Speaker Profiles

Takara Small

Takara Small

Journalist, Developer, Entrepreneur

Takara Small is Toronto-based technology journalist, developer and entrepreneur.
She currently appears on Metro Morning (Toronto's top-rated morning radio show) as a technology columnist and CBC Toronto tech expert on shows, like CBC News, The National and more. She was previously the host/producer for the Globe and Mail startup podcast 'I'll Go First' and contributing editor for Fortune magazine. Over the years her work has appeared in numerous outlets, which include the BBC, Toronto Star, Refinery29, Flare magazine, Mic, Refinery29 and others.
As a sought-after public speaker, she's often invited to share her thoughts about entrepreneurship and technology with global audiences around the world at events, such as Collission, Elevate, Social Media Week, Deloitte's DisruptionByDesign summit and more.
Meanwhile as the founder and executive director of VentureKids Canada, a Toronto-based nonprofit that provides free coding classes and startup workshops to youth living in low-income and underserved communities, she helps diversify Canada's growing technology sector.

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