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What is StartWell?

We develop member communities of startups, creatives and entrepreneurs in beautifully designed buildings with everything you need to have happier, more fulfilling work days 🙂

Our Mission

To enable Toronto’s innovators to work happier together.

Our Members

StartWell’s community includes people and companies who create – ideas, products, solutions, opportunities.  They work in many disciplines and include technology startups, creative agencies, consultants, artists, film producers and many more.

More Than Space

We take a holistic approach to actualizing our mission. Member companies at StartWell not only get access to physical space where they can meet, work and entertain but also grow and learn through unique experiences, funding and peer mentorship.

About the Founder

Qasim Virjee, CEO of StartWellQasim Virjee, Founder and CEO

As an entrepreneur with experiences running businesses between Canada, East Africa and India, Qasim applies a unique lens on how people work.  He previously founded Design Guru (a creative studio whose portfolio of clients included cause-based organizations like the Stephen Lewis Foundation to large multinationals like the Coca Cola Corporation), the BBC-partnered global music brand Indian Electronica, GetFilmi (a digital distributor of Indian cinema) and other software startups.  He has a passion for enabling tech startups – something which has led to creating the Founder Deck playing card game, WeTeachStartup ideation bootcamps, Startup Safaris global pitch sessions as well as running IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program across Canada.

Qasim lives in Toronto’s Hillcrest Village neighbourhood – a factor that led to opening the first StartWell down the street from his house.

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For any inquiries, press related or otherwise please email our Founder, Qasim Virjee via or via post:

786 King Street West
Toronto Ontario