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Hi, we're Dan & Rina, the co-founders of Speaker Slam Inc.


Our Story

We met 6 years ago at a local speaking group. We became instant friends with a shared passion for personal development, jerk chicken and taking centre stage!

The truth is, we laughed louder than anyone else in the room and we wanted to hang out and dream big. We wanted to create something MAGICAL that would shake the world up and really make an Impact.

We created Speaker Slam so that we could provide a platform for people to share vulnerably and be seen and heard. We watched as our speakers had healing and cathartic experiences.

We saw their speeches explode and get massive views and make a difference to so many people! We saw them leveraging their success to build movements and momentum.

We created the Emerging Speakers training program so that we could help speakers everywhere get clear on their message and create viral worthy speeches. And now, we’ve taken this competition online and made it possible for speakers throughout North America to compete. 

We are excited to be a part of your journey. Join us and our incredibly supportive, heart-centred community. It’s time for YOU to shine!


‚ÄčOur Vision and Mission

At Speaker Slam, our vision is to help create powerful, inspirational and transformative performances, that inspire and impact millions of people to achieve their dreams and live positively.

Our mission is to provide a platform for our speakers to be seen and heard by millions of people across the world.


Core Values

  • Delivering Value: We aim to provide value by going above and beyond
  • Team Oriented: We foster a culture of growth, commitment and passion for the brand. Believe in the Dream!
  • Creative & Innovative: We strive to be different by thinking outside the box
  • Commitment to Excellence: We operate at a high level of professionalism and play
  • Relationships: We connect and build meaningful relationships that are based on love and support

The Founders

Rina Rovinelli

Rina has always been passionate about public speaking and providing a platform for others to push through their fear and share their soul on stage.

She was recently been named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence™ of 2020.

She is a passionate speaker and has recently founded Platform - a program that empowers marginalized individuals to claim their voice and shift their narrative and is running programs in non-profits throughout the GTA.









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What is My Why?

Dan Shaikh

Dan believes in living an inspired life and pushing past your comfort zone to grow every day. At the age of 20, tired of living a sheltered immigrant life, he began doing 5 new experiences a week, leading him to the goal of finishing his bucket list by 25. On that journey of saying YES to new experiences, he discovered personal development, which led to him facing his own adversity. He now provides a platform for others to speak their truth and inspire the world in the process. Dan’s greatest passion and life's mission is to empower minorities to feel a sense of belonging and claim their voice.

Dan studied at Ryerson University in the Business Technology Management program, after which he went on to implement IT systems for IBM, RBC, and Robinson Solutions, serving the likes of Toyota, GM & Tesla. He has gone on to apply his technical knowledge into building Speaker Slam’s backend.

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