Member Support Services

How it Works

 

We are here to help you find the right BIPOC Foundation programs for you, connect you with our network, and match you with an expert advisor to personally assist you with the challenges your business is facing today. We also facilitate the BIPOC Foundation Membership which includes 2-4 free advisory meetings per month.

Our Business Advisors

Each of our advisors are active entrepreneurs with over a decade of experience across several industries, and a passion for helping other entrepreneurs succeed. They understand the technical and mental complexities of your journey, and how to assist you with considering your next steps case by case.

Ejemen Roluga

Ejemen Roluga

Industries: Financial Services, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Trading

Skills: Business Planning, Corporate Strategy, Feasibility Reports, Financial Modeling (Budgeting and Forecasting), Fundraising

Ejemen Roluga is a corporate finance expert and strategy professional who has worked with some of the most successful Black-led early stage and growth phase companies across diverse industries and continents at different stages of their growth cycles, and in the process closed over US$50m+ in funding and M&As on this journey.

Eyren Uggenti

Eyren Uggenti

Industries: Digital Media Design, Education, Entrepreneurship, Events & Entertainment, Non-profit

Skills: Business Analysis Tools, Design Thinking, Marketing, Project Management, Strategy

Eyren brings project and program management experience working with leading resource centres in Canada including Small Business BC (Canadian Business Network) and Tecconnect.  Responsible for program development and driving ecosystem collaboration within the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) from 2019-2022, he built offerings such as the Rural Technology Incubator Program, the Indigenous Technology Incubator Program, the New Canadian Technology Incubator Program, and the Entrepreneurship 101, 102, and 201 series.

Lorietta Abarshi

Lorietta Abarshi

Industries: Agriculture, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Service Industries

Skills: Business Planning, Financial Management & Planning, Policy, Regulations, Licensing

Lorietta is highly skilled in Business Management, Portfolio Management, Business Planning, Risk Management, Credit Planning, and Business Consultation. She is passionate about guiding entrepreneurs to gain knowledge of their respective industries and make quality decisions regarding their business. She aims to provide the right resources in compliance with government funding and loan policies, help develop financial plans, help clients develop and grow their businesses ideas from implementation to completion, and maintain long-lasting relationships with entrepreneurs by understanding their needs and resolving inquiries.

Siju Ewhubare

Siju Ewhubare

Industries: Construction, Engineering, Non-Profit, Oil & Gas, Technology

Skills: Human Resources, Leadership Development, Mentorship, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development

Siju Ewhubare is a Human Resource Professional holding professional designations as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP). She is currently a People and Culture Manager with EllisDon Corporation, a co-founder of Crown Mentorship Foundation, and a founding member of ABEEL Foundation.

Tolu Amadi

Tolu Amadi

Industries: Arts and Entertainment, Education, Food, Manufacturing, Tech

Skills: eCommerce, Leadership Development, Programming Languages, Software Development, Systems Optimization

Tolu combines her natural ability to learn and integrate technologies with her passion for creating positive change in those she works with. She has the diverse and in-depth technical knowledge of software and programming languages (including PHP, Front End HTML, CSS, and C++) and the creative vision to streamline systems, processes and integrations for organizations. She is excited to see businesses becoming less resistant to change and new technologies and to help them harness emerging technologies and methodologies to run more efficiently. 

Wani Alali

Wani Alali

Industries: Performance Consulting, Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, Technology (e-commerce)

Skills: Strategy, Business Finance, M&A, Scale & Growth, Market Research

Wani Alali is an acquisition entrepreneur, investor, and growth advisor with experience spanning central banking, oil and gas, eCommerce, non-profit field research & assessments and finance. His educational background includes economics, public policy and applied and computational mathematics. He founded Alpha Plexus (lower middle-market business acquisition and alternative financing), and co-founded Lottanna (commodity focused trading).