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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | May 2020


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startGBC Entrepreneur Boot Camp




As we reimagine how we continue to support budding entrepreneurs, we are pleased to announce a new 12-week online startGBC Entrepreneur Boot Camp.  Are you a budding entrepreneur looking for guidance on the topics that will help you build a business?  Join us weekly for this free program every Thursday between May 21, 2020, and August 6, 2020.




Starting a Business in Canada: Considerations for Non-Canadians - Lunch & Learn by Oziel Law


Lunch & Learn by Oziel Law


Are you an international student or newcomer to Canada and interested in starting a Canadian business?  Learn more about the considerations you should be aware of.  Join us for this free online session led by Oziel Law


Date & Time: Thursday, May 14, 12:00 pm


Navigating your business and finances during uncertain times - Lunch & Learn by Benji


Lunch & Learn by Benji


These are uncertain times and there's a need more than ever to use tools and supports to help you achieve success.  Join Benji as they share with you tips on navigating your business and finances during this time.


Date & Time: Tuesday, May 19, 12:00 pm


startGBC The Fundamentals Ideation Workshop May 20, 2020


startGBC Ideation Workshop


Join startGBC online as we begin the first session in our Fundamentals program, and gain insight into the various categories that  ideas fall into, to help you identify a great idea to propel you into a budding entrepreneur!


Date & Time: Wednesday, May 20, 3:00 pm

GBC Student Life Instagram Live Session


Student Life Instagram Live


Join the George Brown College student community as Student Life chat live with startGBC on Instagram.  Lets chat about entrepreneurship and some of the tools and supports to help budding entrepreneurs!


Date & Time: Thursday, May 28, 12:00 pm


GBC #WhyNotMe Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College




For a decade, Daniel trained as a Chef gaining two-Michelin star experience. Returning to Canada, he appeared on Chopped Canada, & many more shows. He spends most of his time investing & running to break Guinness World Records to raise money for the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation.  

His restaurant in Hamilton is called Born and Raised Restaurant and efreshmeals is a meal delivery service. 

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

Don't start a business without a business model. Businesses are based on cash flow, persistence and being radically open minded to take calculated risks, learn, adapt and grow.

Upcoming Events

George Brown College



Food Entrepreneurship Workshop by Food Venture Bootcamp

Turn an idea into a tangible reality. 12-week program with weekly 3-hr classes, held on Zoom from 6-9pm EST with one-on-one professional food industry mentorship.

Last Day To Register: May 5, 2020



Brand Building and Social Communication in a Time of Crisis


Join our experts in this replay of our popular session, showing how to continue building your brand and proving the value of social marketing in less-than-perfect circumstances.

Date & Time: May 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


IBM Think Digital 2020


IBM Think Digital

Join IBM Think Digital to gain new skills needed to adapt and evolve. Explore new ways of working. Enhance IT resiliency, ensure business continuity and most importantly, stay connected. 

Date & Time: May 5-6, 11:00 am 

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Legal Ask-the-Expert Workshop


In collaboration with Cobalt Lawyers and the City of Toronto, Clausehound‘s DealPrep is hosting a legal webinar focusing on Founders’ Agreements, Voting and Decision Making and Founder Intellectual Property Ownership. 

Date & Time: May 8, 9:00 am - 11:30 am


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Starting Your Business 101

Owning a business is a dream for many. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive workshop will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen.

Date & Time: May 13, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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E-commerce for Small Business


It’s never been easier for small businesses to dip their toes into the world of e-commerce. Discover the fundamentals of selling online in this webinar that’s perfect for e-commerce beginners.

Date & Time: May 13, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Google Analytics for Small Business: Online Webinar


Ever wondered who’s visiting your website, and what they’re doing there? Google Analytics can tell you all of that and more. Discover the fundamentals of Google Analytics in this beginner-level webinar.

Date & Time: May 27, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

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Startup Financials Boot Camp Webinar

Show Me the Money! Financial information can determine the feasibility of a company, business finance is definitely one of the hats an entrepreneur has to wear and be comfortable in.

Date & Time: May 27, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Competitions & Funding

George Brown College




Artscape Atelier launches more than $100,000 in paid opportunities for artists during COVID-19.  Artists’ works will be displayed at the Lakeview Village development site in Mississauga.




With new COVID-19 stimulus announcements coming out every day, it can be difficult for businesses and nonprofits to keep track of what’s out there to support their operations. The Funding Portal updates daily.

Support George Brown College Entrepreneurs!

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startGBC Shop Local Campaign


Please Shop Local & Support GBC Entrepreneurs!


These are uncertain times for everybody but in times of difficulties like these, we can all support each other in our communities.  Shop Local wherever possible.  We have compiled a list of GBC entrepreneurs who are open for business and ready to serve you.


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