On Thursday May 30th, 2019 George Brown College came together to honour the work of the Office for GBC Research & Innovation at Explore 2019. There’s no better day than when you can spotlight the incredible work that George Brown College students do to advance themselves.
startGBC has seen such an increase in entrepreneurs establishing a business. This year we awarded the following awards….
startGBC 2019 Student Entrepreneur of the Year (Unincorporated)
startGBC 2019 Student Entrepreneur of the Year (Unincorporated) was awarded to Madhur Tyagi by George Brown College President, Anne Sado. Madhur has been building his business “Inbound Marketeers” for the last 2-years and has made outstanding headway on building customers for his direct marketing company. Check out Madhur’s business at….
startGBC 2019 Student Entrepreneur of the Year (Incorporated)
startGBC 2019 Student Entrepreneur of the Year (Incorporated) was awarded to Mutiat Olaniyan by George Brown College President, Anne Sado. Mutiat, who has just graduated from a GBC School of Fashion program has built a lovely business MAY9 that designs modesty clothing.
startGBC 2019 Tech Startup of the Year
startGBC Tech Startup of the Year was awarded to Darren Sampson and Will Tennyson of Odds, by George Brown College President, Anne Sado. Darren and Will have done an amazing job of developing a dynamic app that links consumers to local money saving deals. Launched in December 2019, Odds goes from strength to strength in its growth. Be sure to download the Odd’s app from all app stores and check out the Odd’s website….
startGBC 2019 Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year
startGBC Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to Lesley Hampton of Lesley Hampton & Robust, by George Brown College President, Anne Sado. Lesley has not only created an amazing brand in formal wear and just launched a second brand Robust that creates leisurewear but has done outstanding work to highlight issues with mental health, body diversity and the trans population. Lesley is a true ambassador to indigenous and women entrepreneurship. Lesley Hampton was launched in 2017 whilst Lesley was still studying at George Brown College. Check out Lesley’s website to view her stunning work….
startGBC Mentor/Advisor of the Year
startGBC really couldn’t deliver a fraction of its support if it wasn’t for our amazing mentor advisors who in 2018/19 gave 443 hours of their valuable time free of charge to support our entrepreneurs.
This year we awarded the startGBC 2019 Mentor/Advisor Award to Kenny Bahia who has helped support 11 entrepreneurs with 33 hours. Sadly Kenny had an accident that required a hospital visit and therefore couldn’t be present to collect his award. A huge thanks to Kenny and all of the amazing mentor/advisors that help support startGBC!