Founder and Director, Black Opportunity Fund

  • Janey Buzugbe, Head, Black Innovation Programs and Partnerships, The DMZ

  • Shantel Clarke, Co-Founder, The Canadian Black Standard; Founder and Head of Organization and Talent, Reservedx

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Introduction and Fireside Chat (12 – 12:20 p.m.)
Panel Discussion (12:20 – 1 p.m.)
Q&A and Closing (1 – 1:15 p.m.)