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What is StartWell?

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Simply put, StartWell is Toronto’s happiest place for meetings, events and offices.  Our main campus comprises a wealth of spaces designed to naturally enable introspection and focused work as well as collaborative creation, learning and social network development.

  • Our Mission – To support the evolution of our members’ working lives – towards greater personal and collective freedom and happiness.
  • Our Members – StartWell’s member based community includes people and companies who create – ideas, products, solutions, opportunities.  They work in many disciplines and include technology startups, creative agencies, consultants, artists, film producers and many more.
  • More Than Space – We take a holistic approach to actualizing our mission. Member companies at StartWell not only get access to physical space where they can meet, work and entertain but also grow and learn through our programmed event series, venture capital fund and ‘Momentum’ peer mentorship series.
About The Founder

As an entrepreneur with experiences running businesses between Canada, East Africa and India, Qasim applies a unique lens on how people work.  He previously founded Design Guru (a creative studio whose portfolio of clients included cause-based organizations like the Stephen Lewis Foundation to large multinationals like the Coca Cola Corporation), the BBC-partnered global music brand Indian Electronica, GetFilmi (a digital distributor of Indian cinema) and other software startups.  He has a passion for enabling tech startups – something which has led to creating the Founder Deck playing card game, WeTeachStartup ideation bootcamps, Startup Safaris global pitch sessions as well as running IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program across Canada.

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For any inquiries, press related or otherwise please email our Founder, Qasim Virjee via or via post:

786 King Street West
Toronto Ontario