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February 8, 2023 - An Entrepreneurs’ Journey ̶ Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Entrepreneur Focus

There is no better way to learn about entrepreneurship than hearing the stories of successful entrepreneurs themselves! As numerous Canadian organizations pledge to make the ‘’Business World” an inclusive place, our panel of successful local BIPOC entrepreneurs will share their stories and give you the opportunity to ask them any questions. Join us as Ogo Okwumabua, Felicita Ovadje and Charmaine Jennings share their story! 

Ogo Okwumabua, Co-Owner at Zueike Inc.

Ogo Okwumabua is a Winnipeg-based entrepreneur and co-owner of Zueike, an athleisure clothing company that designs and manufactures premium athletic apparel for all lifestyles. Ogo is a University of Manitoba School of Business alumni. He also played sports in university, shining as a star forward for the Manitoba Bisons from 1995-2000, where he went on to play professionally, followed by several coaching positions.

Felicita Ovadje, Founder at Felicheeta Artistry

Felicita Ovadje is a practicing attorney with areas of interest in Family, Immigration, Corporate and Commercial Law.  She has an eye for the arts and enjoys being creative when she is not working. She has constantly juggled being a practicing attorney and a freelance artist over the past 6 years. With an eye for excellence, she realized the gap within the North American beauty industry and decided to be that change. Felicita is passionate about the success of Immigrants, especially the African population; she wants to play her part by creating a one-of-a-kind retail store. 

Charmaine Jennings - Founder & CEO at Strategic Charm 

Founder and CEO of Strategic Charm, Charmaine is a social media and marketing executive who helps businesses connect with dream clients and customers online. Since 2016, Strategic Charm has been helping clients find their voice and define their message so they can confidently and strategically communicate their passion for their industry, the work they do and the value of their offers. Charmaine is also the founder of Hustle + Charm – a community of women who come together for support in life, entrepreneurship and career growth. She also teaches digital marketing at The University of Winnipeg and enjoys helping students develop their marketing skills.

Date: February 8, 2023

Time: 11:30 AM

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February 22, 2023 - Get Funded with Futurpreneur

Getting the necessary funds to start a business from the ground up can be challenging for first-time business owners and founders. Futurpreneur offers programs specifically tailored to young entrepreneurs to help them successfully launch their ventures. Join us and learn about current initiatives they have in place to support your business goals from Noah Wilson, Mona Lisa, and Andrew Tse. 

Noah Wilson

Noah Wilson self-identifies as Cree man with French/Ukrainian heritage on his mother's side of the family. Noah is a proud community member of Peguis First Nation which is the largest Treaty 1(1871) community located in the province of Manitoba. At Futurpreneur, it is Noah’s privilege to be apart of an all-Indigenous Business Development Manager team who are mandated to help Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs develop a viable business plan and cash-flow projections to gain access up to $60,000 in working capital to launch their Indigenous Start-up or $15,000 for their Indigenous Side hustle with a mentor for 2 years. 

Mona Lisa

Mona-Lisa Prosper is the new Director, Black Entrepreneurs at Futurpreneur – a culmination of a multifaceted career that’s spanned a broad variety of fields and disciplines. Over the past decade, Prosper has garnered experience in the fields of law, entrepreneurship, economic development and talent acquisition, working with everyone from tech firms to fashion designers. Along the way, she developed an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Andrew Tse

Andrew has a PhD from the Western University in London, Ontario specializing in biotechnology. He has 10 years in consulting and scientific research experience. He moved to Winnipeg 5 years ago to pursue translational research and got interested in entrepreneurship. At Futurpreneur, he helps young entrepreneurs access capital, mentorship, and coaching to start businesses.

Date: February 22, 2023

Time: 11:30 AM

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March 7, 2023 - Pitch It’ Till You Get It! Delivering the Perfect Business Plan Presentation & Elevator Pitch

Presenting your idea in a concise and dynamic way is a great approach to make a good first impression. If you are an entrepreneur, student, business leader or employee looking to convince investors, partners, experts to join your cause, or if you are simply aspiring to gain confidence in public speaking, join us to discover what makes a great pitch and how to deliver the perfect presentation.

Date: March 7, 2023

Time: 11:30 AM

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March 8, 2023 - What It Takes To Be a Champion: Tales From a Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Marnie MacBean, O.C - Sponsored by The Associates

Join us for an exciting fireside chat with Marnie McBean, O.C. Canada’s Chef de Mission, 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist as she shares a recipe for success that can be applied to all endeavors including Entrepreneurship.

Highlighting Marnie’s journey as an Olympian, the work, the challenges, her successes and the competencies needed to compete, as well as her hard-earned wisdom that have enabled her to succeed in the most challenging environments; the dynamic session will be moderated by Rhiannon Leier Blacher - Manager, Marketing and Communications at the Asper School of Business also an Olympian. Rhiannon is a two-time world championship finalist and a world cup gold medalist who competed for Canada in swimming.

This event will take place virtually as part of the Center’s International Women’s Day Celebration as well as The New Venture Championships Kick-off on March 9th, 2023.

Date: March 8, 2023

Time: 11:30 AM

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March 22, 2023 - I Have a Business Plan! What's Next?

You have put in the work, followed the steps, and written your Business Plan. Now it is time to execute your PLAN! Join us and learn how to effectively launch your business and confidently enter the next phase in your entrepreneurial journey.  

Date: March 22, 2023

Time: 11:30 AM

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April 5, 2023 - Healthy Entrepreneurs & Wealthy Ventures

Before your business, comes You! As an entrepreneur, balancing your life is no small task! In fact, entrepreneurs often overdo it and can easily become burnt out. Join us and learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid burnout while running a successful business.

Date: April 5, 2023

Time: 11:30 AM

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April 19, 2023 - Be the Change You Want to See! Social Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

Are you passionate about Community and Social Good? Perhaps you have an innovative idea to support your community, or you are a leader looking to make a positive impact in your local or global community; Social Entrepreneurship is the way to ‘’be the change you want to see’’! Join our panel of social entrepreneurs as they discuss their journey to make the world a ‘’better” place.

Date: April 19, 2023

Time: 11:30 AM

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Past webinars

Webinar: Want to be Your Own Boss? What You Need to Know
September 14, 2022

Webinar: It All Begins with an Idea! Finding the Creative Zone 
October 12, 2022

Webinar: Family Business: The Next Generation Takes Flight, Sprague Richardson 
December 8, 2022

Webinar: Think Like an Entrepreneur!
September 28, 2022

Webinar: Find The Sweet Spot For Your Target Market
November 23, 2022

Webinar: The Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide for Entrepreneurs 
January 11, 2023


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