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Watch Ujimaa founder Jordan Subban talk about the importance of technological innovation in the Black community at the Tech Summit Black.

On Saturday Feb 27th Jordan Subban will be joined by John Robinson Jr, Yaa Priscilla and Lily Akagbosu on the Black Tech Founders panel to highlight the growing opportunities for Black youth in the technology Industry.

The Tech Summit Black is a free virtual conference to target Black youth between the ages of 14-29 to learn about the future of technology and entrepreneurship. Technological innovation allows businesses to stay relevant in a competitive market and it’s also a significant factor to increase economic growth in the Black Community.

 

“By supporting small businesses in our community we allow them to grow. With growth comes opportunity and resources which act as a funnel that allows businesses to innovate.”  -  Jordan Subban

Meet The Panelist

Jordan Subban -  Founder, Ujimaa

Jordan Subban is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who most recently played in North America for the Toronto Marlies. Jordan is the founder of Ujimaa, a marketplace that amplifies BIPOC and Women-owned businesses and provides the community with an opportunity to make conscious shopping decisions. 

Yaa Birago - Co-Founder and CEO of FemmeBNB | Tech Entrepreneur 

Yaa Birago is a tech entrepreneur, Co-founder and CEO of FemmeBnB Inc.; the first social networking vacation and short-term rental platform that allows women to rent their spaces to other women in hopes of maximizing safety, peace of mind and comfort, along with AI-Powered Travel Companion to help women plan their trip from start to end.

John Robinson Jr. - Founder and CEO of Joy+

John Robinson Jr.'s personal development mobile app is scheduled to be available in the Apple App Store and Google Play in January 2021.  He’s also a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant, having done speaking engagements for companies such as American Express, Top Hat, and more.

Lily Akagbosu - Founder of BackPocket

Lily is a community builder, Carleton University graduate, and former President of the Carleton University Students’ Association. She is a 2020 Venture for Canada fellow and a 2021 NEXT36 Entrepreneur. Lily is the founder of BackPocket, a new platform that makes gifting fun & easy.

To join the free virtual conference to listen and connect with leaders and athletes in the tech industry click here.

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