Calling all Budding Entrepreneurs!
Do you have a great business idea?
Want to know how to set up your own enterprise?
Need practical help and support to develop your business skills?
Then startGBC is here for you. We help, encourage and mentor budding entrepreneurs like you, who have a passion and drive to bring an entrepreneurial idea to life, but need help in shaping that winning formula for success.
startGBC, your gateway to entrepreneurship at George Brown College, is a virtual hub connecting students, alumni and the community with resources, programs and support to foster a culture of entrepreneurship on campus and beyond. We offer all students, no matter their course of study, access to innovation literacy (the ability to think creatively, evaluate and apply problem-solving to diverse and intangible issues) and a fundamental toolkit of entrepreneurial skills.
startGBC is partnered with MaRS and has received an investment from the Government of Ontario’s On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program, under the Youth Jobs Strategy (managed by Ontario Centres of Excellence).
startGBC operates a co-working space within the GBC Office of Research and Innovation, located at our Waterfront campus. startGBC is itself a start-up, and will collaborate and partner with all schools and programs across George Brown College campuses to deliver:
- On-line resources, directing students to the wealth of learning and funding options available
- Office hours, offering aspiring entrepreneurs guidance from mentors and advice from professional service providers
- Programming and events, including the Why Not Me speaker series, featuring alumni entrepreneurs and The Practical Entrepreneur workshop program.