Happly Ever After: Thierry Lindor, BMO’s Black Entrepreneur

Happly Ever After: Thierry Lindor, BMO’s Black Entrepreneur

Thierry Lindor is the Co-founder and CEO of Happly.Ai, an inspiring entrepreneur and active citizen who has significantly impacted the industry through his innovative work and dedication to creating positive change. With years of hard work, Thierry Lindor has been awarded the BMO Black Entrepreneur of the Year award for his innovative work. His dedication to creating positive change has continued to be recognized in the industry. 

Meet Thierry Lindor: Entrepreneur, Active Citizen, and Trailblazer

Thierry’s journey as an entrepreneur began in real estate, only to migrate towards technology with the launch of a modern media company, Influence ORB, which aimed to bridge the gap between companies and influencers. Since then, he has continued to build his reputation as an innovative leader, collaborating with Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala and Vice President Al Gore.

In 2019, Thierry won the Black Tech Matters “Innovative Entrepreneur of the Year” award in Washington, DC, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the tech industry. The same year, he was honoured at the United Nations as one of the Global Top 100 under 40 most influential people of African descent. He shared the stage with figures like Naomi Osaka, Drake, and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

In 2022, he was named valedictorian of the prestigious Next Ai and HEC Accelerator, and his company won the 2022 TOP Venture award from BMO and the DMZ AMEX award. In 2023, Thierry and his team won first place at the University of Toronto BCC National competition, showcasing their continued success and leadership in the tech industry.

Impact of Lindor’s Latest Venture: Happly.Ai

During the pandemic, Thierry launched Colors Of COVID, a platform that collects race-based data to help track the impact of the pandemic on marginalized communities. The results were published in one of Europe’s top scientific journals, showcasing the power of data to drive positive change.

In 2021, Thierry co-founded the Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE), which raised $330M with the federal government and the private sector to support Canadian entrepreneurs of African descent. His latest venture, Happly.Ai, aims to democratize access to funding while reducing economic inequalities by providing access to opportunities for business owners, with an intentional focus on marginalized entrepreneurs.

Thierry Lindor is a true trailblazer in the tech industry, using his expertise and influence to make a difference in the world. His commitment to creating positive change and supporting marginalized communities inspires us all, and we are honoured to recognize him as the BMO Entrepreneur of the Year.

As we continue to celebrate the achievements of Black professionals in the tech industry, let us remember the importance of supporting and uplifting diverse voices. Join the largest networking community for Black tech professionals and connect with leaders like Thierry! Sign up for Obsidi today and take your career to the next level.

About Obsidi By BPTN Awards

The Obsidi By BPTN Awards, presented by BMO, is an annual event that celebrates and recognizes the excellence of Black professionals in the technology industry. The awards aim to inspire future generations of Black tech professionals and encourage organizations to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Award Category

This award recognizes a seasoned Black entrepreneur who has started and developed a successful North American technology business or start-up in the past three years. The award recipient has positively impacted the technology industry, and their contributions have pushed the boundaries in terms of innovation.

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