Brampton Mastermind is a group designed to bring together passionate and committed entrepreneurs to discuss and overcome their challenges and empower their business. The group encourages people with varied experiences to collaborate, brainstorm ideas, provide support and guidance to business owners.
If you have a challenge, we are here to help you solve it. The group offers mentorship and guidance to take your business to the next level.







“The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people who work toward a definite purpose in the spirit of harmony”

Napoleon Hill “Think & Grow Rich”


​Grab your ugly sweater and bring your seasonal cheer to the Holiday Mixer at the West Tower Conservatory, City Hall. The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, Economic Development,  Brampton Board of Trade, and Downtown Brampton BIA, are excited to welcome you to an evening of networking, great food, great company and general holiday merriment.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for The Knight’s Table.

Brampton Mastermind is a networking group designed to connect, inspire & empower entrepreneurs in Brampton and parts of the GTA to successfully overcome business challenges.

Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Expert Speaker: Derrick Raphael

The event is broken up into three sections:

– 6:00pm – 6:15pm – Food & Arrival

– 6:15pm – 6:45pm – Expert Speaker

– 6:45pm – 7:30pm – Discuss your current business challenges

– 7:30pm – 8:00PM – General Networking

Derrick Raphael is the creator and founder of the Global Trailblazers of Today (GTT) which is a comprehensive education management company based in Brampton.

His clients include individuals, non-profits as well as several large companies based in China, India, Canada and the United States.

He leads a team of college consultants based all over the globe who provide comprehensive college preparation support to students striving to attend elite schools in the United States, Canada, the UK and elsewhere. Additional services his company provides are staffing and recruitment services for Chinese entities for full-time hires as well as video recordings to expose Chinese students to various career options and support for college as well as graduate/professional school.

Derrick Raphael is also a graduate from Princeton University, Duke University School of Law and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law Global Professional Master of Laws program.

As a US licensed attorney Derrick has strived to impact policies which impact youth especially those hindered from educational opportunities due to socio-economic barriers.

Derrick loves to invest in his community and currently co-chairs the Brampton Mastermind (BM) program which is a monthly networking session which brings together entrepreneurs in Brampton and surrounding cities for free food and fellowship once a month at City Hall.

This year Derrick was recognized by the Brampton Board of Trade as a recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 award which highlights individuals making significant impact on the city of Brampton and beyond.

In June of 2017 Derrick Raphael began his 3-year term as the President of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni (ABPA) which serves as the umbrella group for over 2,000 black alums across the globe.

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We are a team of professionals dedicated to one goal: Connecting entrepreneurs & business owners to their peers who can guide & provide solutions that empower them to take their initiatives to new heights.



A lead engineer for technology company VSETA, specializing in IoT applications. He holds a bachelor in biomedical engineering at University of Guelph and previously worked for Blackberry in Waterloo. He values developing people in areas where they can excel in business and creating a culture built on innovation


Thompson Design Communications

Providing graphic design services, with an eye for detail & most of all, always making sure your message is clear. Since 1999, he has been working closely with clients to gain an understanding of their businesses & creative needs. Large or small, local or global, he strives to provide solutions that match your ambitions.


Candidray Marketing

A daughter, wife, mom & a marketer with the passion for making good ideas great. She is on the mission to help entrepreneurs build a profitable brand. She has over 8 years of experience in Marketing, project management & brand development. She aims to provide mentorship & customized solutions to brand to help launch them online.


Global Trailblazers Of Today

Derrick is a US trained & licensed attorney who has been engaged in the college consulting sector for over 16 years. He runs & operates the Global Trailblazers of Today (GTT) that has partnerships with several education companies around the globe such as the United States, China, India, Canada & others nations.

The team collectively pursued our common mission to provide the right mentorship and guidance to entrepreneurs and business owners across industries.  We could not have done so without our partners The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre.



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