Welcome to the Black Business Summit!

We are excited to have you here with us, whether you’re a member or even new to us as a Black business, sponsor, donor, ally or friend, this is your opportunity to meet many more Black founders, funders and supporters who could change on only your business but impact your growth by championing your business, using your services or collaborating with you for bigger things.

Be open and ready to have access to and meet experts who will have new insights for your business, find ways we can support your business through our programming, funding and tap into the many wow moments you could bring to your business.

Our theme this year is The Power of US | Facing The Future Together, we really mean that so let us help you prepare for the future you envision for your business, in community.

Jackee Kasandy, Founder & CEO

At The Black Business Summit & Pitch Contest, you can expect to:

Feel seen, heard, celebrated , supported, connected and inspired by our collective community

Hear from experts, members, and entrepreneurs in a learning stream of your choice to help you build your version of success

Discover and connect with funders, supporters and organizations that can support your business growth

Meet new peers and deepen your connections with fellow entrepreneurs and supporters

The Power of US | Facing The Future Together


Introducing your Top 5 Finalists!

Our Featured Speakers

Associate Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage Sous-ministre délégué, Patrimoine canadien
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Black Opportunity Fund
Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investments, TD Asset Management Inc.
Vice President and Head 2SLGBTQ+ & Black Customer Segments, TD Bank Group
Founder, QMooniti
Content Creator & Business Owner
Managing Director, Vancity Community Foundation
Founder, BEBC Society & Kasandy Inc.
Founder, ACT by Vidal
Founder, Anaconda Systems
Director, Black Entrepreneurs
Founding Director of Networking, Partnership Management and Technology, BEBC Society Account Manager, Turning Point Technology Services Inc.
CEO, Crossfield House Productions (CHP)
Founder & Managing Director, WRi Canada
Partner, Private Client Services at Gowling WLG LLP Immediate Past President – CABL National
Real Estate Advisor & Educator
Founder, Desired Media
Chief Operating Officer, FFBC
Founder, Hello Hair
Founder, Crüe Cosmetics
Journalist, Talks with Sosa
Founder, Becoming Institute Inc.
Founder & Managing Director, Future Ancestors Services
Founder, Tommie’s Jerk
Founder & CEO, Vaster
Founder, Our Women’s Voices
Founder, The Respite Club
President of George Brown College
Author & Founder, SLD Consulting
Manager of Social Business & Innovation | Director, Hope Blooms
BC Chapter Lead, Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP)
President & Founder, Synergy On Boards Consulting Group
Président-Directeur général Chief Executive Officer, Groupe 3737


Community Advocate, Musician, Emcee, Designer & Curator
Storyteller, Poet & Imagination Alchemist
Contemporary Artist, SylverscreenArts
Founder, Woodward’s Community Singers/Van Van Song Society
Founder, Griottes Polyglottes
Jazz singer & Spoken Word Poet

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We acknowledge we are on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for these lands and waters since time out of mind, and look forward to working with them in partnership as we continue to build this great city together. This acknowledgment is a reminder of the discriminatory, racist, and colonial practices that have had a lasting legacy, and continue to create barriers for Indigenous peoples and communities in our city.