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startGBC Entrepreneurship Newsletter | December 2019



GBC News



Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 Wraps!!


George Brown College Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 Impact

Wow, what amazing week we had at George Brown College during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019!!  Collaborations around the entire college resulted in George Brown College putting on 21 events during the week that delivered a positive impact to 519 students.  

DMGI Holiday Mixer


DMGI Holiday Mixer


Come out and support local entrepreneurs as they showcase their exciting products and services at the annual George Brown College Digital Media and Gaming Incubator Holiday Mixer!!


Free Entry


Event Date:  Thursday, December 5, 2019


Hygge Holiday Market


Visit and support a George Brown College alumni entrepreneur as they stage a one day pop-up store at the Stackt Market.  Shop for sustainable gifts that also focus on well being and mindfulness.


Free Entry


Event Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019



MyWineCanada and Brazil Heels Logos


Stackt Market Vendors


Tis the time to be jolly and if you are looking for those extra special gifts then be sure to check out the Stackt Market and our Pop-Up Unit 5-103.  This week 2 great GBC Alumni start-ups are in the space waiting to greet you.  MyWineCanada and Brazil Heels


Last Day at Stackt: December 8, 2019

Be Build Brand Pitch Competition




Come out and support this years Toronto Community Housing BE. BUILD. BRAND. (B3) Entrepreneurship Program Cohort as they pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.  Cheer them on and encourage them to move forward with their passion! 


Event: December 11, 2019


GBC #WhyNotMe Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight


Lilia Costa Founder of Brazil Heels


This month we have the pleasure to speak with Lilia Costa, Founder, Brazil Heels and gain valuable insight into her entrepreneurial journey. 


What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring entrepreneurs?


Be kind with yourself when you fail doing something. There will be lots of challenges along the way, so don't give up when you face them.


Upcoming Events


TechTO Logo


MarketingTO & TechTO


December 3 & 9, 2019




Cyber Tech & Risk Insider Threat Prevention Workshop


Cyber Tech & Risk


December 4, 2019







York Region Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund


York Region Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund


Application Closing Date: December 15 2019




Enactus George Brown College



Are you a full-time undergraduate and/or graduate student at a Canadian post-secondary academic institution for the current academic year?


Are you a founder and have at least 25% ownership of the company with no other individual or group with greater ownership?

Are you the individual primarily responsible for the business’ day-to-day operations?


If so then apply now for the Enactus Canada Competition that can help fund your growth.  The first place will result in $10,000 of working cash and mentorship support.


Application Closing Date: December 6, 2019





Seasons Greetings


Season Greetings from startGBC



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