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).

While the pandemic put us on pause for a couple years, we are pleased to announce that our beloved Black Arts & Innovation Expo (BAIE) will be back on February 24, 2024!
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 #BAIE2024 include:
  • Celebrate 5-10 exceptional students as they receive Scholarships of $2400 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 #BAIE2024 
  • 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 experience excellence and the ‘art of the possible’ in 2024!