How we help
The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre has many great resources that you can access, which will allow you to thrive as an entrepreneur.
Events and training
Take part in exciting events and comprehensive training that will fuel your entrepreneurship, help you learn new skills and stand apart from the rest.
This annual event is an opportunity to learn from a diverse set of leaders that are experts in their field of business. It offers a jam-packed agenda that includes a keynote, workshops on a variety of relevant business topics, a presidents panel and networking.
This program is perfect for entrepreneurs starting a new business or considering pivoting an existing business.
The Further, Faster program is a condensed business training program for entrepreneurs at all stages, in all industries.
Henry Bernick Medal Awards
The Henry Bernick Medal Awards is an annual event to celebrate and present the medals to deserving recipients across three distinct categories: Student Entrepreneur, Community Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurs’ Champion. Each year this event features a world renounce keynote speaker.
If you’re an experienced entrepreneur, you know building a successful ecommerce business requires more than just a course or an online community. Through this program, you’ll master the 15 pillars of running a structured and scalable ecommerce business either as a solopreneur, or as part of a team. Receive over 60 hours of complete video training from 25 industry experts.
The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre can be the one degree of separation between you and the contact you need to grow further, faster.
Department of Research and Innovation
The Research and Innovation department at Georgian College is the hub for research, development and innovation, focusing on product design, prototyping, market research, analysis, testing and e-business solution development.
Georgian Angel Network
Georgian Angel Network was established to connect angel investors in the Barrie, South Georgian Bay, Orangeville and Muskoka/Huntsville regions with entrepreneurs needing equity capital to commercialize their innovations.
Anne Dorsey is a specialized business librarian with 25 years experience in public and academic libraries. Anne has worked with over a thousand entrepreneurs and small business owners to assist them with key marketing resources. Anne has brought key target market databases to several libraries in Ontario, including Georgian College. Anne is passionate about entrepreneurs understanding and utilizing the best possible marketing information.
Sandbox connects people and their ideas to business resources; where guided collaboration and sharing of collective knowledge support their journey to success.
Learn from an incredible team of experienced mentors that are here to help your business flourish by providing guidance in their areas of expertise.
eCommerce, Sales, Marketing, Branding
Income tax, Canada Revenue Agency standards, small business management
Public Relations, Communications, Branding.
Business planning & plans, Research, specializing in public and academic libraries
Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Software Development, and more
Business planning and development, go-to market Strategy, food industry
Intellectual Property, Trademarking, Licensing, Mergers and Acquisitions
Joy A. Adams
Cash Flow Planning, Employee Benefits, Key Person Insurance, and more.
Food & Beverage product development, food safety, supply chain management.
Finance, Fractional Finance Services
Social Media Strategy, Content Development, Communications.
Advertising Agency, Branding & Marketing, Business Planning & Plans
Business planning & plans, Go to Market Strategy, Lean Startup including ideation
eCommerce, Sales, Marketing, Product & Business Development
Early stage companies, HR function, Tech/biotech Mental health.
Did somebody say funding?
From angel investors to grants and loans, we can help connect you to funding sources that you need for your business.
- Angel investing: Georgian Angel Network
- Business loans: Orillia CDC Business Loans
- Funds and grants: Southwestern Ontario Development Fund
Fill out our intake form to learn how you can apply for additional resources.
Connect with us
Are you ready to start your entrepreneurial journey?
Contact us or visit us in person to learn more about how the Henry Bernick Centre can get you further, faster.
705.728.1968, ext. 1149
One Georgian Dr.
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9
Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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