The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) recently announced the honorees of the Harry Jerome Awards. The BBPA is a charitable organization whose mission is to advance Canada’s Black community by facilitating the delivery of programs that support businesses, personal excellence, and more. The announcement named Exclucity founder and CEO Trent Out Loud a recipient of the 2022 RBC Young Entrepreneur Award. Trent was highlighted for his outstanding achievements at the 40th annual Harry Jerome Awards Gala on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
Receiving the RBC Young Entrepreneur Award at the 40th Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards was truly humbling. It is an honour to be recognized by such a prestigious organization for my work as an entrepreneur, says Trent.
From selling T-shirts and du-rags out of the trunk of his car in Montreal to becoming the CEO of one of the most successful brands in Canadian history, Trent Out Loud is the epitome of persistence and dedication. The mental health advocate dives into the peaks and pits of his entrepreneurial journey in his autobiographies, How Sneakers Saved My Life: Book 1 and How Sneakers Ruined My Life: Book 2. With ten storefronts that have employed more than 800 people, Trent Out Loud has transformed the sneaker culture in Canada.