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#WhyNotMe Spotlight: Brian Cheng & Alanna Fleischer

#WhyNotMe Spotlight: Brian Cheng & Alanna Fleischer

Brian Cheng & Alanna Fleischer, Co-founders, The Edible Story  Brian and Alanna are Co-founders of The Edible Story, a dynamic company that provides unique culinary experiences that encompasses catering, special event experiences, private dining and cooking classes. Alanna and Brian first met in 2015 at George Brown College while taking the Italian Post Diploma program. […]

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Sebastian Masuda Guest Lecture

Sebastian Masuda Guest Lecture

George Brown College, School of Fashion and Jewelry, is proud to present… International special guest speaker: Sebastian Masuda Join us on Friday, August 23rd, 11:00am – 1:00pm (Room C459) for his lecture titled “Kawaii Meets Art and Fashion” This lecture is FREE. Space is LIMITED. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/VsN1ZqGgUmeWJt4t8 Who is Sebastian Masuda? Japanese Artist / […]

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Stan A.I. Takes Home First Place at Digifest IT’S A START Pitch Competition 2019

Stan A.I. the world’s first property management assistant for condominiums powered by artificial intelligence, has won the Digifest IT’S A START Pitch Competition 2019. Stan A.I. works with all management software eliminating the need to learn or switch software, no clunky portals to update. Because STAN intelligently links with any management software used by your […]

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GBC Spotlight: Erin Williams

GBC Spotlight: Erin Williams

Founder of Poco Mono Inc. Erin Williams started creating her clothing line, Poco Mono Inc., while on maternity leave with her second child when she found it difficult to find ethically-made and cheerful, gender-neutral clothing. After years of working for Agencies in Graphic and User Experience Design, Erin was pulled to try something different.  Her […]

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GBC Alumni Stackt Market Pop Up: Lesley Hampton

GBC Alumni Stackt Market Pop Up: Lesley Hampton

startGBC entrepreneur and George Brown College alumni Lesley Hampton is showcasing her designer clothing line focused on mental health awareness at a pop-up in Toronto’s Stackt Market until April 30th. If you’d like to learn more about Lesley Hampton’s clothing line and startGBC, take a look at the video below: Special thanks to the George […]

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Startupfest Inclusion Initiative

Startupfest Inclusion Initiative

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE The Inclusion Initiative is Back! In 2018, Startupfest launched the Startupfest Inclusion Initiative; a program dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs from underserved, and underrepresented communities to the opportunities they need and deserve. This year, our Inclusion Initiative is back, with a focus on women in technology. Startupfest, BDC Capital, and all […]

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GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Stephanie Cole

GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Stephanie Cole

Stephanie Cole is the founder of Safe Pod, a social enterprise that tackles the issue of sexual and gender-based violence in Toronto. She also has a background in Social Services, Forensic Psychology and a passion for Social Justice. Stephanie works with businesses to help them build a culture that is POSITIVE, CONSENT–DRIVEN & INCLUSIVE. She […]

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Start Small And End Big: Four Easy Strategies To Get Your Small Business Online Buzz

Start Small And End Big: Four Easy Strategies To Get Your Small Business Online Buzz

*This article was originally published on Betakit.com on June 26, 2014 Social media has changed the way small businesses engage with customers, promote their products and increase brand awareness, but many Canadian small businesses still shy away from an online presence. Canadian consumers have indicated that they are devoted to small businesses, but they want […]

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