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January 2018

Social Enterprise Hackathon 2018

January 17 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 7:00 pm

Hacking to Better Welcome Syrian Refugees into Our Communities: Newcomer Kitchen On Saturday February 10th 2018, The Next Social Impactor and startGBC are excited to engage students and professionals in the Newcomer Kitchen Social Enterprise Hackathon. As a non-profit that provides newly-arrived Syrian women with an opportunity to work and integrate into their communities, Newcomer Kitchen is interested in developing a social enterprise ‘playbook’ that leverages their business model to welcome newcomers into communities all around the world! Students and…

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Ask the Expert – Insurance for Small Business

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Because one loss could derail everything you’ve worked so hard to build, every small business needs to consider their business insurance needs. Join us as Tony O’Brien of TruShield Insurance discusses some of the coverage options to help protect your business and answers questions about your business’ specific needs. Expert’s Bio: Tony’s career began at AIG in 1981 as a commercial property underwriter and in 1989 he joined the London Insurance Group as a partner in their specialty lines operation.…

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Intellectual Property Basics for Startups

January 23 @ 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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Lunch & Learn Presentation – Programs That Support Entrepreneurs

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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TiEQuest 2018

January 26

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN INVESTMENTS AND CASH PRIZES IN EXCESS OF $100,000? If the answer is yes, you are in the right place. TiE Toronto has opened applications to TiEQuest 2018 and is calling startups to apply. This is a multi-stage business venture competition bringing startups from across Canada to compete for a large monetary prize, receive advice from industry professionals, and network with top angel investors, venture capitalists, fund managers and other professionals. APPLICANTS AND WINNERS WILL…

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IT’S A START 2018 Pitch Competition

January 26

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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OpenEd Hacks: Innovating for Education

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - January 27 @ 9:00 pm

Have an idea that’s going to revolutionize the future of work and learning? OpenEd Hacks is an innovation challenge dedicated to innovating solutions to reinvent tomorrow’s learning experience through prototyping and design thinking. This represents an opportunity for every educator to improve the education system and every student to challenge the status quo. Participants are encouraged to tackle challenges at the intersection of education and technology, including but not limited to: Access to anywhere-anytime learning that builds creative, computational and…

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GrowthWheel Entrepreneur Boot Camp

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you challenged to keep up with the daily routines in your business, knowing you need to do more to focus on growth, but uncertain what to do? GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth. All businesses, from pre-venture start-ups to established enterprises, must address four key challenges. They need an attractive business concept, lasting customer relationships, profitable operations, and a strong organization. Attendees will participate in this hands-on…

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#GBConnect – Your Digital Brand

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

#GBConnect: Your Digital Brand Digital branding is more important now than ever. We live in a digital age where with a click of a button, we receive content at an overwhelming rate. Users are bombarded with options and amongst all of this you want to ensure that your brand is visible. Join us at #GBConnect: Your Digital Brand where George Brown graduates, Eileen Zhang, President of Titika Active Couture, who has taken her fashion brand global, and Nikole Goncalves, Founder…

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February 2018

Unlock Your Big Idea Pitch Competition

February 1

Get Ready for #UYBIPitch2018 Competition The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) Partners in Peel are pleased to announce the 3rd annual Unlock Your Big Idea Pitch Competition. The UYBI Pitch Competition provides entrepreneurs in the West Greater Toronto Area with the opportunity to win a share of funding and mentorship through the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs. Winners will be Selected in 3 Categories (Plus a bonus 5K for Best Youth-led Startup!) Applicants can apply to more than one category. 1. Social Enterprise…

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