StartWell Magazine / Podcasts

Our flagship broadcast, the StartWell Podcast, is recorded on campus in studio and presents diverse perspectives from local entrepreneurs, hosted by our CEO Qasim Virjee. Tune in here or through syndication channels where you can subscribe for the latest episodes – including YouTube, iTunes and Spotify

StartWell Podcasts Presented by Qasim Virjee


The StartWell Podcast [YouTube] [iTunes] [Spotify] Conversations with members, partners and associates of StartWell, recorded in our studio and at live events on campus.

Gathering[YouTube] [iTunes] [Spotify] A series for people who bring teams together.

Adam Gellert from Hired Hippo on the StartWell Gathering Podcast

Adam Gellert – Co-founder & CEO of Hired Hippo

Hired Hippo pre-vets candidates for go-to-market positions at Canadian companies through a unique marketplace.
Cato Pastoll from fintech bank Loop on the StartWell Podcast

Cato Pastoll – Canadian fintech bank founder

Canada's #1 bank for entrepreneurs - with a cross border banking platform that includes corporate cards, payments, FX, capital and more.
Andrew Ingham - Beer/wine buyer turned entrepreneur

Andrew Ingham – Beer/wine buyer turned entrepreneur

This punk inspired wine company is based in Toronto at StartWell, founded by Andrew Ingham who we caught up with in studio.
Jasmine Daya on the StartWell Podcast

Jasmine Daya – Personal injury lawyer and entrepreneur

Jasmine found a passion for hospitality and real estate in the pandemic when the courts were closed and her law practice business slowed.
Nick DenBoer on the StartWell Podcast

Nick DenBoer aka Smearballs on his creative journey

Nick is a wacky creative genius who has worked w/tons of high profile clients - including Wieden+Kennedy, Conan O'Brien, deadmau5 & many more
Becca Lo - Ace Beverage Group

Becca Lo – Ace Beverage Group

Becca went to university for education - but a career in teaching seemed daunting to her as she approached graduation.
Alan Smithson from MetaVRse on the StartWell Podcast

Alan Smithson – Co-Founder, MetaVRse

In this episode of the StartWell Podcast, you'll hear from Alan's career history and get a sneak peak into the world's largest virtual mall.
Gathering Episode 19 with Nicola Watson from TribalScale

Nicola Watson – TribalScale [Gathering ep.19]

Previous experience in recruitment led to larger roles in HR at Ryanair in her native Ireland before becoming the HR manager at TribalScale
Lisa Mattam from Sahajan at StartWell

Lisa Mattam – Founder, Sahajan

We sit down with Sahajan's Toronto based founder to hear her entrepreneurial story and learn how she's grown her brand.
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.