In 2015, Excelovate and First Book Canada partnered with leading corporations, entrepreneurs, artists and innovators to deliver a one-day event that promoted diversity and inspired excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).
The Black Arts & Innovation Expo (BAIE) was a one-of-a-kind event that defined a new way of celebrating Black History Month with focused attention placed on the remarkable achievements of tomorrow’s legends. The annual event was well-received and delivered immense value with thousands of Canadians partaking in the festivities, and 102 individuals receiving grants, scholarships and/or new job opportunities.
In the spirit of evolution, it became evident to the organizers that black excellence should be celebrated every day. With this in mind, Excelovate is pleased to announce the launch of BLEX – a new mobile app available 365 days a year, providing ongoing opportunities and showcasing Artists, Innovators and Trailblazers.
Remarkably, this new BLEX app will offer the following game-changing opportunities year-round:
- Monthly $2000 Scholarships
- Quarterly $5,000 Business Grants
- 24×7 Job Portal featuring hiring opportunities – a diverse and inclusive virtual Career Fair that never ends
- Daily insights and articles educating and empowering Black Canadians
Black Canadians can now experience ‘the art of the possible’ every day and in many ways.
Drop by the official BLEX Launch Event on February 25th, 2018.
Location: Rap Riderz Innovation Centre @ 15543 Yonge Street, Aurora
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Contact: 416.619.5309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BLEX will be available for download via iOS (March) & Google Play (April)
To apply for a Scholarship or Business Grant and receive the award at our BLEX launch event, click the link below: