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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.

Neil Martin (Co-Founder, Project Spaces)

Neil relates his company's history, community profile & the importance of coworking for developing communities in urban contexts.

Ali Jiwani (CEO, Rally Video)

Toronto based video startup Rally joins us for a chat making video calling more social using their new platform.

David Ciccarelli (CEO,

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

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.


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

Shez Samji (MD, Silicon Valley Bank Canada)

The Managing Director of Private Equity Services at Silicon Valley Bank Canada shares his perspective on working through the pandemic to A New Normal.

Nav Sangha (Founder, Ambassador)

We called up Nav Sangha - the Founder of Ambassador, a Toronto based startup helping brick and mortar retail businesses go digital.

Ujwal Arkalgud (CEO, Motivbase)

Ujwal offers some consumer trends he's seeing at the moment and offer his take on how companies might use this time as an opportunity to innovate.

Tarun Nayar (Director, 5x Festival)

We dialled up Tarun in Vancouver for his take on changes in the music industry and what entertainment trends he sees emerging from this pandemic period.

Sameer Mohamed (Founder, Fahrenheit Coffee)

We caught up with Sameer Mohammed in Old Toronto to hear how the pandemic is affecting his award winning specialty coffee business.