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

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.
Kelly Peters (CEO & Co-Founder, BEworks)

Kelly Peters (CEO & Co-Founder, BEworks)

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

Podcasts »

We publish two podcast series here and through our syndication partners.

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.

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.

Yenza3

The 3 cofounders of Toronto-based firm Yenza3 join us by video-link for this episode which covers many topics including remote work culture.
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.

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.
StartWell Event Venue Featured in BizBash Best 2020

5 Tips for Enabling Authentic Collaboration at Events

From experience running Toronto's boutique corporate offsite venue, StartWell's Founder/CEO offers advice for enabling authentic collaboration at events.

From the Founder »

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

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.
We must protect main streets to save the pedestrian experience in our cities.

We must protect main streets to save the pedestrian experience in our cities.

The social interaction which our pedestrian-friendly streets provide is the glue that binds urbanites with opportunities for self-expression and dialog.
Contextualizing new opportunities for event space

Contextualizing new opportunities for event space

StartWell's podcast and video production efforts move to our event space, expanding scope of publishing efforts through the pandemic.
People line up, distanced from each other waiting to get into a drugstore across from StartWell on King St W in Toronto

A New Normal

It is important to open our minds to what we want the New Normal to be when 'this' all ends. Announcing our new podcast and content series.

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