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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | December 2020


GBC News

George Brown College


Season's Greetings from startGBC


Seasons Greetings from startGBC Logo


Season's Greetings from startGBC! Let's all do our bit and shop local wherever we can and support amazing George Brown College entrepreneurs.




PITCH IT GBC Competition Launch Logo




Calling all budding George Brown College student entrepreneurs! Your chance to pitch for a slice of a $10,000 prize fund to seed fund your business or social innovation idea!


Date: Launching January 2021


startGBC Work Integrated Learning Entrepreneurship Program logo


startGBC WIL Program


Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career path? Looking for a work-integrated learning or co-op placement during the winter semester? Then we might have a solution.


Date: Launching January 2021

GBC #WhyNotMe Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College


Maryanne McMullen bio picture and The Next Music Generation logo



As 2020 draws to a close, we have caught up with Maryanne McMullen, CEO and founder of The Next Music Generation (TNMG), a platform that scouts for raw music talent and offers an outlet and assistance to develop their talent. An aspiring leader, she is also carving out time in her busy life to run for City Council!


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


"Be open to learning, pivot with the times, never be afraid to fail and seek advice if you don’t understand something. Always remember the proverbial phrase “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade".

Upcoming Events

George Brown College



Transformation of Online Retail


DMS FUTURE PROOF panel discussion on changing customer behaviour and the transformation of online retail. Free of cost.


Date & Time: Dec 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

TechTo Together Event Logo


TechTO Together


Come join like-minded tech professionals and listen to Rahul Vohra, Founder and CEO of Superhuman as he shares his journey.


Date & Time: Dec 7 2020 at 7:00 p.m.


Ryerson Startup School Logo


Ryerson Startup School


A free session and discussion on 9 entrepreneurial obstacles and how to overcome them.


Date & Time: Dec 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Enterprise Toronto General Small Business Tax Literacy Seminar


Small Business Tax Literacy


This free interactive workshop run by Enterprise Toronto will help you understand general small business tax obligations.


Date & Time: Dec 11, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

Free Entrepreneur Support Programs

George Brown College


Access Capital Fund Women's Business Accelerator Logo


Free Program

January Cohort Now Open for Applications



DMZ Black Innovation Launchpad


Free Program

January Cohort Now Open for Applications




Parkdale Centre for Innovation Early Stage Startup Program


Free Program

January Cohort Now Open for Applications



Business In The Streets Boot Camp and YCEO Programs


Free Programs

January Cohort Now Open for Applications



George Brown College

UNB Apex Business Plan Competition


Business Plan Competition


The University of New Brunswick's

International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre is proud to host the annual Apex Hybrid Business Plan Competition.


Applications Close: December 10, 2020

Canadian Government Hospitality Support


Hospitality Support


The Government of Canada has announced new support for businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector. Check today to see what support might be available to your business.


On-Going Support Dates

startGBC at George Brown College

Advisors | Resources | Upcoming Events and Workshops | 

Phone 416.415.5000 x5569

51 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6




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