Takara Small

Technology columnist for Metro Morning, Tech contributor for CBC
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Founder of VentureKids Canada

Takara Small is a Toronto-based technology journalist, entrepreneur and developer. She’s also the technology columnist for Metro Morning (Toronto’s top-rated morning radio show), host and producer of the Globe and Mail startup podcast ‘I’ll Go First’ as well as on-air tech expert for CBC and CTV. Her journalism work has been featured in news outlets around the world, which include the BBC, Toronto Star, Refinery29, Flare magazine, Mic and Fortune magazine. Meanwhile as a sought-after and renowned public speaker, she’s often invited to share her insights about entrepreneurship and innovation with international audiences at festivals, like Deloitte’s DisruptionByDesign summit, Collision conference, Elevate, CIX and Social Media Week.

As the founder of VentureKids Canada (a Toronto-based nonprofit) she and her team provide free coding classes, programming workshops, food and computer supplies to students living in the city’s underserved communities. The organization works in partnership with Toronto Community Housing Corporation (Canada’s largest public housing agency and second biggest in North America), Toronto Public Library (Canada’s largest public library system) and more to boost diversity in the city’s growing technology sector.

Sessions

Women in leadership

10/07/2019 14.40 - 15.10

BDC Women in Technology Boot CampGreen StageKeynote

Founder AMA

11/07/2019 14.45 - 15.45

InteractiveGreen StageInteractive session

Got a burning question? Want to hear from someone who’s fought the same battles you’re facing? Wondering where the risks and opportunities are? Then this interactive session is for you. Our Founder Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) sessions offer candid conversations with experienced founders. These start with 30 minutes of panel discussions among participants, and then we open up for questions...

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