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(File) Inclusive Entrepreneurship: Accelerating the Entrepreneurial Potential of Black Canadians
In the first iteration of a series of informative papers, The Office of Senator Colin Deacon explores the best available practices to accelerate the economic potential of Black Canadians. Following engagements with several entrepreneurs, executive leaders and community members, we have gathered insights and information to support the thesis that the entrepreneurial potential of Black Canadians has been limited by several factors. In this paper we focus on highlighting existing gaps, emerging programs across the country that are exemplar, and areas of opportunity that could be further explored by entrepreneurs, community leaders, corporate executives and governments. This paper assesses the current state of Black entrepreneurship in Canada, emerging initiatives, and promising areas of focus for the future.
Insight Series: OBIC on Government
In this seventh episode of Open Banking Initiative Canada's (OBIC) Insight Series, Senator Deacon and host Michelle Beyo (CEO of Finavator INC.) sat down with the Competition Bureau of Canada and the Competition and Markets Authority of the UK to discuss the benefits of open banking for consumers and businesses. They were joined by expert panelists Leila Wright (Associate Deputy Commissioner at the Competition Bureau of Canada) and Dr. Bill Roberts (Head of Open Banking at the UK Competition and Markets Authority). The panel explored the opportunities open banking can provide for consumers and businesses, how open banking can catalyze competition in both Canada and the UK, and the role that government plays in accelerating those processes.
Insight Series: OBIC on Digital ID
In this sixth episode of Open Banking Initiative Canada's (OBIC) Insight Series, Senator Deacon, host Michelle Beyo (CEO of Finavator INC.), and expert panelists Kashmera Self (AVP, Strategy & Emerging Solutions Delivery at Interac Corp) and David Birch (Leader of 15Mb Ltd. and commentator on Digital Financial Services) focus in on discussions of consent, Digital ID, and how open banking can offer solutions to issues of financial marginalization.
Insight Series: OBIC on Banking
In the fifth episode of Open Banking Initiative Canada's (OBIC) Insight Series, Senator Deacon and host Michelle Beyo (CEO of Finavator INC.) are joined by Mohima Poddar (SVP and Head of Retail Banking at EQ Bank) and Hetal Popat (Director for Open Banking Services at HSBC). The expert panel explored the benefits of open banking for public companies in both Canada and the UK, and the importance of open banking in providing a framework to facilitate meaningful partnerships and digitization in the financial sector.
Senator Deacon for the 2020 Canadian Export Challenge, submit your pitch today!
Just over one week left to submit your pitch for Startup Canada's 2020 Canadian Export Challenge (CXC). The CXC aims to help startups become export-ready, connect with the trade and global growth system, and to gain global exposure through a series of digital events powered by Google. Click to hear Senator Deacon's thoughts on why you should apply!
Registration for the event along with pitch applications are open until September 9th.