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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | July 2020


GBC News

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Learn to Learn Design Charrette


Develop your design thinking skills, as you provide social innovation solutions to challenges within our community.  George Brown College students and recent graduates are invited to register for this amazing online design charrette opportunity.  We are looking for students from every academic centre to participate.  Registration closes July 8, so register your interest today!




Canada Student Service Grant


Student Service Grant


Students from all academic centres are invited to gain and build entrepreneurial mindset skills whilst supporting not-for-profit organizations overcoming social challenges.  


Registration Open Now


startGBC Fundamentals Product Validation


Product Validation


startGBC continues its monthly Fundamentals program with the Product Validation online workshop.  Open to all George Brown College students and alumni.  


Date & Time: July 22, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.


George Brown College Analytics Club


GBC Analytics Club


Join others interested in analytics and the power they have in the world of commerce.  This is a reflection session to discuss “The Trusted Advisor” book


Date & Time: July 6, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

startGBC Summer Camp Registration


startGBC Summer Camp


Calling all George Brown College budding entrepreneurs!  Register now to be part of this year's startGBC Online Summer Camp designed to build entrepreneurial skills


August 17 to 21, 2020


GBC #WhyNotMe Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight

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Mutiat Olaniyan - May9


This month we are delighted to be shining the spotlight on Mutiat Olaniyan, founder of May9 and the winner of the 2019 startGBC Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  It's simply amazing how far Mutiat has grown her business in that short period of time.  Click through to read the full article.  

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

Start, don’t stop and be consistent!

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

HackerNest Logo


Community Open Chat

This HackerNest Toronto Community Open Chat will be an evening of discussions with others from the tech community, akin to what you’re used to at the Tech Socials. 

Date & Time: July 6, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Parkdale Centre for Innovation Early Stage Investor Panel


Early Stage Investor Panel


This panel will discuss some of the investment strategies entrepreneurs could use to leverage their fundraising efforts from an equity lens and discuss the current investment landscape.

Date & Time: July 8, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.


TechTO Logo


TechTO Together

TechTO continues with monthly sessions.  Hear inspirational stories and learn practical tips from tech innovators who dreamed, struggled, and persevered.

Date & Time: July 13, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

RIC Centre


Investor Pitch Preparation


This workshop will go through an ideal presentation format as well as walk through the unique requirements of an investor pitch and the 10 points on which you should focus. 

Date & Time: July 9, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.


DMS Online Advertising and Digital Marketing Budget


Maximizing Online Advertising

You don't need a big budget to get noticed on the web - you just need creativity! Savvy businesses are using bootstrap digital marketing techniques to amplify their message

Date & Time: July 14, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

SheEO Female Founders


Female Founders Advice


Female Founders weekly SheEO Ask-Give sessions to connect with fellow women entrepreneurs and to opportunities to get support in the challenges you are facing.

Date & Time: July 15, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.

Funding & Support Programs

George Brown College


Business in the Streets Virtual Summer Programs


Business in the Streets


Applications are now open for Business in the Streets (BITS) virtual summer programs that support early stage entrepreneurs to validate, develop and grow their business.    


Register Before: July 10, 2020



Access Capital Fund Women Entrepreneur Accelerator


Women's Business Accelerator

Access Capital Fund is now accepting applications for its dedicated online business accelerator supporting women entrepreneurs.  Limited to 30 applicants.  

Register Before: July 10, 2020


Digital Main Street shopHERE Program Logo




To help support the growth of businesses by helping them get online during this challenging time.  Digital Main Street with Google are offering free website development.  


Ongoing Support Process


City of Toronto Covid-19 Support


City of Toronto COVID-19


In response to the fast paced government support programs being introduced during COVID-19 the City of Toronto has created a dedicated page.  

Ongoing Support Process

startGBC Shop Local Campaign

George Brown College


startGBC Shop Local Campaign


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