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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | April 2021


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Pitch IT! GBC | 2021


Pitch IT! GBC Winners


George Brown College students won a combined $10,000 in seed money for their entrepreneurial ideas as part of the annual Pitch It! GBC competition hosted by startGBC. The 2021 competition—held online due to COVID-19—awarded ideas in two streams: For-profit and social innovation.


#WhyNotMe GBC Alumni Entrepreneur




Come and engage with the panel as they give insights into their unique journeys creating dynamic businesses and individual brands. The panel discussion will include an opportunity for you to ask questions.

Date & Time: Mon, Apr 12, 1:00 pm


Collision Free Tickets for GBC Students


Last Call: Free Collision Tickets


Thanks to our amazing collaboration partnership with Collision, we are pleased to offer a FREE student ticket giveaway! Only open to valid email address holders.


Apply By: Mon, Apr 12, 4:00 p.m.

GBC #WhyNotMe Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College


Salma Nadaf Headshot & Moose Moonrace Logo


As our April 2021 spotlight alumni entrepreneur we are delighted to present Salma Nadaf. Salma has a sustainable apparel brand suitable for active lifestyles and whose mission is to promote love for nature while being active.

Salma's brand MOOSE MOONRace is an outcome of the integration of multiple factors -her international experience in the apparel business, sustainable fashion knowledge from GBC, her active lifestyle, and her love of nature.


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

"Surround yourself with the right people. Time is valuable so make sure you do not waste it with negative mindsets. Be unique, realistic, and optimistic!" - Salma Nadaf

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

Digital Main Street_ShopHere


Online Store To Boost Business


ShopHERE provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away. ShopHERE powered by Google is a program brought to you by the Government of Ontario with the Government of Canada.

Date & Time: Apr 8, 11:30 am - 12:30 am

Be Build Brand Poster_Application Deadline April 12

Be Build Brand


Be.Build.Brand. (B3) is a 10-week entrepreneurship program for TCH tenants between the ages of 18 and 29. The program supports entrepreneurial ideas in the pre-incubation stage and helps participants to turn their ideas into viable business plans.

Deadline: Monday, April 12, 5:00 pm

WSIB Ontario


Laws & Regulations for Small Businesses


Please join Enterprise Toronto in this free webinar provided by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Small Business Health & Safety Consultant Lesia Conneely who will explain how to keep your workplace healthy and safe and in compliance with health and safety laws.

Date & Time: Wed, Apr 14, 9:30 am - 11 am

Women’s Business Accelerator


Women’s Business Accelerator - Spring 2021


The Women’s Business Accelerator is a free, online workshop series that will equip you with the tools you need to build a profitable business. In the WBA program, you’ll develop your idea and craft a business plan, network with other entrepreneurs and industry professionals and much more.

Starting From: April 19th 2021

Techstars Startup Weekend


Techstars Startup Weekend


Experience 54 hours of startup life! Come together online with entrepreneurs, developers, designers, business professionals, community members, industry experts, and students from across the country to help solve some of today's toughest sustainability-related challenges.

Date & Time: April 16-18, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Early Stage Startups Program


Early Stage Startups


The Early Stage Program by Parkdale Centre For Innovation is an ongoing program with several enrolment and application opening times throughout the year, supporting entrepreneurs at an early stage of their businesses to develop their business model and provide mentorship.


Open from now till June 30th 2021

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