StartGBC opens new collaborative space for student entrepreneurs

We have an exciting new space to support our students’ entrepreneurial ideas. 

On September 20 we celebrated the official opening of the startGBC Co-working Space — a 1,200-square-foot facility for our students and graduates to develop their business plans and collaborate with faculty, staff and industry partners to make dreams become a reality. 

StartGBC is a virtual hub started in 2014 that provides support and mentorship for budding entrepreneurs in the George Brown community. 

“At George Brown, we see entrepreneurship as a powerful way for students and graduates to build new skills, bring their creative ideas to life and make their mark on the world. We’re proud to support this development through startGBC,” says George Brown College President Anne Sado. 

“With the launch of this dedicated co-working space, startGBC will be able to support even more students and alumni on their entrepreneurial journey from ideation to commercialization.” 

You can find the startGBC Co-working Space in room 418 at the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences at Waterfront Campus

StartGBC successes 

Our startGBC entrepreneurs are making their mark on the city. Recent School of Design graduate Dymika Harte launched her own all-female branding and graphic design firm UNSGND Open New Browser Window (she also won our 2018 Entreprenuership Award). And Wes Grove and John Parker, both Child and Youth Care Worker grads, created Mobile Arts Programming, or MAP, to bring music education and workshops to underserved communities. 

Since 2014 startGBC has: 

  • Supported nearly 200 early-stage student entrepreneurs 
  • Recruited 34 mentors 
  • Run 14 competitions
  • Hosted 41 events attended by more than 8,000 students

Are you a student with a business idea?