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Success Stories and Program Impact

Blueprint officially launched in 2021 with 100 BIPOC entrepreneurs selected to take part in a comprehensive mentorship program designed to provide the tools, resources and community to help them thrive – plus, participants received a $10,000 CAD grant to help take their business to the next level.

Hear from past Blueprint participants on their experience

Like so many, the pandemic pushed us to focus on a digital online solution. We could no longer rely on revenue from in-person events. Thanks to the generous grant provided by the Blueprint program, we were able to hire talented student developers, and are now set to launch the first version of our new digital product this season."

Crystal Wong Kruger,
Founder of LIOHAN

The most valuable aspect of this program is access to mentors. Being able to speak to other founders who have had the same struggles has been a great source of encouragement, experience, and knowledge."


Salima Valji,
Founder & CEO
of Unleash Forward

Salima Valji

My main takeaway from the Blueprint program was the ability to network within the startup community and see how we can best collaborate and help one another achieve our goals. The program was very impactful. The mentors and guidance we accessed provided us with many opportunities."

Tosin Ajibola,
Co-Founder & CEO
of Welkom-U

Tosin Ajibola

Meet the 2021 Participants

Blueprint: Backing BIPOC Businesses received over 1000 applications for the 2021 program. Following a very competitive selection process we are proud to introduce our 100 inaugural participants and want to thank all of the businesses that applied.

  • A Cookie Called Quest
  • Abadak Wilderness Adventures
  • Aguathuna Drafting and
  • Consulting Company Ltd.
  • Akinji Entertainment Inc.
  • Alba Pruner Chiropractic PC
  • Alli Therapy
  • Anony
  • Athlete Technology Group
  • BabyWise
  • Biofect Innovations
  • Blair + Jack
  • BLNK Music
  • Building Energy Matters
  • CBJ International Trading Corp.
  • Chocolate Label
  • Cognicorp+ Therapy Inc.
  • CultureAlly Software Inc.
  • Divineity by Jibs Inc.
  • DJL Kreative Kitchen Incorporation
  • DQ Construction Inc.
  • Dreamcreations Designs
  • Driving Round The Block Inc.
  • Elevate & Explore Black Nova Scotia Inc.
  • Faded Living Inc.
  • FemmeBnB Inc.
  • Floofy Pooch Inc.
  • FreshFind Inc.
  • Fruit & Veg To Go Corp
  • Girl Gang Strong Inc.
  • Goldzn Training
  • Grain Data Solutions Inc.
  • Gray Routes AI Inc.
  • Hempergy Corporation
  • Homer’s Inc.
  • i-Access Solutions Inc.
  • Inspirely Education
  • Isle + Indies Studios Inc.
  • Jovic Energy & Project Services Ltd
  • Kasih Mental Health Inc.
  • Kejeo Designs Inc.
  • Kite Electric Ltd.
  • NKS Therapy
  • LIOHAN Inc.
  • Little Havana Café
  • Maango Entertainment Group
  • Mahara Lifestyle Incorporated
  • Mely AI Technologies
  • My Well Self
  • Naij Hair Company Incorporated
  • Neo Juicery Ltd
  • Netact Services Inc.
  • Never Was Average
  • New Pie Co.
  • Nigerian Caterers Ltd.
  • Nippon Sake Imports Corp
  • Notionhive Canada Inc.
  • Onlythestrong Inc.
  • Opopee Inc.
  • Organic Bytes Inc.
  • Orisha Creative
  • Pachira Social Enterprise Inc.
  • Periculum
  • R.I.S.E. Edutainment
  • Raven Rising Enterprises Ltd.
  • Reachout Solutions Inc.
  • Remix Snacks
  • Ruh
  • Salam Toronto Media Inc.
  • Sankara
  • Schoolio Learning Inc.
  • Six Cinquième Inc.
  • SJP Consulting Corp.
  • Snapsmile
  • Street Bites Toronto
  • TalkMaze
  • Taste of Jamaica
  • Thawrih
  • The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books
  • The Fitnest Inc.
  • The Food Equity Project
  • The Garden Collective
  • The Sistines Inc.
  • The Venue Global Inc.
  • Thiah Management and Consulting /
  • Naturally Gorgeous Curls
  • Thinking Audio Inc.
  • The Islands Caribbean Cookshop
  • Triden
  • Trotman Communication
  • Unleash Forward Inc.
  • Urban Magique
  • virtualdoers
  • Welkom-U Inc.
  • Wiarton Residence Inc.
  • Wolastoq Maple Products
  • Wreck Beach Beverage Corporation
  • Xenia Education Inc.
  • 11824686 Canada Inc.
  • 12374765 Canada Inc.
  • 199Z
  • 2187669 Alberta Inc.