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BAIE is going 100% Digital!

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

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:

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