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startGBC Goes to Elevate Toronto

startGBC Goes to Elevate Toronto

Fifteen lucky GBC students were given the opportunity to attend Canada’s largest technology festival, Elevate Toronto. Elevate is a city-wide tech and innovation festival centered in North America’s fastest growing tech ecosystem. It is an essential destination for global professionals, tech leaders, investors, and creatives, featuring inspiring keynotes, topical content streams, experiential programming, and epic socials. […]

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GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Aisha Addo

GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Aisha Addo

Aisha Addo Founder and CEO of Power To Girls Foundation and DriveHER Inc. Aisha Addo is the founder of Power To Girls Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers young girls mentors and role models. As a facilitator and director of Power To Girls, she uses her personal experiences and knowledge to create safe and engaging […]

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Toronto Mayor John Tory to Officially Open Sci Innovation Centre

Toronto Mayor John Tory to Officially Open Sci Innovation Centre

*originally published on startupheretoronto.com The Sino-Canada International Innovation Centre (Sci Innovation Centre) will open its first location in Canada with a ribbon cutting followed by a time capsule sealing ceremony with City of Toronto Mayor John Tory on October 13, 2018 at 9:30am. As part of the inauguration of Sci Innovation Centre, Mayor Tory and Wang Gang […]

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Toronto Is Building New Indigenous Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Toronto Is Building New Indigenous Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Toronto wants to highlight Indigenous businesses in the city and has now thrown its support behind a new innovation centre for Indigenous entrepreneurs. The city’s executive committee backed Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam’s proposal for the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at a meeting on Monday. Wong-Tam said she anticipates hundreds of people will use the centre, which will offer services and mentorship to Indigenous businesses […]

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GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Wes Grove and John Baker

GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Wes Grove and John Baker

Wes Grove (left) and John Baker (right) are the co-founders of Mobile Arts Programming, or MAP, a mobile arts programming service that provides the opportunity for participants to engage in arts-based programming within the comfort of their own community setting. Music with MAP is a programming platform where experienced facilitators run music workshops that explore various aspects […]

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Entreprenergy, startGBC Launch ‘How To Start A Business In Canada, Meet The Mentors’ event

Entreprenergy, startGBC Launch ‘How To Start A Business In Canada, Meet The Mentors’ event

Entreprenergy, in partnership with startGBC, launched their first event geared towards international students interested in starting a business in Canada. With startGBC mentors present, as well as industry professionals with a background in law, intellectual property, and finance, attendants were provided insight on how they can overcome the hurdles of starting a business in Canada. […]

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The Digital Media And Gaming Incubator Will Be Attending The 2018 Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) in Beijing With IT’S A START Competition Winners, InStage

The Digital Media And Gaming Incubator Will Be Attending The 2018 Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) in Beijing With IT’S A START Competition Winners, InStage

The Digital Media and Gaming Incubator will be attending the 2018 Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) in Beijing.   This event takes place August 9-12 and is an exclusive opportunity for start-ups to fast track their expansion into China and meet with an international network of investors. The winner from this year’s IT’S A START Pitch […]

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GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Erin Gamelin

GBC Entrepreneur Spotlight: Erin Gamelin

Erin Gamelin Owner and President of  Stout Irish Pub and Louis Cifer Brew Works Erin moved to Toronto from St. Albert, Alberta at 19 in 1993.  With many years working in restaurants and retail under her belt, she was the youngest manager at Winners in Canada.  After 2 years of that, feeling that her potential was […]

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