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What to Consider When Starting Your Own Business

What to Consider When Starting Your Own Business

Ever daydream about starting your own business? Well you’re not alone. According to Statistics Canada 2004 Business Registry SMEs account for 97% of business done in Ontario. The definition of a SME is a company with less than 500 employees and less than $50M in annual profits. In Ontario, the self-employment rate has risen substantially […]

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How to improve and share your skills?

How to improve and share your skills?

Hey startGBC readers! My name is Tammy Johns and I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Skills.com. I am so proud to announce our launch and introduce you to the Skills.com community and platform! It was an honor to have launched three weeks ago today at the UpSkill America summit held at the White House […]

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startGBC KahootsHQ Community

startGBC KahootsHQ Community

Kahoots connects students and entrepreneurs with different backgrounds. They wanted to create a platform for users to show off the projects they’re working on, but more importantly, give them better access to talent to build out their project team. Entrepreneurs with project ideas or early stage startups need a variety of skills to get up […]

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Sweet Sushi Cycle!

Sweet Sushi Cycle!

Our last Why Not Me? Alumni Entrepreneurs event was the best one yet!  A fabulous group of students and faculty were there to hear Henry Chong, founder of Revelo Electric Bikes, and Jessica Schwartz, founder of Sweet Sushi, talk about their experiences.  The two businesses seem very different, yet both agreed on the importance of […]

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George Brown College Student Named 2015 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow Central Canada

George Brown College Student Named 2015 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow Central Canada

  Azar Allasvandi, student at George Brown College received the 2015 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow award for Central Canada from this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter, HSBC Bank Canada. The award presentation took place at the 2015 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition on March 9 in Mississauga. The […]

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Cities of Tomorrow Competition

Cities of Tomorrow Competition

A photo posted by startGBC (@startgbc) on Mar 11, 2015 at 1:51pm PDT Cities of Tomorrow is a competition of ideas where teams of post-secondary students from across Ontario are invited to submit innovative proposals for an urban project or policy idea. Ontario’s large urban centres face a series of complex challenges as they continue […]

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AcceleratorU and You

AcceleratorU and You

  startGBC is pleased to partner with AcceleratorU, a Toronto based virtual accelerator and eLearning company to bring you a dedicated array of practical learning tools aimed solely on helping you turn your ideas into high potential, validated market offerings. startGBC strongly believes in supporting your journey and doing so…in a smart manner. This means […]

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MAKO@GeorgeBrown Invention Awards 2015

MAKO@GeorgeBrown Invention Awards 2015

A photo posted by startGBC (@startgbc) on Feb 18, 2015 at 7:14am PST George Brown and MAKO Invent are thrilled to announce the first ever annual MAKO @GeorgeBrown Invention Awards. Over $10,000 in cash prizes and in-kind services will be awarded to the top three applicants, which will be announced at the awards ceremony on […]

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#whynotmegbc

#whynotmegbc

A photo posted by startGBC (@startgbc) on Feb 5, 2015 at 7:47am PST We kicked off the startGBC Why Not Me? speaker series at Casa Loma campus last week with some wonderful advice from our George Brown alumni entrepreneur panelists. Jeff Wong, Founder of Danceinc: Take advice with a grain of salt.  You are the […]

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