6th Annual BAIE – Celebrating Black Excellence!

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) is now Six (6) Years Old and this remarkable milestone will be celebrated on February 29, 2020 at the York Mills Gallery. This one-of-a-kind event  defines  a new way of celebrating Black History Month with  focused attention  placed  on the outstanding achievements of tomorrow’s legends.

Highlights of the #BAIE2020 include:

  • Celebrate 5-10 exceptional students as they receive Scholarships of $5000 each

  • Vote real-time for your favourite business idea and help 1 remarkable entrepreneur win a $15,000 Business Grant

  • Connect with industry-leading companies that are actively hiring diverse talent for STEAM roles

  • Discover 20+ unique artists and groundbreaking innovators that will exhibit their extraordinary creations at #BAIE2020 *

  • Experience career-boosting onsite activations that will elevate you to ‘NEXT LEVEL’ status

  • Engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion moderated by award-winning community leader

  • Enjoy live performances, complimentary food tastings, a luxurious silent auction, flash raffles/draws and a one-of-a-kind futuristic Robotic Play Zone

Get your $20 ticket to the 6th annual BAIE event to experience excellence and the ‘art of the possible’.



Location: York Mills Gallery @ 1885 Leslie Street (Leslie & York Mills)

Time: 2:00pm to 8:00pm

#BAIE2020 Contact: kenya@excelovate.com

To apply for a Scholarship or Business Grant and receive the award at our #BAIE2020 event, click the links below:


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