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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | March 2022


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startGBC Business Model Canvas Competition 2022 | Deadline Extended!


startGBC BMC Competition_New Dates


The startGBC Business Model Canvas Competition invites student entrepreneurs to demonstrate their understanding of the BMC by charting their own entrepreneurial experiences through a video submission on Flipgrid. Semi-finalists will then be chosen to participate in live presentations based on the content of their video submissions.

There are 6 cash prizes up for grabs, from a $4,000 prize pot! Applications are accepted now!

Deadline to submit an expression of interest: Sunday, April 10, 2022, 11:59 PM



HELIX Winter 2022


HELIX Winter 2022

HELIX supports entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in all sectors by providing knowledge, coaching, mentorship, workspace, access to a like-minded peer community and experiential opportunities. Virtual seating is limited and as such registration is required.

Date & Time: Tue, March 15, 2022, 6 PM


Seneca Helix Winter 2022


Desjardins Scholarship


startGBC's partnership with Desjardins can help you to unlock scholarships from the Desjardins Foundation. Each year, they award hundreds of scholarships to students and as a student at George Brown College, you qualify to be considered.


Deadline to apply: Thu, Mar 31, 2022

GBC #WhyNotMe Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College

Nancy Lemi Headshot & Neecee Lexy Logo


For the March 2022 spotlight article startGBC has the pleasure to introduce Nancy Lemi, founder of NEECEE LEXY & Lexynelle Reveur. As March 8 is International Women's Day 2022, we are taking this opportunity to celebrate Nancy's entrepreneurship journey and share with you some amazing insight into her brands coming to life.

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


"Experience will be your best teacher so start now. If you wait to be perfect, you will miss the years and time to excel at your craft. Enjoy the process, entrepreneurship is a marathon." - Nancy Lemi

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

Celebrating International Women’s Day with OCI!


International Women’s Day, OCI!

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Ontario Centre of Innovation. Women are making waves in Ontario’s innovation ecosystem. On March 8, join OCI and OneEleven, and hear from women disrupting industries through technology and entrepreneurship, as well as the networks and programs that connect them.

Date & Time: Tue, Mar 8, 2022, 10 AM

BITS_Ask an Entrepreneur

Ask An Entrepreneur

Join BITS tomorrow night for a glimpse into the world of a few incredible entrepreneurs! This Ask an Entrepreneur night is going to be one you won't want to miss!

Location: On Zoom
Featuring- GBC Alumni Emefa Kuadey
Fashion Engineer and Founder, Israella Kobla

Date & Time: Tue, Mar 8, 2022, 6:30 PM

Impact Entrepreneurship 101

Impact Entrepreneurship 101

Spring cohort of Impact Entrepreneurship 101 (IE101) is here! During the 10-week program, participants learn the skills needed to create their very own enterprise and receive 30 hours of live, online session time, a library of tools, and connection with a small cohort of like-minded peers. This is a free 10-week program.

Deadline to Apply: Sun, Mar 13, 2022

Next Founders 2022

Next Founders 2022

Next Founders accelerates the growth of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs. You’re a busy founder, we get it. That’s why Next Founders is our most flexible program, offering à-la-carte education from some of North America’s top minds that you can opt-into based on your individual needs.

Deadline To Apply: Thu, Mar 17, 2022

Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2022

Global Goals Jam Winter 2022

Calling developers, designers, engineers, strategists, all enthusiasts to design/hack impactful solutions for grand challenges.

Do you have a passion for solving social challenges to improve lives? Do you want to be part of a select group of committed people who will spend a weekend designing and hacking innovative solutions to challenges that can help Canada contribute to achieving the Global Goals?

Date & Time: Fri, Mar 18, 2022, 1 PM



Innovate Financial Health (IFH) Lab is a 6-month no-fee no-equity program for startups designing technology-based solutions to the most pressing financial challenges facing Canadians today, particularly those more financially vulnerable. The program will operate in a hybrid format with an in-person orientation & demo-day, virtual sessions. We equally support entrepreneurs building venture-backed businesses & non-profits.

Deadline to Apply: Tue, Mar 22, 2022


Founders Boost

Since 2017, FoundersBoost has helped to pre-accelerate 365+ pre-seed startups chosen from over 4,700 applicants globally. We are a global tech startup pre-accelerator aimed at working with great early stage entrepreneurs to prepare them for accelerator programs, seed investment, and revenue through a six week part-time program.

Deadline to apply: Sat, Mar 26, 2022

Rock My Business

Rock My Business

Futurpreneur and RBC Future Launch proudly present Rock My Business, a free, virtual, three-part workshop series that will help you develop your idea, get started on your business plan and create a viable cashflow for your business—all while connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs in your community and across Canada.

Dates of Workshop: Mar 28 - Apr 13, 2022

Retail Accelerator ProgramGeorge Brown College


Retail Accelerator Program

Small retail businesses are the heart of Toronto’s main streets, employ thousands of residents, and are a key driver of the city’s prosperity. This program provides access to retail training, advisory services and mentoring opportunities. In addition, it offers a micro grant valued at $10,000 to help retail businesses develop and expand.

Applications Open Until: March 31, 2022

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