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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | September 2019



GBC News



startGBC 2019 Entrepreneur Summer Camp Wraps!!


Participants of the startGBC 2019 Entrepreneur Summer Camp

22 George Brown College students and alumni completed this year's startGBC Entrepreneur Summer Camp, which was supported by the generosity of 41 industry leaders volunteering time to help these budding entrepreneurs succeed, learn more about the camp.

Toronto Community Housing Be Build Brand Program




Are you a TCHC tenant between the ages of 18 – 29?  Interested in starting your own business? Then you should apply for the BE. BUILD. BRAND. (B3) 12-week entrepreneurship program that will provide you with the tools to become your own boss!


Info Session: September 11, 2019


Fundamentals: Ideation and Design Thinking


In this workshop, we will be covering Ideation and Design Thinking. Everything always starts with an idea. Through this workshop, you will learn how to brainstorm and develop ideas that will help you create innovative solutions.


Workshop: September 26, 2019



Cooperathon Fintech Exploration


Cooperathon FinTech Exploration


Are you concerned about financial inclusion in Canada and elsewhere?


Do you have an idea, and believe that this can be the starting point of a startup?


Students or professionals, everybody is invited to explore problems worth solving in Finance.


Workshop: September 12, 2019

GDG Toronto Cloud Computing Event Sept 14 2019


GDG Toronto Cloud Computing Hands-On-Study Jam


Get training from the official  Toronto chapter of Google Developer Group, a $55+ value, free of charge. 


Workshop: September 14, 2019



Global Goals Jam TorontoGlobal Goals Jam Toronto


The Toronto Global Goals Jam is a two-day event to engage designers, developers and strategists to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by creating short-term interventions with long-term impact. 


Workshop: September 20, 2019

Global Goals Jam Toronto


GDG Devefest 19


The most awaited Conference of the year “Google’s DevFest 2019 Toronto” by GDG Cloud Toronto is here. Devfest’ 19 is a one day conference aimed to bring students, developers, tech-companies and awesome speakers together under one roof. 


Conference: September 28, 2019


GBC #WhyNotMe Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight


Diana Coatsworth Bio Picture

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


Don’t wait till you’re ready, just start. You’ll figure it out as you go. You’ll never feel 100%.


Upcoming Events


TechTO Logo


SalesTO, TechTO & FinTechTO


September 10, 16 & 23, 2019





Elevate Tech Conference


September 20 - 26, 2019




OPG Innovation Challenge


OPG Innovation Challenge


September 10, 2019




Cooperathon Kick Off Event


Cooperathon Kick Off


October 2, 2019







Innovative Solutions Canada


Open Challenges for Innovation


Application Closing Dates: October 2019








Asset Rise Development Youth Program


Youth Small Business Program


Designed for individuals aged 16 to 29 who self identify as having experienced a mental health or addiction challenge (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress, anorexia, ADHD, autism spectrum, addiction, or similar challenges). This is a FREE course where participants develop entrepreneurship skills, gain practical tools and confidence, while converting their business idea into a viable customer centric business plan.


Participants successfully completing the program may be eligible to receive a financial incentive of $500 toward the start-up costs of their business.


Digital Main Street


Digital Transformation Grant


The Digital Transformation Grant provides $2,500 to each qualifying small main street Ontario business to purchase and adopt digital tools and technologies. There are ONLY 2000 grants available until March 2020, so apply EARLY. To start the process to apply for a Digital Transformation Grant as a main street business.



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