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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | February 2021


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LAST SHOUT OUT - Enter before March 5, 2021!!!


PITCH IT! GBC Competition Announcement Graphic


Calling all budding entrepreneurs/social innovators at George Brown College!! Do you want a chance to win a share of a $10,000 prize to seed fund your business idea/social innovation! PITCH IT! GBC is now open and accepting entries. Submit your application by March 5, 2021!



Crafting a Pitch Workshop


BMC & Pitch Workshops


Are you considering entering the PITCH IT! GBC competition or something similar, then register today for the free Business Model Canvas and Pitch Skills workshops.


Date & Time: Thurs, Feb 16, 2021 at 10 a.m.


Innovation Fundamentals Workshop Series


Innovation Fundamentals Launch


Come along to this information session that will provide details on the launch of the Innovation Fundamentals Workshop Series starting in March.


Date & Time: Tues, Feb 23, 2021 at 6 p.m.


#WhyNotMe Black Entrepreneur Panel


#WhyNotMe Panel Discussion


As part of Black History Month programming at George Brown College, we are proud to host a panel discussion with 4 amazing entrepreneurs/social innovators.


Date & Time: Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 3 p.m.


In Discussion with Brian Gallant


In Discussion with Brian Gallant


Come listen and engage with Brian Gallant, CEO, Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation and former Premier of New Brunswick.


Date & Time: Thurs, Feb 25, 2021 at 7 p.m.

GBC #WhyNotMe Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College


Zhorrah Grant Bio Picture and Hair Granted Beauty Supply logo



February marks Black History Month in Canada and what better way to honour that, than by highlighting an amazing entrepreneur who has built a dynamic business. This month we celebrate Zhorrah Grant, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Hair Granted Beauty Supply.


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


"My one piece of advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is PLAN! PLAN! PLAN! Always write down EVERYTHING! Every idea, every thought, everything you want to accomplish. WRITE IT DOWN!! By starting a journal or a book where you can just write down your thoughts. You are doing two things, 1. You are starting to work towards your dream. 2. You are manifesting your dream. The power of the pen is a weapon like no other. Writing down your thoughts and plans can make you see things so much clearer.".

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

Mohawk College Summit Series


Summit Speaker Series


Join the Mohawk College Summit Speaker Series and hear from entrepreneurs about their successes and failures.


Date & Time: Feb 9, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

ventureLAB Tech Undivided




Join the ventureLAB info session and learn how the Tech Undivided program will support women in tech launch their businesses.


Date & Time: Feb 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Access Community Capital Fund Small Business Program


Small Business Program


Join ACCESS 10-session online small business program and learning skills that will help you scale your business.


Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2021

Ryerson Startup School Diversity and Inclusion Practices for Startups


Startup School


Join the Startup School team for a fantastic session on Diversity & Inclusion Practices for startups.


Date & Time: Feb 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Ask the Experts: Marketing & Sales Webinar


Marketing & Sales Webinar


An interactive online session where you can learn from experts key skills for marketing your business and build sales.


Date & Time: Feb 19, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Collision 2021 Tickets




Mark your calendars and buy your early tickets for COLLISION 2021 "The Olympics of Tech" conference. Special pricing for Women in Tech


Save the Date: Apr 20-22, 2021

Recruitment / Competitions

George Brown College

Enactus George Brown Recruitment


enactus Hiring!


Are you a current George Brown College and interested in entrepreneurship? Then join the enactus George Brown and drive impact.


Applications Close: March 2021

UNSGND Youth Business Fund


Youth Business Fund


UNSGND founder and GBC Alumni, Dymika Harte has launched a Youth Business Fund.

Check out today.


Closing Date: March 15, 2021

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