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We publish two 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.

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.

Dr Sheila Lakhoo

Dr Lakhoo offers her vision on how telemedicine is being adopted through the pandemic and what impact it has on the practice of Family Medicine in Ontario.

Episode 30 – Aaron Wayne (First Aid Canada Inc.)

In this episode, Aaron tells us a little about his company's offering, how they sell online and what challenges he is facing because of the pandemic.

Episode 29 – Nikola Danaylov (Dark Futures 5/5)

This talk was presented by Nikola Danaylov, founder of Singularity Media Inc and is titled "NeoTechnocracy The Future is Worse than You Think."