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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | January 2021


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Happy New Year from startGBC!


PITCH IT! GBC Competition Announcement Graphic


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. Complete your application by March 5, 2021!



Crafting a Pitch Workshop


Crafting a Pitch Workshop


Are you considering entering the PITCH IT! GBC competition or something similar, then register today for this free workshop to help build your pitching skills.


Date & Time: Thurs, Jan 28, 2021 at 10 a.m.


Business Model Canvas Workshop


BMC Workshop


Come learn how to use the Business Model Canvas to support the growth of your business/social innovation and use it for the PITCH IT! GBC competition.


Date & Time: Thurs, Jan 28, 2021 at 2 p.m.

GBC #WhyNotMe Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College


Jesse Thompson bio picture and Fetch Moto logo



As we kick off 2021, what better way to start that to celebrate George Brown College alumni entrepreneur, Jesse Thompson, Co-founder and CEO and founder Fetch Moto, an award-winning tech company that is simplifying the process of buying an automotive vehicle.


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


"Try to get traction and revenue on day one so that you can use the revenue to fund your efforts and get real customer feedback to help you build the product your customers need".

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

Futurpreneur Rock My Business


Rock My Business Series


Free business support series by Futurpreneur. Complete all sessions and enter the RBC funding competition.


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

Seneca Career Recharge


Career Recharge Series


Join the Seneca Career Recharge series supported by TD. Free of charge to all community partners.


Date & Time: Jan 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

LinkedIn Learning Offering


LinkedIn Learning


All George Brown College students receive free LinkedIn Learning access so be sure to check out the chosen selection.


Date: January 2021

TechTO Together


TechTO Together


Join the TechTO and the Toronto tech community for another fantastic panel discussion virtual event.


Date & Time: Jan 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Summit Series


Summit Speaker Series


Join Mohawk College Summit Speaker Series as they discuss key items of interest to Ontario businesses and entrepreneurs.


Date & Time: January 19, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Toronto Starts Investor Speed Dating


Toronto Starts


Toronto Starts hosts another great support event giving entrepreneurs the chance of speed dating with investors.


Date & Time: Jan 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Free Entrepreneur Support Programs

George Brown College


Access Capital Fund Business Accelerator Logo


Free Program - Access Community Fund Small Business Accelerator

January Cohort Now Open for Applications



Parkdale Innovation Centre Entrepreneur Support Program


Free Program - Parkdale Centre for Innovation Early Stage Business Program

January Cohort Now Open for Applications



George Brown College

Tie Competition


TiEQuest 2021


TiE Toronto has opened applications for its multi-stage business venture competition. Review the terms today.


Applications Close: January 29, 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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