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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.


December 2021 Genesis Workshop Calendar

Canva Basics

Wednesday December 1st 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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How an Online Store Can Boost Your Business

Thursday December 2nd 11:30am – 12:30pm

How an Online Store Can Boost Your Business: Free Program Funded by the Province of Ontario and FedDev OntarioThe 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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Building Your Business with Social Media

Monday December 6th 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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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Business 101

Tuesday December 7th 9:00am - 11:30am

Completing this workshop will give you the tools you need to create a Business Model canvas as a precursor to a business plan. Additionally, you may be introduced to additional workshops to help your business get to the next level.

(Powered By: Business Centre Guelph-Wellington)

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LinkedIn for Success

Wednesday December 8th 10:00am – 11:00am

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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How an Online Store Can Boost Your Business

Thursday December 9th 11:30am- 12:30pm

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

Register Here

Basics of Starting a Small Business

Monday December 13th 9:00am – 10:00am

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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Ecommerce 101: What, Why and How

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 10:00am-11:30am

More consumers than ever before are turning to online shopping for greater convenience, safety, and variety. In this webinar, the Toronto Digital Service Squad will teach you the basic steps to setting up an online store. We will cover everything from what you need to prepare before launching a store, to choosing an e-commerce platform, to providing excellent customer service online. You’ll finish this session feeling excited about how e-commerce can help you reach new customers and expand into different markets.

(Powered By: WE Small Business Centre)

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Perfecting Your Pitch

Wednesday December 15th 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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 Business

Thursday December 16th 11:30am- 12:30pm

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

Register Here

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Friday December 17th 12:00pm-1:00pm

Are you a social entrepreneur? It’s probably not what you think. 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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Social Media Trends for 2022

Tuesday December 21st 9:00am – 11:00am

Our Social Media Trends for 2022 event will break down the need-to-know marketing trends for each platform, identify new and emerging tools, and feature content themes and memes set to skyrocket in 2022. We will discuss how to update your social media strategy to ensure you stay relevant and appealing to your audiences, and, as always, will showcase some of the best examples we can find.

(Powered By: Avocado Social)

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Social Media and the Job Search

Wednesday December 22nd 10:00am – 12:00pm

A free workshop designed to help job seekers from a variety of career backgrounds with hands-on techniques to manage their online presence. What does your online presence say about you? For example, do you know which tools employers use to research candidates before hiring?

(Powered By: Region of Waterloo Employment Services)

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FOUNDERS WEEK

St. Clair College Alumni Association

The Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre is proud to be partnering in Founders Week (beta), celebrating our local entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Come join us for these free sessions happening all week. (You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to attend).

A special thank you to the St. Clair College Alumni Association for their generous Gold Sponsorship of the event.

Visit the Founders Week website


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


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