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Background Information

What is StartWell?

StartWell provides places in urban Toronto that give people everything they need to have happier, more fulfilling work days.

Our Mission

To build a platform for success using physical space to enable Canadian entrepreneurs to thrive.

Our Members

StartWell members are 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.


Our mission enables StartWell locations to become places of opportunity where members can truly express themselves and thrive.  Our holistic services support this mission and provide members with connectivity and resources which accelerate their trajectory to greater success in whatever they do.

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