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Live-recordings from events held in campus plus feature productions relating perspectives of entrepreneurs and innovators in Toronto.

To Gather Podcast - Episode 1

To Gather, Episode 1

To kick things off, Qasim and Orlando discuss some topics they'd like to explore in the series which examines the Hospitality, Meetings & Events industries.
Aliya Ramji (MT Ventures @McCarthy Tétrault ) on StartWell's A New Normal

Aliya Ramji (MT Ventures @ McCarthy Tétrault)

Aliya Ramji is the co-founder of MT Ventures, a program at Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault focused on helping startups scale.
In Conversation With Digital 55: “Hybrid Events”

In Conversation: Digital 55 on “Hybrid Events”

Award winning StartWell member studio Digital 55 join us on stage for this conversation about bringing people together through online learning experiences.
Nikolas Badminton (Futurist Speaker & Advisor)

Nikolas Badminton (Futurist Speaker & Advisor)

In this discussion, Nik breaks down what it means to be a Futurist, relates personal experiences from working through the pandemic and much more.

Podcasts »

We publish multiple podcast series here and through our syndication partners – all episodes are below.

The StartWell Podcast [iTunes] [Spotify]
Conversations with members, partners and associates of StartWell, recorded in our studio and at live events on campus.
A New Normal [iTunes] [Spotify]
Featuring innovators and entrepreneurs working through challenges which the global pandemic is presenting them.
To Gather [iTunes] [Spotify]
A series which examines the Hospitality, Meetings & Events industries with hosts Qasim Virjee & Orlando Carreira.

Introducing “To Gather”

To kick things off, Qasim and Orlando discuss some topics they'd like to explore in the series which examines the Hospitality, Meetings & Events industries.

Aliya Ramji (MT Ventures @ McCarthy Tétrault)

This conversation was recorded for StartWell's A New Normal series. Aliya Ramji is the co-founder of MT Ventures, McCarthy Tétrault's startup program.

Nikolas Badminton (Futurist Speaker & Advisor)

Badminton breaks down what it means to be a Futurist, relates personal experiences from working through the pandemic and much more in just 30 minutes.

Kelly Peters (CEO & CoFounder, BEworks)

Recently BEworks developed a WFH Diagnostic Tool - here their CEO explains what inspired the Tool's development & how they apply its principles.
Photo Galleries »

Featured photography from events held on campus and off-site.

Queen Street Diminished: Closed & Empty Stores

Queen Street Diminished: Closed & Empty Stores

In 2014 Vogue Magazine rated this same strip as the 2nd coolest neighbourhood in North America - now, the majority of stores are either closing or closed.
Delta Growth at Home

Delta Growth at Home

Delta Growth, a StartWell member digital marketing agency, has always valued transparency and flexibility - here they welcome us to their home offices.
Dark Futures 2019 at StartWell, presented by Nik Badminton

Dark Futures 2019 at StartWell, presented by Nik Badminton

Participation in modern society bears psychological, physiological, macroeconomic and technological implications ... this event questioned them.

Features »

Interviews, opinions and more from our editorial team and community.

‘Getting in the Room’ - How Hybrid Events Relate Togetherness

‘Getting in the Room’ – How Hybrid Events Relate Togetherness

We need to use video creatively by considering the depth of what is on camera - making it accessible and able to be interacted with.
Lessons from Remote Work: Digital 55

Lessons from Remote Work: Digital 55

Lauralee Sheehan, the Chief Creative Officer at Digital 55 offers her take on remote work with tools her team is using and things they miss on campus.
Lessons from Remote Work: Delta Growth

Lessons from Remote Work: Delta Growth

Cofounder and Vice President Brendan Philp shares his team's tools and tricks for working whilst not on campus at StartWell.

From the Founder »

Editorial from StartWell’s Founder and CEO, Qasim Virjee.

StartWell VLOG 3 - Why Coworking is important right now

Why Coworking Is Important Right Now

Check out our Innovation Centre - an experimental work, event and content creation space we've just launched in downtown Toronto...
WTF is a moonrock? VLOG Episode 2

WTF is a Moonrock?

For this second episode I walk through a film shoot for a new cannabis publication in StartWell's Event Studio & learn about Moonrocks, go figure.
My first VLOG - StartWell Founder/CEO Qasim Virjee

My First VLOG

For this, the first episode, StartWell's Founder Qasim Virjee makes a cappuccino and talks jazz with Orlando - a member who runs BizBash in Canada.
What lessons can be drawn from the closure of OneEleven?

What lessons can be drawn from the closure of OneEleven?

StartWell's founder Qasim Virjee ponders why the local coworking/accelerator space closed and how we can collectively learn from the experience.

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