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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | November 2020


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Join a startGBC Global Entrepreneurship Week Event


Global Entrepreneurship Week at George Brown College


George Brown College is proud to be an official collaboration partner of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020. Throughout the week of November 16-22, 2020 we will be hosting 16 free virtual events, open to all George Brown College students and alumni. Be sure to check out our dedicated webpage, listing every event and sign up today.




WhyNotMe Fashion Alumni Entrepreneurs


#WhyNotMe Fashion Panel


Calling all budding fashion entrepreneurs! Come and join us for an online #WhyNotMe alumni entrepreneur panel discussion with Diana Coatsworth and Sarah Power, as they share with us their amazing journeys.


Date & Time: Nov 3, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.


MAKECanada Design Challenge


MAKECanada Design Challenge


GBC CADIT has launched the MAKECanada Design Challenge, a multidisciplinary and innovative clothing design initiative. To learn more about the challenge, join the upcoming information session.


Date & Time: Nov 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.


Global Entrepreneurship Week Entrepreneur Traits


Opening GEW Event


We kick-off Global Entrepreneurship Week at George Brown College with a wonderful event facilitated by Jeffrey Marr, as he speaks about entrepreneur traits that you need to consider as you look to become an entrepreneur.


Date & Time: Nov 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Global Entrepreneurship Week at George Brown College


Closing GEW Event


Our last event of 16 for Global Entrepreneurship Week at George Brown College, is an amazing workshop on Building Networking Confidence, delivered by Speak On Your Feet.


Date & Time: Nov 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.


GBC #WhyNotMe Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight

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Joshua Hy The DEZINR Bio and Logo



As we enter November, the month of Global Entrepreneurship Week activities, where we will be highlighting and celebrating GBC alumni entrepreneurs. It was great to be able to connect with artist, graphic artist and illustrator, Josh Hy, Founder, The DeZinr to learn more about his entrepreneurial journey.


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


"Don't let the fear of failure be a hurdle you can't get over. The only guarantee in life is death, everything is fair game. You have no time lose".

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

Ryerson Startup School Logo


Applying for Government Grants


Join the Ryerson Startup School team as they discuss and guide you through everything you need to know about applying for Government Grants.


Date & Time: Nov 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Google First Fridays


Google First Fridays


How do you move that passion project into an entrepreneurial success? Join Google for Startups First Friday panel session and learn from those who have.


Date & Time: Nov 6, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.


TechTO Together Logo


TechTO Together


Join the TechTO team as they introduce Brad Feld, Foundry Group and Matt Golden, Golden Ventures as they share their inspirational stories with you as technology leaders.


Date & Time: Nov 11, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Enterprise Toronto Funding Boot Camp


Funding Boot Camp


This free interactive workshop run by Enterprise Toronto will help you understand the funding options that may be a fit for your small business.


Date & Time: Nov 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.



George Brown College

Enactus Entrepreneur Competition


Enactus Entrepreneur


Have you created a business whilst you are still a student? Then enter the Enactus Student Entrepreneur competition before November 16, for your chance of prize funds.


Applications Close: November 16, 2020

VentureLab Made in York Region Pitch Competition logo


Made in York Region Pitch


VentureLab is once again hosting the Made in York Region Pitch Competition and is currently inviting applications for your chance to receive up to $25,000 in funding.


Applications Close: November 11, 2020


Support George Brown College Entrepreneurs!

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Please Shop Local


All of our lives have been dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in this together and so where ever possible, please consider your purchasing habits and support local businesses. Be sure to view the startGBC Alumni Showcase, highlight amazing George Brown College entrepreneurs and show your support when you can.


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