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The Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located at the Main Campus SC128 (right by Tim Horton’s) is the gateway to entrepreneurship and professional development at St. Clair College. It is a hub that connects students, 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. If you have a business idea or solution, this is the place to start!

In an effort to keep everyone safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre will be hosting all programming in an entirely virtual format. All posted Workshops and events will be delivered through Zoom.

If you are unable to attend an event due to a personal or school scheduling conflict, please email genesis@stclaircollege.ca and we will make arrangements to accommodate you. If you are interested in a one-on-one mentorship consultation, those can be set up any time via the above email address.


October 2021 Genesis Workshop Calendar

Starting Your Business 101

Friday October 1st 9:30am – 11:00am

Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive webinar will help you have a step-by-step overview of what you need to do to make it happen. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions in your own words.

(Powered By: Enterprise Toronto)

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How to Write a Traditional Business Plan

Monday October 4th 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Writing a business plan is a great way to ensure you know how you want to operate your business and the goals you want to reach. It's your roadmap to success! In this presentation, we'll provide you with a simple, easy-to-use business plan template and walk through each section to ensure you understand the concepts.

(Powered By: Business to Bruce)

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Stem Speaker Series: Cori Linnell – Vice President Construction, Hines Ltd

Tuesday October 5th 7:00pm-8:00pm

Cori Linnell was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, but now resides in Downtown Chicago. Linnell received her joint bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and Architecture from Lawrence Technological University. Her career started as an Interior Architect for health care design at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Later Cori went back to school at the University of Illinois to receive her MBA and Master's in Architecture. Cori began her 23-year career with Hines in Detroit, MI, as an Assistant Construction Manager at the Renaissance Center for GM Global Headquarters. Since then, she has worked on many different projects such as: office towers, suburban office campuses, high rise apartment towers, as well as renovations.

Cori has worked very hard to lead the way for other women in her industry and is very proud to "Carry a torch for other women coming up the ranks in the workforce. It is time and long overdue".

(By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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ShopHERE Information Session

Wednesday October 6th 10:00am – 11:00am

The goal of ShopHERE Powered By Google is to build and optimize online stores for small independent businesses and artists in just a matter of days. With ShopHERE, businesses get to expand their selling opportunities into the online market.

(Powered By: Digital Main Street)

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Basics of Starting a Small Business in Ontario

Thursday October 7th 10:00am – 11:00am

Find out how to register your business, different business structures, what expenses you need to keep track of and how to do it, government support programs, and free services available to you.

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Building Your Business with Social Media

Friday October 8th 11:00am – 12:00pm

Interacting with consumers on social media is an important marketing strategy for small businesses. Using social media helps you build brand awareness, increase your customer base, and connect with current customers. Learn how during this informative workshop!

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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What to Consider When Registering Your Business

Tuesday October 12th 12:30pm – 1:30pm

We’ll guide you on the items and thought process you need explore when registering your new business. Learn where to look for regulations, and how to think about the ever-growing checklist new entrepreneurs need to face when launching for the first time.

(Powered By: Business Centre Guelph-Wellington)

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LinkedIn for Success

Wednesday October 13th 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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.

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Personal Branding and Networking

Thursday October 14th 11:00am – 12:00pm

Learn the how and why of Personal Branding to set you apart from others on social media platforms and how to establish a Network of personal and business connections to help you and your business soar!

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Friday October 15th 10:00am – 11:00am

Learn about social innovation and how to start and grow your own social enterprise. Hear about the many social enterprises around Windsor-Essex (you’ll probably be surprised how many we have!) and get to know the Forbes International Top 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and how they’ve combined purpose and profit.

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Basics of Starting a Small Business in Ontario

Tuesday October 19th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Find out how to register your business, different business structures, what expenses you need to keep track of and how to do it, government support programs, and free services available to you.

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Business Etiquette and Professionalism

Thursday October 21st 11:00am – 12:00pm

Mind your manners! This workshop will teach you the proper etiquette and manners to use in a business environment. We’ll cover topics such as, the differences between casual, business casual and business attire, proper email etiquette and even table manners for those dinner meetings with employers. Yes please!

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Canva Basics

Monday October 25th 10:00am – 11:00am

Do you want to learn tips and tricks to help expand your marketing skills? Learn how to create logos, build social media graphics, banners, etc! Join us to learn all about the basics of Canva, a free online marketing tool that will help you grow your business!

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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The Power of LinkedIn

Tuesday October 26th 7:00pm – 8:00pm

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful social media platforms available today for both personal and professional development. With more than 700 million members worldwide, many people are still unsure how to use the platform correctly for their personal advancement. In this session, you will learn how to look for jobs, find hiring managers, how to network through posts, learn more about groups, events and how to build your network the right way. We will also introduce tips and tricks on how to make your profile stand out, develop content, how to use the alumni tool and how you can enhance your overall presence.

(Powered By: The HBCU Career Centre)

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Elevator Pitch

Wednesday October 27th 3:00pm-4:00pm

An elevator pitch is a brief introduction of yourself and what you do in the time it takes to ride an elevator. With this workshop you will be taught how to introduce yourself, business idea or your product with while leaving a lasting impact on those you meet.

If you want to become confident in how you deliver yourself, then this workshop is for YOU!

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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How an Online Store Can Boost Your Patience

Thursday October 28th 11:30am – 12:30pm

How an Online Store Can Boost Your Business: Free Program Funded by the Province of Ontario and FedDev Ontario

The goal of ShopHERE Powered By Google is to build and optimize online stores for small independent businesses and artists in just a matter of days. With ShopHERE, businesses get to expand their selling opportunities into the online market.

(Powered By: Digital Main Street)

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Lunch N’ Learn with Entrepreneurs

Friday October 29th 12:00pm-1:00pm

Learn from fellow entrepreneurs during this fun and interactive panel discussion: Hear why they decided to be their own boss. They'll share their journey - the ups and downs and pros and cons - and what they love most about being an entrepreneur.

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Women in STEM Club. Come join our club!

STEM CLUB

President: Cristina Tymczak, Robotics
Vice Pres.: Angie Lopez Salas, Biomedical Engineering
Treasurer: Daniya Syeda, Business Administration, Accounting
Secretary: Yosra El-Baser, Computer Systems Technology Networking

First in-person meeting (COVID restrictions permitting…if not, we’ll host on-line) at the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128, Thursday October 7, 2021 from 4:00-5:00pm.

If you would like to join the Women in STEM Club or have any questions, please email genesis@stclaircollege.ca


St. Clair-Odette Peddie, Amherstburg Challenge

The St.Clair-Odette-Peddie, Amherstburg Challenge is putting our students head-to-head against the University of Windsor in a real-life challenge to redesign and propose business strategies for an existing cafe in beautiful downtown Amherstburg!

We are looking for teams of students made up from a variety of programs to work together. If you want to participate but don’t have a team, we’ll try to set you up. Students from any program can apply. Interior design, marketing, graphic design, architecture, business, culinary, etc. Presentation will be made to a panel of judges and the winning team takes home $5000 in cash!

Please email genesis@stclaircollege.ca for more information about the challenge. Final team rosters must be submitted by Monday October 18th, 2021.


Ford Innovation Showcase coming Spring 2022!
Genesis is a proud member of:
Ontario Centres of Excellence - Where Next Happens
ONE - Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs