startGBC is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with StartUp Here Toronto to offer 15 George Brown College supported start-ups an opportunity to showcase their business offering at the exciting Stackt Market Toronto activation.
Stackt Market is an exciting innovative pop-up activation that has taken 28,240 sq ft. of unused land at Front and Bathurst and is transforming it into an experience of curated discovery. Designed and constructed entirely out of 140 shipping containers, you will find new experiences, new products and form new perceptions.
The Stackt Market will operate from April 2019 through to the end of September 2020 and will become the newest Toronto attraction, with an onsite brewery, event space, food retailers, retail stores and more.
The StartUp Here Toronto unit is located at Stackt Market Unit No. 5-103, 28 Bathurst Street, and the collaboration partners providing vendors for the unit are REMIX Project, Business in the Streets, along with startGBC. 2 Vendors will share the unit at a time and change ever 2-weeks and we encourage you to revisit Stackt Market regularly to discover new Toronto based start-ups every visit.
startGBC Vendors are listed below with company profiles and dates of activation, so be sure to drop in and meet these amazing entrepreneurs!
The unit will be open 7-days a week between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Monday 15th April to Sunday 28th April, 2019
Poco Mono – http://www.pocomono.ca – Founder: Erin Williams, George Brown College Alumni
Poco Mono is Canada’s newest eco-friendly, 100 percent certified organic children’s clothing line.
Instagram & Facebook: pocomonokids
Lesley Hampton – www.lesleyhampton.com – Founder: Lesley Hampton, George Brown College Alumni
Founded on the principles of inclusivity, identity, awareness, and heritage, the LESLEY HAMPTON brand’s inspiration is defined by the characteristics developed from being a Third Culture Kid and critiques their application in present day society in fashion, media, and pop culture. Diversity is at the core of every piece created by LESLEY HAMPTON. The brand draws inspiration from notations that embody inclusivity, and broader perceptions of beauty that leads to mental health awareness and body-positive advocacy.
The LESLEY HAMPTON Wolfpack is the community being built by our brand, to allow for the creation of body positivity, mental health awareness, and diversity in fashion. By coming together and welcoming individuals to our Wolfpack, we create a space for support, belonging, and experience. We take pride in empowering our community, by donating portion of our profits, to assisting other positive spaces for growth, including, indigenous communities and mental wellness platforms.
Instagram: @Lesley_Hampton Twitter: @LesleyHampton
Monday 29th April to Sunday 12th May, 2019
Odds – www.oddsandwin.com – Founders: Darren Sampson & Will Tennyson, George Brown College Alumni
Simply get the app, and play to win real prizes from local restaurants, shops and businesses. The Odds mobile APP was released in October 2018 on both iOS and Android. Odds is expanding rapidly throughout Markham and Toronto and over the coming months Odds plans are to quickly expand throughout the GTA and beyond, offering Odds players real prizes and offers from 1000s of local restaurants, shops and businesses. Give it a try, play for free and win real prizes!
Instagram and Facebook: @oddsandwin
UNSGND – www.unsgnd.ca – Founder: Dymika Harte, George Brown College Alumni
UNSGND, is a female powered creative agency focused on branding small businesses and recording artists in Toronto. Providing services from brand strategy, logo design, to printed merchandise, UNSGND services small businesses, entrepreneurs and recording artists who need help carving out their brands.
All Social Media Channels: @UNSGND
Monday 27th May to Sunday 9th June, 2019
RAWCOLOGY – http://www.rawcology.com – Founder: Tara Tomulka, startGBC/OCE Supported Company
Rawcology is a Toronto-based health food company offering a line of Superfood Coconut Chips, Grain Free Granola and Bars that are always raw, certified organic, plant-based, dairy free, gluten free, nut free, and refined sugar free. Our products are unlike any others on the market due to our bold and delicious flavours and our unique production process that dehydrates our snacks at low temperature to preserve nutrient quality.
We are committed to using only the finest organic ingredients and superfoods for added nutrition. Since launching in June 2017, Rawcology products can be found in retail stores, juice bars and cafés across Canada, including Bulk Barn, The Big Carrot, Nature’s Emporium, Well.ca, NaturaMarket.ca, and more.
Social Media: @rawcology
Forbidden Fruit Juices – www.forbiddenfruitjuice.ca – Founder: Dina Petsis, startGBC/OCE Supported Company
Forbidden Fruit Juice sprouted in Toronto in 2013 and we have been growing our garden since, all while maintaining our values: Cold pressed, organic, sustainable, and of course, delicious.
Cold-pressed juice maintains the integrity of the fresh produce and allows your body to absorb nutrients in their purest form. It’s all about pressing instead of grinding. This means vital nutrients, minerals and enzymes remain undamaged and unheated.
We always juice in small batches right here in Toronto …with our mothers, made from 100% certified organic ingredients that are GMO free and grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.
Facebook & Instagram: @forbiddenfruitjuice
Monday 24th June to Sunday 7th July, 2019
Phat Nutrition – www.getphatnutrition.com – Founder: Eoin Carroll, startGBC/OCE Supported Company
Phat Tea is a new kind of beverage as instead of adding sugars that cause you to crash, gain weight and get hungry we added the most potent MCT oil available to do the exact opposite. Phat Tea is made to help you stay focused, control your weight and keep you satiated.
Instagram: @phat_nutrition Facebook: Phat Nutrition.
Drink Miura – www.drinkmiura.com – Founder: Adam Lewis, startGBC/OCE Supported Company
Miura is a first of its kind, ready-to-drink Japanese-Style Flash Chilled Coffee. Its proprietary brewing process was designed to emulate the way expert Japanese baristas make their prized iced coffees with extreme precision and attention. The coffee is brewed hot to release the flavour and aroma then instantly chilled to locking these in for later consumption.
Social Media: @MiuraCoffee or @DrinkMiura
Monday 2nd September to Sunday 15th September, 2019
Diana Coatsworth Design – www.dianacoatsworthdesign.com – Founder: Diana Coatsworth, George Brown College Alumni
DCD is for woman of all ages, who want quality, tailored looks that are “more style, less effort”. Diana specializes in custom bridal & red carpet couture, as well as a seasonal collection of upscale garment from casual to event wear. Fresh, original designs that you can cherish for years. DCD believes in inclusivity with a body positive message. Diana knows shopping for clothes can be a vulnerable experience for some, and she cherishes each of her clients by building a lasting relationship with them.
Facebook & Instagram: @dianacoatsworthdesign
Supramorphous – www.supramorphous.com – Founders: Luis Padilla, George Brown College Alumni and Ana Carpio
Supramorphous is an inclusive fashion label created in 2017. Made with sustainable practices and natural fibres of the highest quality textiles. Designed by a forward-thinking duo, Ana Carpio and Luis Padilla fusion product and fashion design.
The brand seeks to create a connection between nature and the human being that is constantly evolving through the aesthetics of design that is expressed in each collection. The brand’s collections aim to break stereotypes that shape more open-minded persons who enjoy being part of modern society.
Social Media Channels: @supramorphous
Monday 14th October to Sunday 27th October, 2019
Cedar and Vine – www.cedarandvine.net – Jo Stewart, George Brown College Alumni
There’s an understated beauty in quality + timeless design. This was the philosophy out of which Cedar & Vine was born. What started as a simple passion has evolved into a mindset that encompasses more than just clothing design.
Facebook & Instagram: @cedarandvine
Monday 25th November to Sunday 8th December 2019
My Wine Canada – mywinecanada.com – Founder: Jackie McLachlan, George Brown College Incubator Company
My Wine Canada is an online wine finder that enables Canadian consumers to shop for and buy wine online from Canada’s top wine producers. This means you get to learn about and buy the very best Canadian wine online, anytime, without going anywhere. Our process is very simple: just pick it, ship it and sip it.
My Wine Canada is built on the knowledge that Canadian wine is among the best in the world. At My Wine Canada, we’re bridging the gap between wineries and consumers in this country with two specific goals: to provide wineries with alternative and additional sales opportunities and to provide consumers with greater access to our wonderful domestic wines.
Social Media Channels: @MyWineCanada
Brazil Heels – www.brazilheels.ca – Founder: Lilia Costa, George Brown College Alumni Entrepreneur
Brazil Heels offer a unique Brazilian concept of beauty and fashion to make you feel more confident and empowered. Each patron has their own unique beauty and style and Brazil Heels range caters for this.
Brazil Heels is the result of the founders passion for shoes and desire to spread the beauty and colours from Brazil into Canada.
Customer satisfaction is at the heart of every sale. That’s why at Brazil Heels they work with well-known, established, and reliable manufacturers by collaborating with the very best, to deliver nothing but quality and style for each and every customer.
Shoes made in Brazil are just like Brazilians. They reflect a vibrant soul and help women worldwide wear the distinct fun and charm of Brazilian culture.
Check out the product in person at the Stackt Market and check out the range at www.brazilheels.ca
Tuesday 4th February to Sunday 16th February 2020
D’Mila – http://dmilaofficial.com – Co-founder & Creative Director, Dylan Duduletz, George Brown College Alumni Entrepreneur
D’Mila is a Toronto based outerwear brand that designs and manufactures chic, tailored jackets and coats entirely in house. Our goal is to prevent the chill factor for the on-the-go professional in an aesthetic driven and diverse culture.
Using “M. Muller & Sohn”, a renowned pattern making system from Germany, combined with traditional tailoring techniques, we pride ourselves in delivering quality made garments by ensuring every piece of outerwear is made to spec.
Monday 30th March to Sunday 12th April 2020
Andre Jones Design – https://andrejonesdesign.ca – Founder, Brandon Jones, George Brown College Alumni Entrepreneur
Andre Jones Design is a small design firm founded by Brandon Andre Jones. The firm focuses on sustainability and environmentally friendly smart designs through creativity, technical skills, and CAD modeling.
Andre Jones Design is based out of Toronto, Canada.