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November 2017

November 14 @ 11:00 am - December 14 @ 3:00 pm

Come out and support the Holiday Hamper Drive, run by GBC’s Student Association and Student Services and Campus Life committee! The SA runs three food banks across each of its main campuses, serving over 500 students, and over 10,000 individual food bank visits per year. This number is gradually increasing! What to donate: Non-perishable and personal care items (canned foods, pasta, rice, quinoa, noodles, soups, peanut butter, etc.). Our goal is to collect 300 grocery bags full of food to…

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2018 IT’S A START Pitch Competition, Enter Today!

November 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

2018 IT’S A START Pitch Competition Have an idea for a creative business? Win $5K for your startup! IT’S A START is an exciting and interactive pitch competition taking place at Digifest 2018. We are looking for ideas from creative professionals, budding entrepreneurs, startups, students or recent graduates who have digital projects that they want to take to the next level. Whether your business is a Mobile App, Game, VR/AR Media, Content Property, Product, Digital Design, AI, or Robotics, we…

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January 2018

Ask The Expert – Accounting for Small Business

January 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you want to be able to help your small business grow, you have to know the best financial course of action. You have to be familiar with the basics of accounting for small businesses so you can better understand the steps you need to take to help your company flourish. Join Patrick Payne of Your Modern Accountant in this session to understand the basics of doing accounting for your business. This session will cover: Tax Considerations – business and…

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Business Plan Boot Camp

January 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Planning is one of the most important parts of running a business, whether it is a large corporation trying to plan an expansion or a small business launching an exciting new start-up. It is easy to start a project, but without careful planning it is like setting off on a journey to an unknown destination without a roadmap. The value of a business plan cannot be overstated and in this seminar, participants will learn the many different elements of creating…

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Intellectual Property Basics for Startups

January 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Unsure about some of the legal aspects pertaining to running a business? Not to worry! Learn the basics about trademarks, copyright, industrial design, trade secrets and patents from professionals at a leading IP firm. This session is essential for startups and anyone who may have intellectual property to protect. Register here.

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February 2018

Newcomer Kitchen Hackathon

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

On February 10, 2018, George Brown College, Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts and startGBC will be hosting a hackathon open to all post secondary students! Get ready, get set! Build a team and help be part of the solution for an awesome social innovation challenge. We’ll be creating an official website for the Newcomer Kitchen Hackthon, as well as have more information on how you can find team members if you’re still looking. Stay tuned!

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Fishackathon 2018

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 11, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

First organized by the US Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships in 2014, Fishackathon inspires the creation of digital solutions to address sustainable fisheries challenges. Overfishing and other serious problems harm marine environments and can devastate already-struggling, small-scale fishing marketplaces and communities, many of them in developing countries. Protections exist, but actual enforcement faces major obstacles. To combat this, Fishackathon brings together thousands of concerned designers, developers, and subject matter experts for a weekend to build practical tech solutions to endemic…

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March 2018

Branding and Trademarks workshop by PCK

March 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

What’s the difference between a brand and a trademark? Find out at the PCK Perry + Currier Inc. session where they will discuss the definitions and how your brand and/or trademarks may impact your business. They’ll also discuss choosing and protecting your trademark and the best way to register the mark. Register here!

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April 2018

World Financial Group Emerging Menswear Designer Award Spring 2018 (Date To Be Confirmed)

April 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Giving Canadian menswear designers a national and global platform to showcase their ready to wear menswear collections.   TOM* is pleased to present the WFG Emerging Menswear Designer Award (WFG|EMDA). An annual national competition to find the best new talent in menswear. This initiative is aimed at promoting home grown Canadian design talent and to inspire young designers to specialize in menswear. WFG Emerging Menswear Designer Award is proud to be a partner of TFI, the world’s first fashion incubator.…

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Digifest 2018

April 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

  Keep your calendars open because digifest is on its way! From April 26 – 28, 2018, digifest — a tech festival and startup event — will bring together thought leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, students and creatives to sharing compelling digital content in the interactive, gaming and design industries. Save those dates! More information on the event will be provided closer to its date. You can access their official website here.

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