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DMZ to expand programming for Black entrepreneurs with announcement of additional financial support

by the DMZ, Tech Accelerator

June 23, 2020

TORONTO, June 23, 2020 – The DMZ Black Innovation Fellowship (BIF), a program dedicated to providing Black tech founders with more equitable entrepreneurial opportunities, announced a $1 million program expansion as the initiative moves into its second year. A new commitment comes from Ottawa-based couple Harley Finkelstein, COO, Shopify and entrepreneur Lindsay Taub, combined with a promise from Ryerson University to match new major donations of up to $500K. The $1M funding goal announced today will enhance programming initiatives and ensure BIF has the capacity to immerse more Black founders in a space that meets their unique needs, and help break down barriers for business growth. BIF aims to serve more than five times the number of startups currently in the program in the next year.


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