Startup Canada Entrepreneur Support Award
International Black Economic Forum
The winner of the 2018 Startup Canada Entrepreneur Support Award is the International Black Economic Forum a Montreal-based think tank designed to improve, accelerate, and economically empower black populations across Canada and the world. Their mission is to accelerate wealth creation by counteracting inequalities, building inclusive communities, and encouraging stakeholders to work together to promote economic opportunities. Their flagship forum provides an immersive experience of mentorship, training, and collaboration to foster creativity and action amongst black entrepreneurs, professionals, and community organizers. The think tank is founded by Kerlande Mibel, a sought-after political and economic advisor who has served on numerous boards and advised Montreal’s Mayoral Cabinet. Under her leadership, IBEF (i-b-e-f) is building sustainable economic ecosystems within Black communities and creating a powerful economic force around the world.