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People & Culture »

As the workplace becomes digitised and staff more distributed, it’s getting harder to develop and support teams – this series relates perspectives, tricks and tips for people who bring teams together.

*If you work in human resources, people & culture or related fields managing teams – you will want to register for our annual Gathering conference here.

Michael Goldman from Facilitation First at StartWell

Why facilitation is important for collaboration sessions

For over 30 years Michael Goldman's professional facilitation training and services company has worked to enable more effective + efficient collaboration.
Jordyn Benattar at StartWell

Jordyn Benattar on the power of clear communication

For the 17th episode of StartWell's Gathering Podcast we sit down with Toronto based public speaking and communications expert Jordyn Benattar.
Martin Hauck at StartWell

This HR professional built a 2,000 person community to help soundboard ideas

Currently the Head of Talent at Caseware, Martin has had a decade-plus career in HR, which started when he was recruited to become a recruiter.
Lorena Perry from the Judge Group at StartWell

A recruiter’s tips on how immigrants can redevelop careers in Canada

Lorena Perry is a career executive in recruiting who leads Judge's efforts in Canada placing candidates in technology roles.
Startups & Business »

Uncovering the entrepreneurial journey of Canadian innovators and the business they work with.

Stefany Nieto from Gwella at StartWell

This Toronto based company makes a legal gummy for microdosing mushrooms

We sat down in studio with Stefany Nieto, Gwella's COO and one of its founders for this, the 50th episode of our StartWell Podcast.
Chef Philanthropist Jagger Gordon at StartWell

Chef Jagger Gordon on how to reduce food insecurity and waste

Hear about his philanthropic endeavours to battle food insecurity and reduce food waste + a recent trip to Ukraine to feed soldiers.
Makeup and Hair Artist Pureness in the StartWell Podcast Studio

The entrepreneurial journey of a Toronto based makeup & hair artist

Elizabeth Taylor aka Pureness joins us for the StartWell Podcast to give our audience an artist's perspective of entrepreneurship.
NFTs & The End of Style Gate-Keepers with Michael Casey (Coindesk)

NFTs & The End of Style Gate-Keepers with Michael Casey (Coindesk)

In this, Michael pontificates on how the arts/culture industry is changing with the evolution of asset ownership structures via NFTs.
Media Producers & Productions »

Exploring expressions of creativity through conversations and works.

Gents Talk on the StartWell Podcast

Why these podcast hosts want a modern definition of masculinity

Gents Talk features well known men sharing experiences which aim to express their definition of masculinity in the modern age.
McRock Capital cofounders Scott MacDonald & Whitney Rockley at StartWell Studios

McRock Capital’s 2022 Holiday Music Video – Produced by StartWell

We had a blast with this Toronto VC in studio; costumes + multiple lighting setups + music instrument props = a crazy fun time!
Canon Road Trip 2022 Studio Experience at StartWell [Event Recap]

Canon Road Trip 2022 Studio Experience at StartWell [Event Recap]

100s of Professionals and hobbyist photographers came to StartWell for a 2-day hands-on studio session with the EOS R lineup.
2022 Cashmere Collection - Shot by Justin Wu at StartWell Studios

2022 Cashmere Collection – Shot by Justin Wu at StartWell Studios

The Cashmere Collection heralds the annual return of Cashmere’s awareness and fundraising activities for breast cancer.
Audio-Only Podcasts »

Our flagship broadcast, the StartWell Podcast, is recorded on campus in studio and presents diverse perspectives from local entrepreneurs. All episodes »

Stefany Nieto from Gwella/MOJO on the StartWell Podcast

Stefany Nieto – COO & Co-founder, Gwella/MOJO

We sat down in studio with Stefany Nieto, Gwella's COO and one of its founders for this, the 50th episode of our StartWell Podcast.
Gents Talk on the StartWell Podcast

Samir Mourani & Matthew Chapman from Gent’s Talk [Ep.49]

Gents Talk features well known men sharing experiences which aim to express their definition of masculinity in the modern age.
Michael Goldman from Facilitation First at StartWell

Michael Goldman (Facilitation First)[Gathering Podcast Ep.18]

For over 30 years Michael Goldman's professional facilitation training and services company has worked to enable more effective + efficient collaboration.
Jordyn Benattar at StartWell

Jordyn Benattar (Speakwell) [Gathering Podcast Ep.17]

For the 17th episode of StartWell's Gathering Podcast we sit down with Toronto based public speaking and communications expert Jordyn Benattar.
Coworking Space Design Guide »

Anyone responsible for other people can develop community – one of the most important aspects an office that enables coworkers to flourish personally and professionally. Enabling community however can be an involved process – this section of our magazine shares tips and tricks from our experience to help you foster community in your own workplace.

StartWell furnished office members, coworking space members and guests enjoy reverse osmosis filtered and still water

Building the best watering hole: encouraging serendipity, focus and health through reverse osmosis

We set out to give our members and guests the best hydration experience we could - making access to it uniquely intimate yet shareable. Read to find out how!
An espresso being prepared at StartWell's coworking cafe in downtown Toronto

Awakened experiences: delighting people through bespoke cafe service

We love giving guests on campus a fun atmosphere to enjoy when they arrive and the option of taking away joy when they leave campus. Read to see how we do it!
Open bar/kitchen at StartWell coworking in Toronto

Modular kitchens for daytime eating: the appliances and utility of offering cold storage, quick heating and easy washing up

Read this post to learn how to keep it simple at your workplace. Not every food prep space needs bells & whistles, just a means of heating and cooling food.
A bright and spacious 12 person furnished office at StartWell in Toronto

Affordable does not mean cheap: how brands like IKEA enable agility and modular design

Read now to find out about desks. Consider an example situation where you need a lot of desks fast to setup a new workplace; do you have time to waste money?
Community News & Events »

Catch up on the latest news and happenings on campus at StartWell.

Gents Talk Podcast, produced by StartWell, on the CBC's Our Toronto show

Client feature: Gents Talk Podcast on the CBC – ‘Our Toronto’

The series has hosted a wealth of Canadian men well established in their fields - from soccer players to finance tycoons to chefs and beyond.
StartWell's 2022 Year in review - cover image

Our year in review – 2022

This year we developed new meeting and event spaces, an in-house media production agency and new professional studios.
The 2022 End of Year Celebration at StartWell's Media Production Facility in downtown Toronto

StartWell’s 2022 End of Year Celebration [Event Recap]

To celebrate our 5th year in business and the holiday season, we enjoyed ping pong, classic video games and headshots with friends!
Startup Grind Toronto - Sept 15 2022 "The Importance of Debt" at StartWell

Discussing SMB Debt – With StartWell, Jeeves & Silicon Valley Bank [Event]

On September 15th 2022 we are producing the September session of Startup Grind Toronto with a fireside chat about SMB debt.

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