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

Jody Kezar & Sonia Yarkhani, Event Hosts (Elevated Stylist Retreat)

Jody Kezar & Sonia Yarkhani, Event Hosts (Elevated Stylist Retreat)

The Co-Founders of Evolve Salon share motivations for embracing a hybrid approach to produce the 2020 Elevated Stylist Retreat at StartWell.
The 2020 Elevated Stylist Retreat broadcasting from StartWell

Highlights from the 2020 Elevated Stylist Retreat

A showreel of live-broadcasted footage from the first virtual version of this retreat for hair stylists which was produced at StartWell.
Ali from Rally Video on StartWell's A New Normal Show

Ali Jiwani (CEO, Rally Video)

Ali from Rally, joins us in our Hybrid Event Studio for a chat about how his company is trying to make online video more social.  
Full 60 Minute Vinyasa Yoga Class with Karen Parucha - Watch Online

Full 1 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Class

Members of StartWell get unlimited access to in-person sessions like this plus our selection of on-demand classes to practice off campus.

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.

David Ciccarelli (CEO, Voices.com)

In this episode, we hear from a founder who has grown his startup to 100+ employees, raised millions and understood the value of work-anywhere through C19

Philippe Telio – Founder, StartupFest (Hybrid Event)

In 2020, StartupFest faced tough decisions considering hosting their 10th Festival - in this session we learn how they embraced a hybrid event format.

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.
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.

How the Elevated Stylist Retreat Went Online from StartWell in 2020

How the Elevated Stylist Retreat Went Online from StartWell in 2020

For the first time ever, this annual 2 day event went virtual, with a live broadcast from our Hybrid Event Studio in Toronto.
‘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.

From the Founder »

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

You're invited: The 2020 Hybrid Event Conference

An invitation to the 2020 Hybrid Event Conference by StartWell

Register to explore how technology can enable more powerful storytelling, seamless narratives and the transformation of audiences into communities.
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.

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