First-person interviews with Toronto based innovators and entrepreneurs working through current socio-economic challenges.
Neil Martin (Co-Founder, Project Spaces)
For this episode of StartWell’s A New Normal series we are joined in Studio A by Neil Martin, a co-founder of the Toronto coworking brand Project Spaces. Neil relates his company’s history, community profile and we discuss the importance of the places which coworking operators provide for developing communities in our urban contexts.
Ali Jiwani (CEO, Rally Video)
Ali, one of 3 co-founders of Toronto based video startup Rally, joins StartWell’s CEO Qasim Virjee in our Hybrid Event Studio for a chat about how his company is trying to make online video more social.
David Ciccarelli (CEO, Voices.com)
Over the past 15 years David has grown what was originally a small recording studio into the world's premiere marketplace for voice-over talent - voices.com. In this session we hear about the company's foundation, their fundraising history and recent insights from working through lockdown.
Aliya Ramji (MT Ventures @ McCarthy Tétrault)
Aliya Ramji is the co-founder of MT Ventures, a program at Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault which is focused on helping startups scale through leveraging client and partner relationships in tandem with the firm’s wealth of legal perspective.
Nikolas Badminton (Futurist Speaker & Advisor)
As foresight becomes a more important tool for corporations to guide decision making through uncertain times we thought it useful to spend some time with Nikolas Badminton - a world-renowned keynote speaker, consultant, and media producer now based in Toronto Canada and resident at StartWell.
In this discussion with our CEO Qasim Virjee, Nik breaks down what it means to be a Futurist, relates personal experiences from working through the pandemic and much more.
The session was recorded live from our event venue on King Street West in downtown Toronto - the same space which played host to Nik's 2019 edition of Dark Futures, a series he explains towards the end of this episode.
Kelly Peters (CEO & CoFounder, BEworks)
BEworks is the world’s first commercial consulting team dedicated to the application of Behavioural Economics to real-world challenges. Recently the firm developed a Work From Home Diagnostic Tool – we caught up with Kelly Peters, BEwork’s CEO and CoFounder, to hear more about what inspired the Tool’s development and how they work with clients to apply its principles.
*To watch a recording of their recent Webinar ‘Identifying and Overcoming Barriers for Returning to Work using Behavioral Science’ you can get in touch with the BEworks team using this link.