Home Equity & Inclusion Events Innovation Factory Events Inclusive Innovation – Building Your Business with DEI Principles
Inclusive Innovation: Building your business with DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) principles

Inclusive Innovation – Building Your Business with DEI Principles

Unlock the transformative power of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within your startup journey. Startups that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion position themselves to succeed in a rapidly evolving business landscape by harnessing the full potential of their team members and adapting to the diverse needs of customers and stakeholders.

In a world where inclusive practices fuel success, startups stand at the forefront of embedding these principles from their very inception. However, the lack of accessible tools and resources often leaves founders navigating this terrain without a clear roadmap.

Registration Details


Whether you’re at the helm of a budding venture or steering an established startup, you will learn how break down barriers, foster connections, and foster innovation that’s inclusive by design.

About this event

Equip your business with the practical know-how to weave diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) principles seamlessly into the fabric of your organization. Recognizing that startups evolve through distinct phases of development, this workshop ingeniously aligns with these phases, guiding founders through each step of the journey to foster innovation through inclusion.

This workshop isn’t just about knowledge acquisition—it’s about transformation. It’s about nurturing a startup culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and embraces inclusion.

Meet the Speaker

Seun Adetunji, Founder @ MedInclude

Seun Adetunji is the Founder of MedInclude. Prior to starting MedInclude, she helped Design teams at Shopify embed the principles of DEI into Shopify’s products and services. Seun brings her experience from her work with organizations like Cadbury and the Canadian Stomach Cancer Foundation to bear on DEI topics. She’s enrolled in a Masters’ degree in Business Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) at the University of Waterloo and currently teaches Decolonization & DEI at OCAD University in Toronto.

The event is finished.


Nov 17 2023


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

More Info



Innovation Factory (Virtual)


Innovation Factory
Innovation Factory
[email protected]
14th Annual LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition and in-person Gala on September 26, 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets available on lionslair.ca

Attend the 14th annual LiONS LAIR pitch competition

Since 2011, Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR has helped more than 150 startups launch and scale their businesses. This fall, join over 350 entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to network over dinner and drinks, celebrate innovation, and watch finalists pitch live to a panel of judges to win cash and in-kind prizes.

When: September 26, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

Where: LiUNA Station – 360 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H5

Celebrate BIG ideas that make a bigger impact at The Big DiF, Innovation Factory’s annual open house and client showcase. Join 250+ people from the Hamilton-Halton community to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation.

Join Innovation Factory's Annual Open House - The Big DiF!

Network with 250+ industry professionals, discover emerging solutions from our innovators, and celebrate entrepreneurship within the Hamilton-Halton ecosystem.

May 9, 2024 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm | Hamilton, Ontario