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Ascari founders on the StartWell Podcast

Eric Joyal & John Sinopoli (Ep31)

Tune in for a conversation with the Ascari co-founders that introduces their career history and perspectives working within Toronto's restaurant industry.
Neil Martin from Project Spaces at StartWell in Studio A

Neil Martin (Co-Founder, Project Spaces)

We welcome Neil Martin who relates his company's history, community profile & the importance of coworking for developing communities in urban contexts.
Ali from Rally Video on StartWell's A New Normal Show

Ali Jiwani (CEO, Rally Video)

On this podcast episode, Toronto-based video startup Rally joins us for a chat making video calling more social using their new platform. Available now!
StartWell Presents: A New Normal with David Ciccarelli (CEO, Voices.com)

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
Aliya Ramji (MT Ventures @McCarthy Tétrault ) on StartWell's A New Normal

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)

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)

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. Available now!
Yenza3

Yenza3

The 3 co founders of Toronto-based firm Yenza3 join us by video-link for this episode which covers many topics including remote work culture. Tune in now!
Shez Samji (MD, Silicon Valley Bank Canada)

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)

Nav Sangha (Founder, Ambassador)

On this podcast episode, 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 Arkalgud (CEO, Motivbase)

Ujwal Arkalgud offers some consumer trends he's seeing at the moment and offers his take on how companies might use this time as an opportunity to innovate.
Tarun Nayar (Director, 5x Festival)

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.