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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | May 2022


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FREE Collision Tickets | Calling all George Brown College Students | Deadline in a MONTH!


Collision 2022_startGBC


Thanks to our amazing collaborative partnership with Collision, startGBC is pleased to announce the launch of FREE Collision Tickets worth over $600! Are you a budding tech entrepreneur or a student interested in how tech will change the industry? Sign up today for your chance to attend The Olympics of Tech & be part of the COLLISION 2022 Conference.

Entries must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
A valid George Brown College email address must be used, along with George Brown College Student ID#.





Enactus Student Entrepreneur Competition Finalist from GBC

The Student Entrepreneur National Competition is the largest national program to focus solely on full time Canadian post-secondary student entrepreneurs. And our very own George Brown student, Domenic Mazzuca is among the 12 finalists! Check out his brainchild Maple Mountain here -


Ontario Colleges Incubator Network PitchIt 2022


Ontario Colleges Incubator Network PitchIt 2022

Come see the 8 finalists in the inaugural Ontario Colleges Incubator Network Pitch It Competition. This competition had entries from all college incubators & 2 of the George Brown College entrepreneurs made it to the final! The final will include a $1,000 Desjardins People’s Choice Award by spectators. You're invited to join us and show your support for GBC, on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022!


startGBC Entrepreneurs Support


startGBC Entrepreneur Support

startGBC has a list of resources and tools that will help you start, grow or run your business. Some notable resources are from Best 3 Minutes, by David Beckett. His pitch workshop, pitch model and pitching tips can make a world of difference in crafting your business pitch.




Elevate Black Business

The Canadian Black Chamber Commerce Business Advisory will serve to elevate entrepreneurs through our Elevate Black Business Project through programming, mentorship, advocacy, promotion, and investment in their training and development.


GBC #WhyNotMe Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College

Tony Nguyen_Gong Cha Danforth


Tony Nguyen is the owner of Gong Cha Danforth. From being an international student, to working in service industry, and then on to becoming a business owner - startGBC has the pleasure of sharing Tony's journey with you for May 2022 spotlight!

Tony graduated from Hospitality - Hotel Operations Management Diploma at George Brown College.

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


"The same advice I got! Never stop learning and join communities (like startGBC) to help you develop." - Tony Nguyen

Upcoming Events

George Brown College


The Powerful Pitch For Newcomer Entrepreneurs

Many brilliant and talented entrepreneurs start their businesses in Canada, but may face an unfair communication disadvantage if English isn’t their mother tongue. The Powerful Pitch workshop will show founders how to tell their story and their business’s story clearly, confidently and passionately to secure investment, gain clients and grow their company.

Date & Time: Thu, May 5, 6 PM - 8:30 PM

Digital MAin Street

Web Presence 101 – Ensuring Your Foundation Is Set

Join DMS to learn the fundamentals to your online web presence. Having a strategy for your online presence allows you to market your small business online so customers can easily find you. In this workshop hosted by the Toronto Digital Service Squad we’ll discuss the importance of getting your business online and where to start with developing your online presence.

Date & Time: Tue, May 24, 2022, 10 AM

Summer Company 2022

Summer Company 2022

Summer Company 2022 is a program of the government of Ontario that helps young people between 15 and 29 years old start and run their own summer business by providing funding, advice and services. The province’s Small Business Enterprise Centres in your community deliver the program. If you’re accepted into the program, you’ll receive an award of up to $3,000.

Deadline to apply: Tue, May 31, 2022

Founders Boost 2022 Toronto Demo Day

Founders Boost Demo Day


Join us as we showcase the startups from our 2022 Spring Toronto cohort online on June 8!
At Demo Day, you can enjoy networking, a hybrid pitch viewing experience and the ability to chat and connect directly with our startups, program directors, global team, and our amazing group of mentors who have helped the startups grow substantially over the course of the program.

Date & Time: Wed, June 8, 2022, 5 PM

Women Founders Launchpad

Women Founders Launchpad

The Women Founders Launchpad is a DMZ platform created by women tech founders and designed to exclusively support women-identifying entrepreneurs in Canada and around the world. Launchpad is both a skills development platform and a powerful network of women founders and aspiring entrepreneurs in the tech field.

Application Open Now.

CaféTO 2022 Property Improvement Program

CaféTO 2022

Small retail businesses are essential to the vitality and success of Toronto’s main streets and neighborhoods, and key drivers of economic prosperity for residents, families, communities and the city as a whole. The CaféTO Property Improvement Program was developed in support of the recovery and long-term success of local small businesses.

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2022

Canada Digital Adoption Program
George Brown College


CDAP-Canada Digital Adoption Program

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) can help get your business online, give your
e-commerce presence a boost or help digitalize your business's operations. The program offers two grant options: The Grow your Business Online grant helps small businesses take advantage of e-commerce opportunities. The Boost Your Business Technology grant helps small and medium-sized businesses adopt new digital technologies.

Applications Open Now!

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