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Explore news and perspectives from StartWell’s downtown Toronto campus through short films, podcast episodes and feature articles.

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Podcasts »

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

Ryan Bolton - Photographer (Ep.38)

Ryan Bolton – Photographer (Ep.38)

Journalism originally led Ryan to photography as a career - we discuss the backstory plus tips and tricks for improving as a career creator.
Amin Jadavji from Elevate Farms on the StartWell Podcast

Amin Jadavji – CEO/Founder, Elevate Farms

Elevate Farms is leveraging technology developed to test the ability to grow life on Mars - scaling up with vertical farms for leafy greens.
Ran Goel from Fresh City Farms on the StartWell Podcast

Ran Goel – Founder, Fresh City Farms (Ep.36)

Fresh City Farms sprouted from humble beginnings about a decade ago as an urban farming experiment in Downsview Park.
Jacqueline Vong on the StartWell Podcast

Jacqueline Vong – CoFounder of Playology Intl (Ep.35)

Hear some of her experiences taking the minions to China, bringing the Wiggles to Canada and much much more.
Entrepreneurship »

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

Amin Jadavji from Elevate Farms at StartWell

Amin Jadavji from Elevate Farms

In this film we meet the Founder and CEO of Toronto based globally-focused vertical farming company Elevate Farms.
Ran Goel from Fresh City Farms on the StartWell Podcast

Ran Goel – the founder of Fresh City Farms

Fresh City Farms sprouted from humble beginnings about a decade ago as an urban farming experiment in Downsview Park.
Jacqueline Vong on the StartWell Podcast

Jacqueline Vong from Playology International

With 2 decades' experience working globally on merchandising/licensing and more - Jacqueline has a ton of wisdom and hilarious tales to share.
Jay Rosenthal from Business of Cannabis at StartWell

Jay Rosenthal from Business of Cannabis

We sat down with the cofounder of Canada's leading publication focused on the emerging North American Cannabis industry.

Arts & Culture »

Exploring expressions of creativity through conversations and works.

Fan Ink at StartWell Studios

Fan Ink’s CMYK shoot at StartWell Studios

The goal of this shoot was to use the most vibrant and youthful hues from the Fan Ink’s CMYK colours representing new headwear & accessories.
Ryan Bolton at StartWell

Ryan Bolton (Photographer)

Journalism originally led Ryan to photography as a career - we discuss the backstory plus tips and tricks for improving as a career creator.
BTS with Voiceflow's founding team - StartWell shot their headshots announcing a $20M Series A

Behind the Scenes: Headshots for Voiceflow’s $20M Series A Raise

This summer the founding team Voiceflow, a Toronto based tech startup, came to StartWell Studios for headshots that would express their joy...
Simu Liu Shot by Justin Wu at StartWell

Nobis Announces Simu Liu As Global Ambassador With Campaign Shot At StartWell

Announcing a new Global Ambassadorship, Canadian actor and Marvel Hero Simu Liu was captured at StartWell Studios by Justin Wu.

Community »

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

StartWell's 2021 review with Founder Qasim Virjee

StartWell’s Founder Qasim Virjee Looks Back on 2021

In this film we consider achievements made on campus to enable Toronto's innovators greater workplace flexibility in 2022 at StartWell.
Coworking 2.0 - An initiative to share knowledge amongst global work-place makers.

Coworking 2.0: Lessons in Workplace Evolution from StartWell

Announcing our new digital library initiative to share knowledge amongst the global community of workplace-makers called Coworking 2.0
Rent the Green Room Lounge for Meetings at StartWell

Introducing the Green Room, a bookable lounge at StartWell

A comfortable private lounge for intimate meetings - with couches, armchairs + a TV screen and white board.
Announcing the StartWell Futurist Residency Program

Announcing The StartWell Futurist Residency

Based in Toronto Canada, this program produces content, events and develops community around Foresight practice.

Our Neighbourhood »

Profiling people and places in from the area.

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.
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.

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