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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | August 2021

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startGBC Work Integrated Learning | Registration Open Now


startGBC Work Integrated Learning Entrepreneurship Program


startGBC Work Integrated Learning Entrepreneurship Program might be the solution for you if you have considered starting your own business and are looking for an alternative work-integrated learning experience (co-op placement). Starting on Sep 14, 2021, we have a 12-week program that begins with two, 3-hour workshop sessions per week for the first 6-weeks.

Bi-weekly Entrepreneurship + Networking Webinar by Youth Going Forward


Youth Going Forward Entrepreneur Networking

Youth Going Forward is a digital entrepreneurship education program designed to provide young people with a forum to transform their creative, disruptive ideas into a viable reality through entrepreneurship. This includes a 30-minute session on ”Problem Solving for Entrepreneurs” (Recorded) by Prof Marrick McDonald - & much more!


Date & Time: Sun, Aug 8, 12 PM – 1 PM

startGBC Summer Camp 2021


LAST CALL for the startGBC Summer Camp 2021


startGBC Summer Camp connects George Brown College students & alumni looking to build a business or social enterprise – with advisors offering valuable guidance. So, if you are looking to build a business/social enterprise, join us for this free 1-week intensive program. The camp will operate from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Aug 23 - 27, 2021.


Application Deadline: Sun, Aug 15, 2021

GBC #WhyNotMe Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College

Dom Mazzuca_Maple Mountain


Introducing Dom Mazzuca, the founder of Maple Mountain - a Canadian-based cooler company. With his idea he wants to change a multi-billion-dollar industry for good.

Maple Mountain just soft launched the Rocky Soft Coolers. The tough-to-use zippers on traditional soft coolers made Dom decide to ditch them completely for a revolutionary, patent-pending, design that makes all other soft coolers look like they’re from the stone age.

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


"You'll never go broke gambling on yourself, so take the risk, and try and have some fun along the way." - Dom Mazzuca

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

Seneca Helix Summer Institute


Seneca | Virtual 2021 Helix Summer Institute - LAST CALL

During this interactive “design jam,” you will acquire unique design thinking skills while working on a real operational challenge facing Ontario’s hospitals. To apply, submit a statement of intent on why you want to participate in the virtual 2021 HELIX Summer Institute. CLOSING DATE: SUNDAY AUG 8


For More:

How An Online Store Can Boost Your Business: Free Ontario Program


How An Online Store Can Boost Your Business

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. With ShopHERE, businesses get an online Shopify ecommerce website customized with your information, theme, logo, branding & much more.

Date & Time: Aug 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

WSIB Laws & Regulations for Small Businesses

WSIB Laws & Regulations for Small Businesses

Work-related injuries are an important issue and can be costly for small businesses. The “WSIB Laws & Regulations for Small Businesses” workshop is your opportunity to learn how to keep your workplace healthy and safe, and is compliant with health and safety law.

Date & Time: Wed, Aug 18, 9:30 am – 11 am

VentureLAB_Tech Undivided


Tech Undivided | Helping Women-led Tech Companies

Tech Undivided bridges gender & diversity gaps by better supporting women founders & leaders, who are underrepresented within the tech sector. It goes beyond technology & business support by curating a community focused on equality, open dialogue, and overcoming obstacles.

Applications Open Until: Aug 31, 2021

Grant Writing – Focus on Tri-Council Grants

Grant Writing – Focus on Tri-Council Grants

Join Richard McCulloch, Executive Director, Research Services, and other members of our Research Services team to learn about grant writing skills for applications to the three Tri-Agency granting councils (NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR). You will also learn about leveraging resources available to you to support proposal development.

Date & Time: Tue, Aug 31, 2 pm - 3 pm



STRONGER THAN EVER | Global Leaders’ Business Summit

For the re-opening of the Canadian & global economies, Stronger Than Ever is taking place to celebrate the team at Toronto Global & all the partners in the region, in the province & in the country, that are working together to reimagine how to emerge from this pandemic even stronger. Mayor John Tory & Ontario Premier Doug Ford will kick off the summit.

Date & Time: Thu, Sep 9, 8 am - 5 pm

Funding Opportunity

George Brown College

TAF Carbon Emissions and Air Pollution Reduction Grants

TAF Carbon Emissions and Air Pollution Reduction Grants

Your application must demonstrate the project’s potential to reduce carbon emissions in the GTHA &/or air pollution in Toronto.
Only registered charities, not-for-profit organizations & municipalities in the GTHA are eligible to apply for TAF grants. Project applications can be single-year or multi-year requests. The requested funds should be in line with the project’s scope and timeframe.

Application Deadline: August 27, 2021

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Funding

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Funding

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is an independent registered charity dedicated to funding health, education and technology focused charitable programs for at-risk youth in communities across Canada. We fund national, territorial and provincial initiatives from $20,000 up to $200,000 that enable at-risk youth to reach their full potential through education, health and technology initiatives.


Application Deadline: September 1, 2021

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