Year: 2021

Ian Andre Espinet

Entrepreneur, Creative, Community Advocate,
Iconic Arts & Entertainment Inc.


Ian Andre Espinet is a Toronto born, serial entrepreneur, creative and lifelong community advocate.

A business professional with over 2 1/2 decades of combined expertise in various areas of business, he is a proficient marketer, graphic designer & creative director, social media specialist, entertainment impresario, public speaker, moderator and community servant.

He is a trusted and respected member of the Canadian music & entertainment sectors.

He frequently volunteers and speaks to children/youth on entrepreneurship; is currently a member of the Ontario Creates Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), the programming and advocacy committees of ADVANCE (Canada’s Black Music Collective), and as a FACTOR Hip Hop and R&B Juror for the last 5 sessions. He is the co-creator of the Breaking Down Racial Barriers Roundtable on anti-Black racism in the Canadian music industry, and is currently authoring an adjacent report presented by CIMA which will be supported by many prominent organizations and corporations in the industry.

He has served on the board of CHRY/VIBE 105.5fm (4 years) and Caras’ JUNO hip hop jury, and is the recipient of the Government of Canada’s “150 Neighbours” CityBuilder Award (for service to Scarborough) and a City of Toronto Volunteer & Community Service Award.


Entrepreneur | Entertainment Impresario | Creative Director | Community Advocate

Founder, Iconic Arts & Entertainment | Black Star Graphic Design & Communications, Co-Founder: Breaking Down Racial Barriers