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CNIB Venture Zone entrepreneurship meetups

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CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2

Calling all entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs!

The work world has changed. Entrepreneurship and self-employment are a growing part of our work culture. Many people with sight loss run their own businesses and you can too!

Announcing CNIB Venture Zone meetups – a monthly entrepreneurship networking event.

Venture Zone meetups will feature panel discussions with industry experts, interactive activities and an opportunity to network with colleagues from the world of business.

Learn more about the different aspects of being self-employed. Meet a network of local entrepreneurs and professionals to share tips and problem-solving techniques, brainstorm ideas and get advice on your ideas.

Ask Me Anything: How entrepreneurs with sight loss find success.

Learn from our panelists about accessibility hacks, motivation, building a good team, setting goals and more. You'll have a chance to ask anything you want and hear what it's really like to build your business while living with sight loss.

We're also hosting an Elevator Pitch Competition! Sign up with us and let us know if you'd like to compete and pitch your business for a chance to win a great prize.

Join us for all this plus networking and refreshments on March 30th. 

The Panelists:

Chris ChamberlinChris Chamberlin 

Chris is the founder and former owner of Frontier Computing, a national accessible tech retailer that's 33 years old and counting. Frontier has become a significant part of the sight loss community in Canada. After selling the company to CNIB this year, Chris has found a new passion in wearable tech for people with sight loss and continues to explore the latest technology has to offer.


Denise JustinDenise Justin

Denise Justin is the Creator and Founder of Say Hello 2 Blindness Accessories. Say Hello’s mission is to create sight loss awareness through a line of fashion accessories. The Logo is displayed in Braille and Letters. Denise’s catalyst for launching this business was her own diagnosis of Stargardts in 2012. A degenerative vision loss disease.  The message is being recognized as even bigger than its initial intent.  Simple, say ‘hello’..acknowledge, engage, be present with those around us!  Say Hello is proud to be supported by CNIB. Website // Facebook


Mary MammolitiMary Mammoliti

Food blogger, recipe developer, TV and radio personality and Host/Producer of the Kitchen Confession Podcast. In her early twenties, Mary was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, and as she continues to lose her sight, her love for cooking brightens her days. Educating and speaking about vision loss is her passion; inspiring others to find their happiness drives her. Website // Instagram


Don’t miss out on your opportunity to hear what our highly regarded industry leaders have to share; register today! Email Entrepreneurship@cnib.ca with “Meet-up” in the subject line.

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