GCSC 2020 partners
Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with its Air Canada Express regional partners, Air Canada serves close to 35 million passengers annually and provides direct passenger service to more than 175 destinations on five continents.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Kiana Pomponio pitch Air Canada!
Bunzl is a global sourcing and distribution company. They provide the food packaging, cleaning and hygiene, safety and industrial products that keep over 45,000 Canadian businesses running every day. Headquartered in London, England, Bunzl operates in 30 countries around the world.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Devreet Dulay pitch Bunzl!
Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at a retail location and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution that accepts credit cards and the Shopify POS application to power retail sales. Shopify currently powers over 400,000 retailers in 100 different countries including: Tesla Motors, Gatorade, Forbes, CrossFit and many more.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Roee Dunkelman pitch Shopify!
As an integrated energy company, Imperial Oil explores for, produces, refines and markets products essential to society. Whether it's finding oil and gas, making and selling high-quality petroleum products, or investing in innovative research, their business helps ensure Canada's quality of life and energy future.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Braden Simpson pitch Imperial Oil!
As a leading global financial services organization with deep Canadian roots, Manulife helps more than 22 million customers around the world with their big financial decisions. Manulife has over 130 years of industry experience and $1 trillion in assets.
Click here to see GCSC finalist JohnPaul Macioce pitch Manulife!
North American Plastics group, is a collection of the industry’s top leading brands in plastics distribution With each of the 13 brands operating independently, they offer a wide range of value-added services, product lines and localized customer service.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Sarah Riaz pitch North American Plastics!
Sales Talent Agency is recognized by Growth 500 as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. Over the last 11+ years, Sales Talent Agency has established a reputation as the hardest working, most knowledgeable and well-networked sales recruitment company in North America. They have helped more than 1,000+ companies hire top-performing sales professionals.
TouchBistro is a Toronto-based software company whose restaurant point of sale system for the iPad is the top grossing Food and Beverage iTunes app in over 34 countries. Run by a team of restaurant industry veterans, TouchBistro offers restaurateurs a variety of in-app features such as bill-splitting and customizable menus that help them streamline their business.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Winston Devendrarajah pitch TouchBistro!
Grand & Toy, part of the OfficeMax family, provides workplace innovation to businesses in over 50 countries. From the latest technology, interiors and furniture, everyday office supplies and facility resources, to a wide range of print and document services, Grand & Toy boasts $14 Billion in revenue.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Aida Mohammad pitch Grand & Toy!
Vision Critical provides a cloud-based customer intelligence platform that allows companies to build engaged, secure communities of customers. Based in Vancouver, the company was founded by Andrew Reid in 2000 and works with over 700 global brands around the world.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Omar Alsayyed pitch Vision Critical!
Having started the company in his parents’ basement, CEO Mike McDerment grew FreshBooks into the #1 cloud accounting solution in Canada. With paying customers in over 160 countries, the company is on the list of Canada’s Top Employers and recently hit $50 Million in annual revenue.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Zach Greer pitch FreshBooks!
Waste Management was founded in response to modern society’s shift to creating products that are convenient, easily consumed and designed to be thrown away. With innovative and efficient waste management solutions, the Company allows residential, commercial, and industrial establishments across Canada properly manage their waste.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Sebastian Calderon-Seaforth pitch Waste Management!
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the centre of Silicon Valley. Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Tristan Broks pitch Cisco!
Finning is the world's largest Caterpillar dealer. It sells, rents, and providing parts and service for equipment and engines across Western Canada, South America, and UK and Ireland. Finning’s customers span industries such as mining, construction, petroleum, forestry and a wide range of power systems applications.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Martina Carstairs pitch Finning!
The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American Multinational Financial Services corporation headquartered in New York City. The company was founded in 1850 and is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its charge card, credit card, and traveller’s cheque businesses.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Sandeep Niranjan pitch American Express!
Easypromos is a self-service digital marketing management platform that enables companies to gather valuable data about their customers through social media. With offices in Barcelona and Valencia, Easypromos has helped over 20,000 clients engage with their audience, generate leads, and foster customer loyalty.
Click here to see GCSC finalist Aissam Souidi pitch Easypromos!
Clearbanc is a Toronto-based company that helps e-commerce startups raise capital through providing revenue based loans. Clearbanc is going through a growth phase, and plans to invest $1 billion in 2000 companies in 2019.
A pioneer of the equipment rental industry, Herc Rentals provides equipment for a wide range of entities from disaster recovery initiatives and entertainment production companies to large and small construction projects. Herc Rentals has 270 locations across North America and over $2 Billion in annual revenue.
Portag3 is an early stage investor in a variety of fintech startups across Canada including Borrowell, Planto, and League. They are an advocate for developing students into business leaders through supporting initiatives like the GCSC and Next Canada.
Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. Recognized for its focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, Ryerson is dedicated to serving societal need and engaging its community. Ryerson’s urban, culturally diverse and inclusive students are reshaping downtown Toronto and are the reason that it is the most applied-to University in Ontario
Teneo works with sales teams and their leaders across North America to create a stronger consultative sales and coaching culture. Working with a wide range of industries including transportation, dental, financial, home building & building materials, agriculture, and manufacturing, Teneo helps sales teams across the board ignite growth and incredible sales results.
WeWork is an American company that provides shared workspaces and services for technology startup subculture communities, entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, small businesses and large enterprises. Headquartered in New York City, WeWork has innovated the modern workplace to inspire meaningful, impactful work.