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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | February 2022


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startGBC Business Model Canvas Competition 2022


startGBC BMC Competition


The startGBC Business Model Canvas Competition invites student entrepreneurs to demonstrate their understanding of BMC through a video submission on Flipgrid, of their own entrepreneurial experiences. Semi-finalists will then be chosen to participate in live presentations based on the content of their video submissions.

There are 6 cash prizes up for grabs! Applications open now!

Deadline to submit expression of interest: Friday, February 25, 2022, 11:59 PM



GBC Black Futures


GBC Black Futures

Throughout February, we celebrate Black History Month. We want to acknowledge the history of the Black community, while celebrating the resilience & excellence that the community has shown over time. George Brown College will be hosting multiple events throughout February, so check out the scheduling or visit the Eventbrite page to register!



startGBC BMC Workshop


BMC Workshop 2022

startGBC is hosting a general workshop on BMC to help future entrepreneurs to have an in-depth understanding of the concepts involved. The workshop is open to all.

This BMC workshop will also prepare you for the startGBC Business Model Canvas Competition. The competition is only for Current Students. Join us to brush up your BMC knowledge on Feb 16, 2022.

Date & Time: Wed, Feb 16, 2022, 4:30 PM


PITCH IT GBC! Competition


PITCH IT GBC! Competition

PITCH IT GBC! is accepting applications from any George Brown College student or recent graduate, who attended an academic program between January 2021 and April 2022, with an active email account, who are looking for seed funding to support the creation of for-profit businesses and social innovation organizations.

Deadline To Apply: Fri, April 1, 2022, 4 PM


Student Entrepreneur_SupernovA


GBC Entrepreneur on Kickstarter

GBC alumni Pranjal has recently launched Supernova Carryall Bag on Kickstarter. His all -in-one Duffle Bag makes your everyday travel seamless and effortless. He is giving 42% OFF @ $149 USD till the end of the campaign. You pledging the reward on Kickstarter would be highly appreciated as he is trying his best to get this product come to life!

Date & Time: Wed, Feb 16, 2022, 4:30 PM

GBC #WhyNotMe Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College

Juline Sutton Headshot & Black Women United Logo


startGBC has the pleasure to introduce Juline Sutton, co-founder of Black Women United.

Black Women United's mission is to create safe spaces that educate and empowers Black women through strengths-based workshops, fostering mental health and developing a positive sense of self. BWU was created as the founders felt that this was something that was missing within the community and they want to bridge the gap.

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


"Stay the course, you will get there. Also, don't be afraid to ask for what you want. Hearing "no" isn't a bad thing, it's motivation to push yourself harder." - Juline Sutton

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

How To Price For Profit with Katy Baker


How To Price For Profit with Katy Baker


Sometimes we understand a concept best when we first define what it is not. This session is not about the ‘strategies of pricing’, and it is not about how to never lose a sale because of Price. It’s about how you actually calculate your prices based on your business’s real life data to ensure profitability.

Date & Time: Wed, Feb 9, 2022, 1 PM - 2 PM

Using your Mobile to take Creative Product Shots

Using your Mobile to take Creative Product Shots

It’s no secret that a good photo can tell a thousand words, which places a lot of importance on your Brand imagery. Join Tom and Roisin in this 1 hour workshop, to gain an insight into how great product photos can help you reach your audience and how to add them to your designs in Canva.

Date & Time: Wed, Feb 16, 2022, 6 PM

The Future of Food Conference

The Future of Food Conference | FCC

Join FCC on Canada’s Agriculture Day for a that will explore how to create long-term growth in agriculture and food while leaving a positive impact on our society and the environment. The event will feature a panel with Casper Kaastra from Sollio Agriculture; Charlie Angelakos from McCain Foods; Alanna Koch from the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan, and Samara Foisy from Loblaw Brands.

Date & Time: Tue, Feb 22, 2022, 11 AM

StrikeUP Digital Conference for Women Entrepreneurs


StrikeUP Digital Conference for Women Entrepreneurs


StrikeUP is a virtual conference dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs and providing a forum for growth, mentorship and financing. StrikeUP 2022 Conference for Women Entrepreneurs is taking place virtually. This conference is brought to you by Northumberland CFDC in partnership with The Scotiabank Women Initiative ® and Export Development Canada & in collaboration with WES Ecosystem partners & FedDev Ontario.

Date & Time: Thu, Mar 3, 2022, 10 AM

Next Founders 2022George Brown College


Next Founders 2022

Next Founders accelerates the growth of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, access to capital, and unparalleled entrepreneurial education taught by world-class faculty. No equity, no strings, no brainer.

Next Founders is only for Canadians citizens or founders with businesses already incorporated in Canada.

Applications Open: February 8, 2022

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