Excelovate and First Book Canada have partnered with leading corporations, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, artist and innovators to deliver an event that promotes diversity and inspires excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

This event defines a new way of celebrating Black History Month with focused attention placed on the remarkable achievements of tomorrow’s legends.  Meet this outstanding group of new leaders and experience their valuable contributions to music, literature, visual arts, entrepreneurship and technology.

Join us on February 25th, 2017 at the York Mills Gallery from 2:00pm – 9:00pm for an action-packed event that offers:

  • Up to 20 students receiving $5000 Scholarships
  • 1 Entrepreneur will win the $10,000 Lion’s Lair Competition
  • Connect with the largest and most innovative technology companies at our Onsite Technology Career Fair.  Bring a resume as many companies will be hiring at BAIE 2017!
  • Discover 20 carefully-selected artist and ground-breaking innovators (BAIE Exhibitors participate by invitation only)
  • Engage in a thought-provoking interactive panel discussion
  • Celebrate 3 Community Trailblazers and a host of GTA Living Legends
  • Enjoy Live Performances, Free Food Tastings and the Luxurious Silent Auction

To apply for a Scholarship or Business Grant, click the links below.

Motivational Speakers

Are you looking for an engaging speaker to educate and inspire your team?  Connect with us on your specific needs and we carefully match you with a diverse speaking professional who will dazzle any audience.  Our industry-leading speakers specialize in a variety of areas, with our top 12 topics of interest highlighted below:

  • Winning in the Workplace
  • Diversity as a Competitive Advantage
  • Thriving in a Multi-Generational World
  • The Minority Experience
  • Ability Matters
  • An Orientation about Orientation
  • A Class about Class
  • Shattering the Glass Ceiling
  • Coaching for Personal Excellence
  • From Digital Luddite to Digital Leader
  • Transforming and Modernizing your Business
  • Earning Six Figures through Publishing