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The Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located at the Main Campus SC128 is the gateway to entrepreneurship and professional development at St. Clair College. It is a hub that connects students with alumni, faculty and the community. The Genesis Centre provides all guests with resources, programs, and support to provide them with tools to help each one succeed in whatever path they choose – whether you work for yourself, or for someone else.


Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events @ Genesis Centre

THE 10 SECRETS TO SUCCESS

Monday June 3, 2pm-3pm

Learn these 10 secrets to help you succeed in school, business and in life!

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A HANDS-ON INTRO TO TensorFlow 2.0

Tuesday June 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm

TensorFlow is one of the most active open source machine learning projects in the world and powers a lot of Google's Machine Learning products. Join Josh Gordon, Google Developer Advocate, as he talks about what TensorFlow is and how to get started. In this one hour tutorial you will be introduced to TensorFlow 2.0, then dive into training neural networks. This tutorial is targeted at folks new to TensorFlow. It helps if you have prior machine learning experience, but you can still follow along if not. Bring your laptop. Josh Gordon works on the TensorFlow team at Google, and teaches Applied Deep Learning at Columbia University and Pace University. He has over a decade of machine learning experience to share.

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THE BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Friday June 7, 2pm-3pm

Have an idea, and want to start your own small business, but you aren’t sure where to start? Find out how to register your business, different business structures, what expenses you need to keep track of and how to do it, financing options, government support programs, and free services available to you.

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NEW TO CANADA? 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INCOME TAXES

Monday June 10, 2pm-3pm

For students, individuals, families and self-employed. Learn about: how Canada’s tax system works, what is an Income Tax Return, why you should file an Income Tax Return, what benefits you are entitled to, and how to File an Income Tax Return. Presented by Fredrick & Associates Accounting and Tax Professionals.

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INTRO TO DESIGN THINKING

Wednesday June 12, 11am-12pm

Change your mindset - about challenges and problem solving - and about creating something new! Build your creative confidence and learn how to innovate using a proven Design Thinking process using the globally recognized IDEO, Standford d.school Design Thinking method.

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LINKEDIN FOR SUCCESS

Thursday June 13, 10am-11am

Learn the fundamentals of LinkedIn, the social network for professionals! In this workshop, you will dive into the tools and services that LinkedIn offers to build your online profile. Valuable for employers and employees, this workshop will also give tips on searching for job openings or for talented future employees.

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THE BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Monday June 17, 10:30am-11:30am

Have an idea, and want to start your own small business, but you aren’t sure where to start? Find out how to register your business, different business structures, what expenses you need to keep track of and how to do it, financing options, government support programs, and free services available to you.

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THE 10 SECRETS TO SUCCESS

Tuesday June 18, 3pm-4pm

Learn the 10 secrets to help you succeed in school, business and in life!

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7 STEPS TO STARTING & GROWING A FREELANCE BUSINESS

Wednesday June 19, 1:30-2:30pm

Have a great idea or leaving your corporate job to go out on your own? Starting a freelance business will transform your dream into reality. Whether you’re starting a side hustle that’ll help you make extra money or plan to build a full-time freelance business, learn the 7 things to help you start your business and grow your clients.

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I HAVE AN APP IDEA. NOW WHAT?

Monday June 24, 10am-11am

Coming up with an app idea is easy, figuring out what to do next is the hard part! Learn the steps to take your App from Idea to Execution.

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Tuesday June 25, 1-2pm

Take the next steps towards positive change in your professional appearance and see how it impacts your future opportunities. Learn the basics of professionalism through fashion all on a budget! Reviewing the differences between business formal, business casual, and casual dress codes. Don’t miss the chance to make a favourable first impression all before your first conversation!

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NEW TO CANADA? 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INCOME TAXES

Wednesday June 26, 2pm-3pm

For students, individuals, families and self-employed. Learn about: how Canada’s tax system works, what is an Income Tax Return, why you should file an Income Tax Return, what benefits you are entitled to, and how to File an Income Tax Return. Presented by Fredrick & Associates Accounting and Tax Professionals.

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To view and print the June workshop list, please click here for a digital version, and click here for a print version.

In Class Workshops

We’ll gladly deliver workshops in class. Available workshops include:

  • The Business Model Canvas – 20 Minute Business Plan - Understand the basics of a business model and learn how to sketch and communicate your idea effectively.
  • The Nuts ‘n Bolts – Basics of Starting a Small Business - how to register your business, business structure, and available government and support programs.
  • Starting & Growing a Freelance Business
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - a good business plan is your road map to success; it’s also required when applying for any type of small business financing. Learn how to develop a business plan this is right for you.
  • Secrets to Success – How to Succeed in Small Business and in Life
  • Design Thinking for Beginners - Change your mindset - about challenges and problem solving - and also about creating something new! Build your creative confidence and learn how to innovate using a proven Design Thinking process using the globally recognized IDEO, Standford d.school Design Thinking method.
  • Networking & Personal Branding
  • Presentation & Public Speaking Skills

To book a classroom workshop please click here.

Genesis is a proud member of:
Ontario Centres of Excellence - Where Next Happens
ONE - Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs