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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | August 2020


GBC News

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startGBC Entrepreneur Summer Camp




Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur or are you already at the start of your entrepreneurial journey?  Then join us for the startGBC Entrepreneur Summer Camp between Monday, August 17 & Friday, August 21, 2020.  Supported by over 30 advisors this free of cost program is open to all George Brown College students, alumni and GTA community members.  Click on the link below to see the full agenda.  Registration closes Wednesday, August 12, 2020, so register your interest today!




Kenzie Osborne 2020 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award


2020 Student Entrepreneur


Every year startGBC presents a Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award to an outstanding student who we have seen develop and grow.  We are pleased to announce that this years award has been presented to Kenzie Osborne.



startGBC Fundamentals Pitching Skills


Pitching Skills Workshop


startGBC continues its monthly Fundamentals program with the Pitching Skills online workshop.  Open to all George Brown College students and alumni, free of cost.  


Date & Time: August 12, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.




Running your own business is never easy, but during these challenging times please show your support for local businesses!  Check out some of the amazing George Brown College entrepreneurs and their offerings.  



startGBC List of COVID-19 Supports


COVID-19 has really changed the landscape for businesses and many support groups have developed support packages to help.  We have listed a number of supports on our dedicated COVID-19 webpage. 


GBC Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College

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Kenzie Osborne - Dryzzle Media Inc. & Behind the Plate by Chef Kenzie Osborne


For August we proudly spotlight Kenzie Osborne who is founder of Behind the Plate with Chef Kenzie Osborne and Co-founder of Dryzzle Media Inc.  Kenzie is also the recipient of the startGBC 2020 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  Kenzie has had an amazing entrepreneurial journey thus far and we are delighted to have been able to ask Kenzie a few questions about her passion.  

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

Ask for help!  There are so many aspects to creating a business - and you won't be able to do it alone.

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

Deal Prep Ask the Expert


Ask the Expert: Legal Advice

Are you building out your business idea? Do you need some legal guidance?  Join the Ask the Expert session delivered by Deal Prep powered by Clausehound.

Date & Time: August 7, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.

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Hack Instead


Hack Instead is a 48-hour virtual hackathon hosted by Hackworks for students across Canada.  Hack Instead will be completely online and accessible Canada-wide. 

Date & Time: August 7 - 9, 2020 - 7 p.m.


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TechTO Together

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

Date & Time: August 10, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

SheEO Women Entrepreneurship Forum 2020


Women Entrepreneur Forum


In this 2-Day Virtual Event, you will hear from experienced women-identifying entrepreneurs about their journeys in interactive workshops to take your business to the next level! 

Date & Time: August 11, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.


DMS ShopHERE Online Store


Why You Need an Online Store

The goal of ShopHERE Powered By Google is to build and optimize online stores for small independent businesses and artists in just a matter of days. Learn more in this workshop.

Date & Time: August 13, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.





Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities (ECHO) program is a free 12-month program to support cardiovascular innovation startups.

Date & Time: August 28, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.

Competitions & Funding

George Brown College


Artscape Daniels Launchpad Bursaries


Artscape Launchpad Bursaries


The Toronto Artscape Foundation is offering 250 bursaries that will provide access to Launchpad's tools, educational programs and coaching resources for 6-months.      


Register Before: August 17, 2020



York Region Entrepreneurship & Innovation Fund


York Region Innovation Fund

The York Region Entrepreneurship & Innovation Fund supports the development of innovation with $100,000 allocated to startups and community partners.    

Register Before: August 28, 2020


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Coopérathon 2020


Coopérathon returns for another year of exciting opportunities for you to demonstrate that you are a passionate problem-solver!  

$100,000 in prize funds are at stake but perhaps as important is the amazing mentor support offered to all participants.  


Register Before: September 29, 2020


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QEC 2021 


Queens Entrepreneur Competition is back and preparing to launch.  Applicants must be in by October 9, 2020.  $80,000 of prize funds are up for grabs, but also invaluable mentorship time from key industry and finance people.  Enter today to help fuel your business growth.


Register Before: October 9, 2020

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