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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | June 2022


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startGBC Entrepreneurship Summer Camp | Free of Cost | Applications Open Now


Summer Camp 2022_startGBC


The startGBC Summer Camp will be back for 2022, and we are going back in-person! The startGBC Summer Camp connects George Brown College students and alumni looking to build a business or social enterprise – with advisors who offer valuable guidance.

startGBC is offering this opportunity to you free of cost. Come and engage with amazing mentor advisors, who can help you bring your business to life, from ideation to commercialization. Applications open now.


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Collision 2022

Thanks to our amazing collaborative partnership with Collision, startGBC is pleased to announce that Collision has issued 500 tickets worth over $800 each for the startGBC Community. We will see you at Collision and we hope you get the most out of this amazing conference.


Yoga At Waterfront


Yoga with Yamikani Msosa

Calling all Black 2SLGBTQIA+ and Black ally students! Join us for yoga on Monday, June 20 at 12 PM at Waterfront Campus as Yamikani Msosa facilitates a space of healing and community through yoga for queer, trans, and gender diverse Black students and Black student allies. Yoga mats will be available!

Date & Time: Mon, Jun 20, 12 PM - 1 PM

GBC #WhyNotMe Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College

Deborah King_Global Measure


Deborah King, the founder and CEO of Global Measure is an Industrial Engineer with a post-grad in Sustainable Fashion Production. startGBC has the pleasure of sharing Deborah's journey with you for June 2022 spotlight!

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


"Entrepreneurship can be overwhelming, but if you prepare yourself with a solid plan, goals, and a vision you’re already halfway there. I’ve found that by having these fundamentals established it becomes easier to meet the right people and find the resources that can help you succeed." - Deborah King

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

Women's Entrepreneurship Forum

Women's Entrepreneurship Forum

Women Entrepreneurship in Canada- Unique Challenges, Resilience and Optimism. The morning portion of the forum will focus on Policy Issues and Systemic Barriers faced by Women Entrepreneurs. During the afternoon portion, you’ll hear directly from Women Entrepreneurs who have received support from small business development programs and you will also hear from entrepreneurs who are excelling in non-traditional sectors including Transportation, Logistics and Construction!

Date & Time: Mon, June 20, 10 AM - 3 PM

CDAP Advisor eCommerce Canada

CDAP Advisor eCommerce Canada

The Boost Your Business Technology grant offers support to Canadian-owned small and medium sized enterprises who want to adopt new digital technologies. Learn more about CDAP here –
eCommerce Canada will help you as a CDAP Digital Advisor, they will work with you to draft your application program and ensure you are properly identifying your needs for digital transformation. They can help identify your gaps in technology and ensure the information provided to the CDAP is accurate.

Applications open now.

AVRO Business Accelerator

AVRO Business Accelerator

For Founders who want to learn the basics of running a business and its various parts. This program best suited for firms that are at the ideation stage or early startups at the pre-revenue stage. Firms with less than $10,000 in annual revenues and less than 3 years of business experience. Register for this FREE program to get your business up and running!

Next Cohort Start Date: July 4, 2022

Rock My Business Plan

Rock My Business Plan

Want to turn your idea into a successful business? You’ll need a business plan – and that’s where Futurpreneur and RBC Future Launch’s Rock My Business Plan workshop can help. Join a Futurpreneur Entrepreneur-in-Residence and other aspiring entrepreneurs to learn how to turn a great idea into a successful business plan.

Date & Time: Tue, July 5, 10 AM - 1 PM

SPARK IGNITE 2022 Global Startup Competition George Brown College




Ignite your startup’s potential and accelerate your growth with Huawei! Huawei Spark Ignite 2022 is back! Bigger and better, this year’s edition is calling for a new batch of startups who DARE TO EXCEED the boundaries of their perceived limits by partnering Huawei.

This year, we’re calling for ambitious growth startups, with existing commercially available products/services and who are not part of any existing Huawei program, to showcase your innovation to address one of the categories below and partner with a leading global brand. In addition to USD 125K Cloud Credits and a grant prize of USD 40K, the Grand Winner will gain the opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading technology innovators to bring their products and company onto another level, and onto a global platform.

Applications Open Now!

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