Panel Discussion at the Black Innovation Zone Collision!

The Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) is thrilled to invite you to a dynamic panel discussion at as part of the Black Innovation Zone(BIZ) at Collision featuring past participants of our Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP). This event will take place on Thursday, June 20th, from 2:30 to 3:00 PM at the BIZ booth at Collision. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear inspiring stories, gain insights into the entrepreneurial journey, and discover innovative businesses that are making a significant impact. Registration for our next set of cohorts is now live, register now for our french or english cohorts!

Meet Our Panelists:

Rochelle and Tosin – Beauty, Braids & Beyond

Beauty, Braids & Beyond (BBB) is an e-commerce beauty supply retailer co-founded by Rochelle, Tosin, and Jada. BBB aims to revolutionize the beauty supply industry through innovation and education, making essential beauty tools accessible for achieving hair, skin, and beauty goals. Their vision is to break beauty standards and barriers for Black women worldwide, offering a virtual platform that celebrates and supports the beauty of curly/textured hair.

Erica Effah – Erica Tiwaa Agency

Erica Tiwaa Agency specializes in content marketing, helping D2C, non-profit, tech, and service-based businesses enhance their online presence. With a focus on social media management, content creation, and SEO, Erica’s data-driven approach supports early to mid-stage businesses in gaining visibility and scaling their operations. From strategy to execution, her agency is the go-to expert for structuring content pipelines, increasing reach, and building authentic communities.


Rachel Adjei – The Abibiman Project

Rachel Adjei is the chef and owner of The Abibiman Project, a social enterprise that highlights diverse African cuisines. Born and raised in Toronto, Rachel’s passion for storytelling, culture, and activism has allowed her to create a community centered around the universal connector, food. The Abibiman Project celebrates the rich culinary traditions of Africa while fostering cultural understanding and appreciation.

Why Attend?

  • Inspiration: Hear firsthand experiences from successful entrepreneurs.
  • Networking: Connect with like-minded individuals and potential collaborators.
  • Insight: Learn about the challenges and triumphs of starting and growing a business.
  • Innovation: Discover new and innovative business ideas that are shaping the future.

Mark your calendars and join us for an engaging and insightful discussion. Let’s celebrate the achievements of Black entrepreneurs and support the growth of innovative businesses within our community.

For more information, visit our website or contact us at

We look forward to seeing you there!

About Our Black Entrepreneurship Program

The Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) by the Federation of Black Canadians offers free virtual training and mentorship for Black youth (ages 16-29) in Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec. Participants engage in a 4-month entrepreneurship training covering essential business skills, a mentorship with Black community leaders, and a pitch competition with prizes up to $5,000. The program fosters collaboration, creativity, and business development among young Black entrepreneurs.

For more information, visit the BEP Program page.


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