Daniel FrancavillaEntrepreneur & Changemaker
After earning a degree in Graphic Design at OCAD University, he completed a certificate in Digital Strategy & Communications Management at the University of Toronto.
As Creative Director of Now Creative Group, Daniel works with a team of creatives and strategists to provide Design, Digital, Marketing and Media services to startups, businesses and non-profits. He also produces content for their own media properties, Now Digital Network. The agency’s clients range from startups to TELUS and CBC.
Daniel is passionate about helping other to create social change. After traveling to developing countries as a student, he founded a non-profit to help children in the developing world receive an education and to empower local youth to become leaders. Today, ACCESS focuses on supporting youth who are creating their own projects and organizations for positive social change, and offers micro-grants through the ACCESS Fund.
Daniel has spoken at a variety of events, conferences and workshops within the Toronto startup scene and non-profit sector. He has also mentored students from high school to post-secondary on starting their own initiatives, businesses and careers. Daniel shares his learnings, tips and experiences on his blog, podcast and YouTube show.
Daniel is currently working on his first book, about how to start something when you are young.