Capital Catalyst: Join innovative minds to catalyze your growth.
By: The Youth Village
About this event
Join us at our event, Capital Catalyst: Bringing together innovative minds and investors to catalyze your startup growth. This must-attend online event will provide an all-Black space for both young and mature, aspiring and established entrepreneurs to come together.
We recognize the unique challenges faced by black founders in accessing the necessary financing and financial expertise to fuel their ventures. Whether you’re in the early stages of ideation or seeking funding for your established startup, this event will equip you with the tools, strategies, and knowledge needed to propel your business forward.
Derrick is an experienced social entrepreneurship visionary, leader, and venture capitalist with an eye toward the future. He has worked in the not-for-profit and community development sectors for over 20 years and is the Co-Founder and CEO of ICON Talent Partners which has changed the lives of many BIPOC professionals and youth since its inception in 2019. Due to the efforts of ICON, he has also in turn changed the face of the venture capital and private equity ecosystems in Canada.
Nia is a Community Manager at Forum Ventures, a B2B SaaS-focused venture capital firm, where she supports founders by building and activating Forum’s network of 500+ founders, as well as their communities of corporate innovators, ecosystem partners, operators and more. Prior to Forum she worked in the container farming space focused on increasing food sovereignty and building community
Don’t miss this opportunity to join a supportive community of black founders, investors, and industry influencers who are passionate about promoting diversity, inclusivity, and success in the startup ecosystem.
RSVP now and secure your spot.
Thanks to the generous support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), this online event is free.
We can’t wait to see you there!
The Youth Village Team