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22-year-old Torontonian Owen Osinde, a student at Ryerson, was the big winner at a pitch contest at Branded TO, taking home a $5000 cheque for his startup, Sneakerdeck. 

The 34th Annual Harry Jerome Awards is this Saturday in Toronto. The event is dedicated to recognizing individuals in the black community that personify excellence. Samantha Clarke is receiving the Young Entrepreneur Award. 

Tracey and Raquel Moore are a sister duo of digital entrepreneurs hailing from Ajax, Ontario who advocate for living fearlessly and breaking the mould of traditional beauty standards. 

"Dan "Kobi" Amponsah is the CEO of Brampton-based custom bow tie company, Neck Couture.

Former housing manager Vivian Keels, opened a social enterprise businesss called "Karibu Thrift Store" to provide work and work experience for people with mental and developmental disabilities. 

Beyography has arrived and it’s all the rave in Toronto right now. The Beyoncé inspired dance class has spread quicker than you can say her name. 

The Apt. by 8OO SQ FT.  is a first-of-its-kind shoppable apartment that offers a curated collection of home, fashion and beauty - hand selected for the urban dweller.

Jason Blackwood, 27, a mentor-turned-entrepreneur from Toronto wants his clothing brand Grandslammer$ to act as a symbol inspiring people in his community to strive towards their dreams.

Whether voice, text or email, when you need to get a message out, Andre McNaughton says his system is the fastest way to spread the word. The idea for his RentBark software was inspired by frustration. 

When friends Leslie Roach and Shamere Gentles were growing up along Scarborough’s Agincourt basketball courts, they couldn’t afford to buy the hottest new NBA kicks (Jordans, obviously). 

 

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