Isaac Olowolafe Jr. is an entrepreneur, business owner, and philanthropist. He is the founder of BKR Capital (formerly Black Innovation Capital), a venture capital company that focuses on startups led by diverse founders. Isaac established The Dream Legacy Foundation – a philanthropic organization serving as a diversity and inclusion thought leader advocating for the millions of talented Black Citizens and historically underrepresented communities.
Isaac also established The Dream Maker Realty/Olowolafe Family Scholarship Award at the University of Toronto, the largest endowment for African Studies in any Canadian university.
“For the Black community to thrive and become economic leaders, we need three things: strong institutional relationships, more small businesses, and home ownership.”
In this week’s episode of the #StartupPodcast, sponsored by Mastercard and Scotiabank, we talk to Isaac Olowolafe about his journey, how real estate can be a tool for community building, and the future of Black innovation.