Tamar Huggins

Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Educational Equity Advocate, Tech Trailblazer, Speaker, Author
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About

Tamar Huggins is a Canadian tech entrepreneur, author and educator, based in Toronto. She is a trailblazer for diversity, equity and inclusion in tech education and pioneered the development of the Black tech ecosystem in Canada. Tamar is an accomplished multi-hyphenate who has made significant contributions to the field of tech entrepreneurship. Tamar's passion for innovation and technology became evident from an early age. Throughout her life, she has embraced challenges, pushed boundaries, and carved a path of excellence for herself.

Tamar's passion for entrepreneurship led her to found a tech startup that focused on empowering underrepresented tech founders in Toronto. In 2012, she created the first tech accelerator for BIPOC leaders in Canada, called DRIVEN. The accelerator raised $1.1 million for Black, Brown, and women-led tech startups in Canada, who have gone on to raise over 20 million dollars collectively.

In 2015, Tamar launched Tech Spark, the first company committed to advancing students of colour, women, and girls in technology education. Tamar led the development of the first tech entrepreneurship course which is actively taught by teachers within the Ontario education system. Tech Spark has served thousands of students in Canada and the US.

Harnessing the power of AI to drive the transformation of the education system, Tamar launched Spark Plug, a personalized learning platform, that transforms educational content for middle school students. In 2022, Tamar became the first woman to raise over a million dollars to build a personalized learning platform driven by student culture, data and AI.

Under her leadership as CEO, the company has achieved remarkable success, gaining recognition for its cutting-edge curriculum and products. Tamar's strategic vision and ability to identify emerging market trends have positioned the company as a leader in its field.

Beyond her professional achievements, Tamar is a dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. She actively mentors aspiring technologists, particularly underrepresented groups, encouraging them to pursue careers in STEM fields. Tamar is committed to breaking down barriers and fostering a more inclusive environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive.

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Build Black: Using AI to Dismantle Systems and Solve Societal Problems

Raising Your First Million

AI: Avoiding The Next Digital Divide

Responsible AI: Constructing AI With Conscience

The Unfair Advantage

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP0BOKde6I8
Women in Tech: The Future of Canadian Technology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B414MUoDqxE&list=PLIEpKVFvGwLNRTEUUNgiLdKGVCGqDJ8hz
Tamar Huggins of Tech Spark presents The power of doing one thing really really well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f39k-f6nfY
Tamar Huggins among 15 Harry Jerome award winners

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