Black Business Summit 2023

Learn from the best of the best and reach new levels of success.
Our first-of-its kind Black Business Summit returns in February 2023.
Invest in yourself now, because you’re worth it.

Learn

Learn exclusive tips and receive insider advice from a variety of experts in the business world.

Receive crucial tools and training that will help you and your business break business barriers and thrive.

Network

Network with the Black business community at a grand scale. The Black Business Summit brings together government members, banks, investors, universities, mentors, training, and experts together through a Black lens to create more opportunities for the Black community.

Grow

Be empowered to dream bigger, aim higher and succeed in the business world.

Acquire new opportunities and be inspired by successes in our community.

Save the Dates:
February 24th & 25th, 2023

Partner with the Black Business Summit as a Corporate Sponsor

Get Involved with the Summit by Volunteering

Program Highlights

Black Business Summit 2023

The Black Business Summit returns February 24th to 25th, 2023. The event will empower Black entrepreneurs and youth to dream bigger and aim higher—opening opportunities for them to smash through business blockades and reach their full potential. This summit will not only support individual attendees in their growth, but also help build a brighter future for the Black community as a whole.

Our very first Black Business Summit 2022 was a massive game changer and major success. We welcomed over 2,000 attendees and hosted legendary keynote speakers, such as Mike “Pinball” Clemons and award-winning playwright & author Trey Anthony. We received an outpouring of positive feedback from the Black community. The inaugural event helped change the game for Black entrepreneurs, youth and business people: groups historically left out of, or excluded from, Canada’s critical business services.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of a game changing event—one that is making waves in the business world and empowering our Black business community.

For Attendees

  • Partner with the Black community to make systemic change
  • You’ll help set yourself up for success by investing in your growth, knowledge and network
  • Learn from industry experts on how to scale and grow your business
  • Be a part of an inspiring, disruptive event that is making history and breaking down business barriers for the Black community
  • Have fun at a meaningful, community-oriented and growth-focused event 
  • Expand your network by coming together with like-minded, motivated entrepreneurs, experts, mentors and the Black business community at a grand scale
  • Receive insider information and insightful advice from experts in the business world to help set your business apart
  • And more… 
  • How to work with lending institutions to help scale and grow your Black business
  • All about building wealth: Home ownership & the collateral game
  • Financial roundtable: How to work to change the system to work for us
  • How to increase your business, profits and impact: a growth roadmap for entrepreneurs & solopreneurs
  • How to tell your story through marketing that brings sales
  • Growing your business through federal, provincial, city procurement contracts
  • How to supply to corporations and scale through B2B and wholesale
  • What is the Black Lens: Failure to success – how to embrace it & pivot
  • How to increase sales through your website and exports
  • What to do as a newcomer/immigrant in business
  • How to succeed in entrepreneurship as a Black youth
  • Financial Literacy
  • How to pitch successfully for financing
  • Starting a business 101
  • And more…

Everyone!

The Black Business Summit is designed specifically for Black entrepreneurs, youth, and business people. But anyone interested in Black Business is welcome, including IPOC communities and allies.

Registration is now open! Click here to get your ticket!

For Sponsors

  • Be a part of making systemic change with the Black community 
  • Empower Black entrepreneurs, youth and business people to succeed in the business world, helping the next generation of Black entrepreneurs thrive through a safe, community-oriented and growth-focused event
  • Support Black entrepreneurs and youth, who are underrepresented and marginalized in the mainstream business community
  • Increase your company’s brand awareness by being highlighted to our growing community
  • Receive brand recognition and integration
  • Attain advertising and promotion opportunities
  • Contribute to the planning process of the event
  • Acquire the opportunity to contribute mentors
  • Receive new opportunities to reach more customers
  • And more…

You can now register to be a sponsor. Applications for partnership packages are now open and will close soon. Contact us today

Pros of signing up early include: being able to provide your input, collaborating with us on the crucial planning process and getting to engage early with our BEBC members pre-event.

Want to sponsor the Black Business Summit and support Black entrepreneurs and youth? Contact us to see our sponsorship packages!
Co-Presenting Sponsor – $45,000
  • Co-brand the summit
  • Speak at the summit
  • Present a section of programming at the summit
  • Brand a dedicated section within the breakout workshops
  • Opportunity to contribute a quarterly online event/webinar
  • A dedicated section in the weekly e-Newsletter
  • Ad on the summit page
  • Opportunity to contribute mentors
  • Integration in marketing campaign
  • Engage in post-event sessions and town halls
Gold Sponsor – $35,000
  • Get recognition and brand integration
  • Introduce a section of the summit
  • Contribute tools to the toolbox
  • Opportunity to contribute one piece of content a month to the e-Newsletter
  • Opportunity to partner on one online event
  • Opportunity to contribute mentors
  • Opportunity to be included in the digital trade show
  • Opportunity to engage in a post-event town hall
Silver Sponsor – $15,000
  • Get recognition and brand integration 
  • Receive once a quarter integration into our e-Newsletter
  • Contribute tools to the toolbox
  • Opportunity to contribute mentors
Seed Sponsor – $10,000
  • Get recognition and brand integration 
  • Receive twice a year integration into our e-Newsletter
  • Contribute tools to the toolbox and trade show sessions

Our Past Summit Sponsors

The BEBC partners with a variety of leading businesses and organizations for the Black Business Summit. In the past, our event sponsors have included companies such as: