Global Financial Marketing Innovation Lab (GTMC)
The GFM is a financial marketing competition occurring during spring . In 2022, the GFM will be hosted from April 30, 2022 to May 1, 2022.
In teams of 5 at GFM 2022, participants will:
Be given information about a personal finance App
by Wealth Simple
Propose a marketing plan for the App
Focus on marketing strategies, campaigns and platforms
Obtain a real-world experience virtually and gain valuable knowledge
Hear from experienced professionals in the marketing and business industry
Learn what it takes to break into the business industry
Gain constructive feedback from seasoned professionals
We are looking for high school students who are...
Interested in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, or business
Excited to hone in on core skills required for business presentations, reports and pitches
Looking for hands-on opportunities over the summer to enrich your business experiences
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is it free to compete in the GFM?
Yes, there are no costs involved to participate in the GFM. Marketyze’s mission is to provide accessible opportunities for all youth.
What does it mean to be a self-paced competition?
The majority of the competition can be completed based on you and your team’s discretion! You set the pace for how and when to work. Other than major events like the Opening Ceremony, the Awards Ceremony, and workshops, everything can occur asynchronously.
Do I need prior entrepreneurship experience to participate in the GFM?
No. The GFM is open to competitors of all levels. There will be guest speakers, and mentors to assist participants in creating and building on a startup company.
Can I compete in the GFM if I am not located in Canada?
The GFM will be a fully virtual event, so international students are more than welcome to compete. All participants will receive information packages shortly before the competition begins, where a detailed schedule with exact timings of each activity will be contained.