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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | August 2022


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startGBC Entrepreneurship Summer Camp | Free of Cost | Applications Close Aug 12, 2022


Summer Camp 2022_startGBC


The startGBC Summer Camp is 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 closing soon.


#GradTalks Webinar Series


#GRADTALK Webinar Series

Join us Wednesday August 10, 2022 from 12:00 – 1PM when we will be presenting a panel of graduates who have ventured out & started their own successful businesses. They will share with you their challenges & victories, how to plan your financials, the importance of creating a business plan, & whether you’ve got what it takes to run a business.

Date & Time: Wed, August 10,12 PM – 1 PM


Pitch It! GBC



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

Submission open from September 6, 2022

GBC #WhyNotMe Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College

Nicolas Cordoba_Zero Sports


Nicolas Castaneda Cordoba is the co-founder and CEO of Zero Sports. Zero allows coaches to maximize their players potential, supporting them on and off the field with the use of our health and performance features.

Let's learn more about Zero Sports and Nicolas's entrepreneurship journey in startGBC's August 2022 spotlight!

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


"Believe in yourself, it may seem cheesy but your belief & actions are what is going to drive your company. There may be a lot of difficult moments but if you believe & persevere, you will come out ahead." - Nicolas Cordoba

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

Small Business Accelerator

Small Business Accelerator

The Small Business Accelerator Program (SBA) offers free training and support for entrepreneurs with viable ideas or in the startup/growth stages. The Small Business Accelerator (SBA) is a workshop series that will equip you with the tools you need to develop your business idea and plan.

Dates: Aug 23 - Sep 22, 2022, Tues & Thu

Ideation Lab Info Session

Ideation Lab Info Session

ICUBE at UTM is excited to be facilitating the Ideation Lab during the Fall of 2022! By taking part in the program, you can access webinars, live events, and mentorship, needed to map out a sustainable business or organization. You can compete for prize money at the end of the program to help further launch your idea.

Date & Time: Aug 25, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cooperathon 2022

Cooperathon 2022

Cooperathon it’s the platform for the creation of impact entrepreneurs and the largest open innovation challenge in Canada.Cooperathon’s 6-week training program includes: Workshops led by renowned experts.​ A Pitch Competition in front of a jury made up of renown ecosystem players from the best incubators and accelerators in Canada. Find out more in the link below.

Deadline to Apply: October 2, 2022

Business in the Streets Virtual Summer Programs

BITS Virtual Summer Programs

Choose a program that is best for you! Do you have a business idea but aren’t quite sure where to start or whether it’s worth pursuing? Then YCEO is the right program for you. Have you already sold or tested an idea but are unsure how to turn it into a viable business? BITS Boot Camp is here to help. Orientation will take place on September 10th, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Submissions Open Now

QEC 2023 COMPETITION George Brown College


QEC Competition 2023


During the QEC’s final weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to compete for over $80,000 worth of monetary prizes to fund winning ventures, as well as in-kind services such as consulting sessions from reputable companies and venture capital firms to guide winning teams.


Early Bird Submission Deadline: Nov 1, 2022

Submission Deadline: Nov 13, 2022

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