In 2018, Grammy award-winning singer The Weeknd, Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 honoree La Mar Taylor and Influencers PR founder Ahmed Ismail launched Hxouse, a Toronto-based incubator for young creatives. Now the trio is setting its sights on elevating Canada’s underrepresented talent with the launch of an entrepreneurial development and mentorship initiative called Black Hxouse.
Black Hxouse’s main goal is to be the first program in Canada dedicated to the long-term economic advancement of Canada’s BIPOC community. The program, backed by TD, will accept people of color ages 18 to 32 for exclusive business programs, workshops and mentoring. Participants will receive real-time information on how to accelerate entrepreneurial endeavors.
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