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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.


September 2021 Genesis Workshop Calendar

Collaboration in Microsoft Sharepoint

Wednesday September 1st 11:00am – 12:00pm

Learn tips and tricks of how to collaborate using Microsoft SharePoint. ICo Tech is a Microsoft Implementation Partner, so you will learn from the experts themselves who have worked with large Government organizations implementing Microsoft applications.

(Powered By: iCo Tech Group)

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Basics of Starting a Small Business in Ontario

Thursday September 2nd 11:00am – 12:00pm

Do you have an idea, and you 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, government support programs, and free services available to you.

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Creative Marketing to Boost Your Small Business

Tuesday September 7th 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Does your marketing plan need some life breathed into it? Do you want to attract customers in innovative, cost-effective ways? Would you like to actually enjoy marketing your business? If so, this informative, dynamic seminar is for you. Get the scoop on creative strategic marketing strategies that make you and your business stand out and prosper in a competitive economy.

(Powered By: Small Business Centre)

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Digital Marketing for Small Business

Wednesday September 8th 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Starting a small business, and looking for some advice on how to get the word out? Join our volunteer expert Ssapna for three workshops exploring the basics of digital marketing!

(Powered By: Merton Libraries)

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Foodpreneur Advantage

Thursday September 9th 10:00am – 12:00pm

This webinar will assist you in navigating the permits and legislation requirements for a food and beverage business. You will have an opportunity to meet and hear from representatives from local health units, municipalities and fire services. You will leave with a better understanding of how to navigate the regulatory compliance in the food and beverage industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights that will help you avoid costly mistakes!

(Powered By: WEBusiness Centre)

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Developing a Business Plan

Friday September 10th 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join us for a financial education workshop presented by LiftFund Women's Business Center and BBVA. In this workshop, financial experts will provide information, tips and resources to help you with your everyday finances and long-term financial goals. In this workshop, business owners will learn the seven parts of a good business plan and what to consider when writing a business plan. At the end of the workshop, business owners will have a blueprint or first draft of a business plan.

(Powered By: Liftfund)

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Starting a Small Business

Tuesday September 14th 10:00am – 11:30am

With a range of programs and services tailored to meet your needs, the London Small Business Centre can help you start and grow your business. Attend this free, 90-minute webinar for a full overview of programs and services, and key business startup information.

(Powered By: Small Business Centre)

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Leveraging Instagram for Your Business

Wednesday September 15th 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Instagram is a powerful tool – but only if you know to leverage its tools to your advantage. Join in to learn more about Instagram Stories, Reels, Live Videos, and IGTV. And how to use these features to increase the performance and engagement of your content.

(Powered By: Business Link)

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How an Online Store Can Boost Your Business

Thursday September 16th 11:30am -12:30am

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

Tuesday September 21st 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Do you have an idea, and you 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, government support programs, and free services available to you.

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Build Your Business with Social Media

Wednesday September 22nd 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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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STEM Speaker Series: Dr. Lisa Porter

Stem Speaker Series: Dr. Lisa Porter Executive Director of We-spark

Thursday September 23rd 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Dr. Lisa Porter is the Executive Director of WE-SPARK Health Institute and a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Windsor. She completed her Ph.D. at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) in the Department of Medical Sciences and was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of California San Diego (La Jolla, CA). Dr. Porter is the recipient of many Awards and Honours, including the Research Impact Award, Faculty of Science (2019), the David Kelly Award for Community Service, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (2018), and the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (2014). Dr. Porter was a founding member of the Windsor Cancer Research Group and continues to sit on the Executive Committee. She is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) University Delegate, a Member of the College of Reviewers and a Scientific Member of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Tumor and Microenvironment Program. Dr. Porter has authored/co-authored book chapters, manuscripts and numerous peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to present her research across Canada and in the U.S. and Europe. She is currently leading WE-SPARK, a collaboration between Windsor Regional Hospital, Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, the University of Windsor and St. Clair College.

Please join us to hear her words of wisdom!

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Design Thinking

Friday September 24th 2:00pm –3:00pm

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 school Design Thinking method.

(Powered By: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre)

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Canva Basics

Monday September 27th 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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Personal Branding and Networking

Tuesday September 28th 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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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Linkedin for Success

Wednesday September 29th 11:00am – 12:00pm

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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Introduction to the Elevator Pitch

Thursday September 30th 10:00am-11:00am

Learn the art of the elevator pitch! An elevator pitch is a brief introduction of yourself and what you do in the time it takes to ride an elevator. You can use these skill to introduce yourself at a networking event or to pitch a product or service for your business. 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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Women in STEM Club. Come join our club!

STEM CLUB

Important Dates:

First meeting via MS Teams Thursday September 16th – from 3:00-4:00pm. To be added to the meeting, please email genesis@stclaircollege.ca

Deadline to be placed on the ballot for the STEM Club Executive (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) is Thursday Sept 16, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Elections for this year’s Women in STEM Club will occur Tuesday September 21st, 2021.

STEM Speaker Series – Lisa Porter, Executive Director or WE-SPARK. Thursday Sept 23rd, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm.

STEM Speaker Series – Cori Linnell, Vice President – Construction, Hines Real Estate Development. Thursday Sept 23rd, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm.

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 12:00-1:00pm.

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


BorderHacks - Applications Now Open

About BorderHacks

  • What: BorderHacks is a virtual hackathon focused on connecting students cross-border to work on challenges and compete against their peers for prizes.
  • When: September 25th & 26th
  • Where: On our discord server - http://discord.borderhacks.com

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