Takara Small is a Toronto-based tech entrepreneur, journalist and developer. She is a technology columnist on Metro Morning and the founder and executive director of VentureKids Canada, a Toronto-based nonprofit that provides free coding classes and startup workshops to youth living in low-income and underserved communities. Since launching, the organization has worked with community-focused groups like Toronto Public Library and Venture13 to create inclusive opportunities for diverse students from across the city of Toronto and the province. Meanwhile her written and broadcast work been featured in news outlets around the world, which include the BBC, CBC, Toronto Star, Refinery29, Flare magazine, Fortune magazine and more. In addition to her work on CBC Radio she is also the host/producer of the Globe and Mail’s technology podcast “I’ll Go First”, which in 2018 was named one of the best technology podcasts in the country by Apple Canada.