Black Business Summit 2024

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When we’re alone, problems seem insurmountable. But together, Black entrepreneurs are unstoppable.
Our first-of-its kind Black Business Summit returns in May 2024.
Learn from the best of the best. Sharpen your business acumen. Break barriers holding you back.

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.

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Save the dates:
May 24-25, 2024

Partner with the Black Business Summit as a Corporate Sponsor

Get Involved with the Summit by Volunteering

Why attend the Summit?

THE FIRST OF ITS KIND HYBRID EVENT

Immerse yourself in two days of empowerment by attending the Black Business Summit in-person at Emily Carr University of Art + Design – where innovation meets inspiration. Set against the backdrop of the Coastal Mountains and nestled in the artistic hub of Vancouver, Emily Carr University provides the perfect space for creativity, learning and collaboration. Each ticket also includes breakfast, lunch, and a sit-down gala dinner specially crafted by local Black restaurants. 

Our gala on May 24 will recognize the outstanding achievements of Black youth, women, entrepreneurs, and non-profits. We’ll also announce the winners of this year’s Black Pitch Contest. It’s a celebration of excellence you won’t want to miss!  

Forge powerful connections and catalyze change within the vibrant community of Black businesses and entrepreneurs. Act now to be part of this transformative experience that will propel YOU to new heights. 

Limited tickets are available! Secure your spot now for special early-bird pricing of just $99!

IN PERSON TICKETS

Be part of the excitement in Vancouver, BC! Learn from experienced thought-leaders, network with other entrepreneurs, and watch groundbreaking ideas take center stage.

VIRTUAL TICKETS

Join us online from anywhere in the world. We invite you join our attendee portal where you can start networking right away!

Corporate Tables

Reserve a table for 8-10 guests and help provide bursaries to support Canada’s most promising Black entrepreneurs!

Enter the code “EARLYBIRD” at checkout and if you’re a Black Business Owner use code “BBEARLYBIRD” by February 28th!

Virtual and in-person booths are available for purchase! If you are interested in being one of our exhibitor’s contact us for next steps!

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.

Register for our 2024 Hybrid Summit today! We have virtual and in-person tickets available for you to choose from here!

Enter the code “EARLYBIRD” at checkout and if you’re a Black Business Owner use code “BBEARLYBIRD” by February 28th!

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

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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: