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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | July 2022


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startGBC Entrepreneurship Summer Camp | Free of Cost | Applications Open Now


Summer Camp 2022_startGBC


The startGBC Summer Camp is back for 2022, and we are going back in-person! The startGBC Summer Camp connects George Brown College students and alumni looking to build a business or social enterprise – with advisors who offer valuable guidance.

startGBC is offering this opportunity to you free of cost. Come and engage with amazing mentor advisors, who can help you bring your business to life, from ideation to commercialization. Applications open now.


Baan Thai Authentic Thai Food


Baan Thai at Lawrence Festival

Check out GBC culinary student Sandy's food stall - Baan Thai food this weekend at the 18th Annual Taste of Lawrence Festival this July 8 - 10! Baan Thai was featured on BlogTO for their amazing selection of Thai food. Named Scarborough's largest street festival, the three-day food and cultural festival will take place along Lawrence Avenue.

Dates: July 8 - July 10, 2022


CAFA Awards


2022 CAFA NewGen List⁣

The NewGen List is created to honour the innovation and brilliance of Canada's most inspiring, emerging trailblazers across multiple creative disciplines from around the country.⁣

GBC has so many amazing entrepreneurs in Fashion, self-nominate or nominate someone you know!

Deadline to submit: July 25, 2022

GBC #WhyNotMe Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College

Burak Ozsoy_Pass The Syrup


Burak Ozsoy is the face behind the latest dessert sensation of Fort York, Pass The Syrup. He comes from a family of chefs and his culinary journey is packed with amazing experiences with world renowned chefs both at school and work. He has worked as a chef at Daniel Boulud’s restaurant Cafe Boulud and David Chang’s restaurant Momofuku.

startGBC has the pleasure of sharing Burak’s story with you for the July 2022 spotlight!

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


“Be determined, work hard and take action.” – Burak Ozsoy

Upcoming Events

George Brown College



Cooperathon, the platform for the creation of impact entrepreneurship and the largest open innovation competition in Canada, is back for a 7th edition in a new hybrid format with Cooperathon 2022. Do you have an innovative idea or would you like to join a project with high social impact? Are you a new or established startup and would like to be supported to step up a gear?

Date & Time: Thu, July 14th, 12 pm

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition


Canada’s brightest innovators will converge in the CNE Gaming Garage Powered by AMD on August 28 to pitch their cutting-edge inventions and compete for prize money. All contestants will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodation to participate in this event. There are 5 broad categories and a $2,000 cash prize per category. A video submission is also required.


Deadline to Apply: July 15, 2022

HELIX Summer Institute

HELIX Summer Institute

The sixth annual HELIX Summer Institute is a free, six-day, intensive, virtual “design jam” that will provide you with tools for collaborating and building solutions to pressing social and business challenges. This initiative welcomes participation from students, entrepreneurs, designers, creative thinkers and members of the community. The HELIX Summer Institute runs daily Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26 and Monday, Aug. 29 from 10 am to 3.30 pm.

Deadline to Apply: Aug 5, 2022



Huawei Spark Ignite 2022 is back! Bigger and better, this year’s edition is calling for a new batch of startups who DARE TO EXCEED the boundaries of their perceived limits by partnering Huawei to help startups realize their ambitions and exceed their potential. If you are a growth startup, looking to scale new heights and the potential to experience exponential growth, then we want to hear from you.

Deadline to Apply: Aug 7, 2022

ECHO 2022-2023 COMPETITION George Brown College




Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities (ECHO) is a specialized experiential training program led by veteran entrepreneurs and consultants across a variety of sectors. ECHO provides innovators of cardiovascular technologies with entrepreneurship training, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities.

To reach teams across Canada, ECHO is a fully virtual program.

Applications Open Now! Deadline to apply: August 8, 2022

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