Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022 (November 14 to 19, 2022)
Once again, Ontario College Incubator Network (OCIN), including George Brown College is delighted to be an official delivery partner during Global Entrepreneurship Week. During Global Entrepreneurship Week we will be celebrating George Brown College Alumni Entrepreneurs and budding student entrepreneurs. We are staging a number of events to help provide guidance to current Ontario college students, alumni, and community members to build on their entrepreneurial journeys or foster the development of an entrepreneurial mindset.
Events this year will be a mix of in-person and online. Events are free of cost to students and alumni. Registration is open and we request that you register for events and block the time in your calendar. Details on location or online connection will be emailed 48 hours before each event.
As ever, we give our sincere thanks to our fantastic mentor advisors facilitating the events during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022. They bring outstanding industry and start-up knowledge that will deliver benefits to all those who attend events and they provide all of their time FREE OF CHARGE to support your personal growth.
Daily, November 14 – 19, 2022
As part of the George Brown College Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration, we asked our alumni entrepreneurs for book recommendations that helped motivated them to push forward during their entrepreneurial journey. See the following link to the books available at George Brown College Library Learning Commons or check out your local public library system if you aren’t a current George Brown College student. Also, be sure to watch the video.
Monday, November 14, 2022
Speaking with Confidence
Event Location: George Brown College, Student Sucess Hub (WF104), 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1B6
We kick off the George Brown College Global Entrepreneurship Week events with a highly engaging and dynamic workshop to help you build confidence in your networking as you build skills in building business relationships. Join Stephan and Juan, amazing comedians, keynote speakers and corporate trainers as they give you tips and tools to help you build skills whilst having fun.
Whether it’s building strategic relationships, increasing sales/fundraising or influencing stakeholders, speaking with confidence is a critical skill. It’s also something you can learn. The challenge is getting proper feedback. After all, in the real world people will rarely tell you if your tone of voice is cold, your posture intimidating or your attempts at communication awkward.
In this fun, supportive, and highly interactive presentation, we will take your audience through proven exercises used by top actors and performers to understand exactly how they come across to others, and give them the tools and techniques to communicate effectively and amplify their natural personality in the most magnetic way.
Location: George Brown College Student Hub, (WF104), Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON
Tips for Crafting a Dynamic Business Plan & Cashflow Forecast Workshop
Learn about free tools Futurpreneur makes available to entrepreneurs and let Andrew explain how to craft a dynamic business plan and the important cashflow forecast containing all the information funders/lenders will be looking for. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE SESSION: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/f3f6c5638e4842ffa45dc0e808c747ca
5:00 p.m. – Announcement of 2022 startGBC Student Innovator of the Year
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – VIRTUAL EVENT ONLINE – CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE SESSION: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/f3f6c5638e4842ffa45dc0e808c747ca
Come listen, engage and learn from 3 amazing George Brown College School of Fashion alumni entrepreneurs as they share with you their tips and wisdom on how to build your business. Join Betsy Campos, Founder/CEO, Unika Swimwear – Jo Beach, Founder/Creative Director, Cedar & Vine and Diana Coatsworth, Founder/Creative Director, Diana Coatsworth Design
101 to Marketing Your Business
4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – VIRTUAL EVENT ONLINE – CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE SESSION: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/f3f6c5638e4842ffa45dc0e808c747ca – Presented by Emileah Baumen, Digital Main Street –
Marketing is key to creating sales for your business and marketing activities continue to change fast as more and more businesses move to e-commerce. Join Emileah from Digital Main Street for this very detailed and informative workshop to help you focus on the important aspects when building your marketing campaigns.
5:00 p.m. – Announcement of 2022 startGBC Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
HST – Your Legal Responsabilities
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – VIRTUAL EVENT ONLINE – CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE SESSION: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/f3f6c5638e4842ffa45dc0e808c747ca – Presented by Ali Ladha, Vertical CPA
What is Harmonised Sales Tax (HST)? When do I need to charge HST? How do I register for HST? These are normal questions people ask when they set up businesses and start to sell products or services. HST is a legal requirement that business owners need to be aware of. Join us as Ali Ladha, Founder of Vertical CPA provides very detailed information in a fun, clear and concise manner to help you understand the basics of HST.
5:00 p.m. – Announcement of 2022 startGBC Tech Entrepreneur of the Year
Thursday, November 17, 2022
11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – IN-PERSON EVENT – George Brown College Waterfront Daniels Campus, 3 Lower Jarvis Street, Toronto
In partnership with the Black Student Success Network (BSSN), we are proud to be hosting an in-person panel discussion with 4 amazing George Brown College alumni entrepreneurs who have all made a huge impact during their personal entrepreneurial journeys. Join us for a great discussion, refreshments and discussion with Nancy Lemi, Founder, Neecee Lexy – Dymika Harte, CEO/Founder, UNSGND – Emefa Kuadey, Founder/Creative Director, Israelle Kobla and Zhorrah Grant, Founder/CEO, Hair Granted Beauty Supply as they all discuss how they got started in business, the barriers they have experienced and how they have overcome them.
Creating and Closing Sales
4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – VIRTUAL EVENT ONLINE – CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE SESSION: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/f3f6c5638e4842ffa45dc0e808c747ca – Presented by Lorraine Helmkay, VP North America, Thistle Seafood
If you don’t create sales, you don’t have a business! Come listen and learn as Lorraine shares some of her tips and experiences from her lifelong career in business development, creating and closing sales. Being clear on your message, understanding your customer’s concerns and being aware of the sales funnel and how many prospective customers you need be adding regularly to ensure enough sales conversions.
5:00 p.m. – Announcement of 2022 startGBC Social Innovator of the Year
Friday, November 18, 2022
PITCH IT GBC! Finals
10:00 a.m. In-Person and by invitation only
10 budding entrepreneurs will pitch their business idea for the chance to win part of a $5,000 prize fund provided by Desjardins. Winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m.
DIY YOUR MOBIL APP WITH NO CODE
4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – VIRTUAL EVENT ONLINE – CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE SESSION: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/f3f6c5638e4842ffa45dc0e808c747ca – Presented by Sisa Lleses, Design Off The Boat
Are you looking to build an app, but you have no background or knowledge in coding? Do you think the expense of creating an app is out of your financial reach? Welcome Design Off The Boat is an all-women product design crew for women founders that want to break into social impact tech. We team up with women & non-technical founders to build and launch their app ideas without technical & financial barriers. With their One Week Apps service, you can design, build, and launch your mobile app idea in just one week for 1/5th of the cost of traditional development. (OneWeekApps.io). Sisa is a Product Designer that steers a lot of ships. She’s able to run her own agency thanks to her mastery in optimizing product design processes and building tech with no code; Support business communities as a coveted speaker for entrepreneurship & design, as well as rapidly building software; and impact the lives of those needing aid in times of crisis through award-winning UX design.
5:00 p.m. – Announcement of 2022 startGBC Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Google for Entrepreneurs
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – IN-PERSON EVENT (George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside, Toronto – Presented by Vimal, GDG Cloud Toronto
Google provides many tools and resources for start-ups. The GDG Cloud Toronto team will go over a number of items to help support budding entrepreneurs and social innovators. This will include how to build a website without coding, the benefits of registering your business with Google and the Google for Startups online resource library. This workshop is in-person and FREE for all Ontario College students, George Brown College and startGBC community members.
Google Machine Learning in Image Processing
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – IN-PERSON EVENT (George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside, Toronto – Presented by Vimal, GDG Cloud Toronto
Join the GDG Cloud Toronto team for a hands-on workshop to build skills in Google Machine Learning in Image Processing. All attendees will be encouraged and guided in completing a set Google learning module and all those who do complete will received a Google certificate of completion. This workshop is in-person and FREE for all Ontario College students, George Brown College and startGBC community members using the following PROMO CODE: STARTGBCNL10X
Thank you for your interest in the George Brown College, Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022 celebrations. We hope that you can attend some of the events. Although we know not all students will become entrepreneurs, we do know that employers expect employees to have a more developed entrepreneurial mindset. So come and expand your knowledge and skill-sets. For continued entrepreneurial support please reach out to startGBC, Enactus George Brown, and Youth Going Forward.