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2016 IT’S A START Pitch Competition Now Open

2016 IT’S A START Pitch Competition Now Open

Start Building Your Creative Future Call for Submissions: 2016 IT’S A START Pitch Competition One of the best careers you can have is one where you are your own boss. The IT’S A START Pitch Competition, presented by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College, provides space, support and mentoring for emerging […]

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Ignite Capital – Start-Ups: $20,000 for your business!

Ignite Capital – Start-Ups: $20,000 for your business!

Ignite Capital is thrilled to announce its 2015 Annual Competition. Ignite Capital is a non-profit organization founded to help aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs, who have limited access to startup financing, the opportunity to compete for up to $20,000 (combination of a $10,000 grant/$10,000 optional loan) and post mentorship support. The selection process will include an initial application, which takes […]

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Next Gen Den Auditions are on Now

Next Gen Den Auditions are on Now

Are you a young entrepreneur in need of money to fuel your start-up, idea or small business? Then apply online for a chance to pitch on the next installment of NEXT GEN DEN, presented by Wolf Blass Wines. Next Gen Den is Dragons’ Den for an online world, featuring the next generation of Dragons. Shorter and made for […]

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Understanding and leveraging the business model canvas

Understanding and leveraging the business model canvas

The business model canvas is fast becoming the standard way for new and aspiring entrepreneurs to conceptualize their enterprises. Reflecting the shift in recent years towards lean startups, and catering to the more visual communication style of millennials, this concise and highly visual approach offers a more clear and integrated look at a business’s objectives […]

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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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