6 episodes

First-person interviews with Toronto based innovators and entrepreneurs working through current socio-economic challenges.

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    • Documentary

First-person interviews with Toronto based innovators and entrepreneurs working through current socio-economic challenges.

    Ep6: Shez Samji (MD, Silicon Valley Bank Canada)

    Ep6: Shez Samji (MD, Silicon Valley Bank Canada)

    In this conversation recorded for our A New Normal series, we caught up with Shez Samji, the Managing Director of Private Equity Services at Silicon Valley Bank Canada. The discussion covers a range of topics – from how important team work in person is to giving people a sense of purpose to why this point in […]

    • 44 min
    Ep5: Nav Sangha (Founder, Ambassador)

    Ep5: Nav Sangha (Founder, Ambassador)

    For the 5th episode of A New Normal we called up Nav Sangha – the Founder of Ambassador, a Toronto based startup helping brick and mortar retail businesses go digital with a turn-key integrated online ordering/eCommerce and customer support chatbot offering that can plug into any website infrastructure. Nav’s rich entrepreneurial experience has seen him run Toronto’s most respected […]

    • 45 min
    Ep4: Ujwal Arkalgud (CEO, Motivbase)

    Ep4: Ujwal Arkalgud (CEO, Motivbase)

    Motivbase’s CEO Ujwal Arkalgud is an Author, Entrepreneur and Cultural Anthropologist who joins us to relate 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.

    • 28 min
    Ep3: Tarun Nayar (Director, 5x Festival)

    Ep3: Tarun Nayar (Director, 5x Festival)

    Tarun Nayar is a Vancouver based music industry professional who has toured all over the world with his award winning band Delhi 2 Dublin, released music through his SnakesXLadders imprint and raised stage to all sorts of artistic performances through his 5XFest events. We dialled up Tarun for his take on changes in the music […]

    • 37 min
    Ep2: Sameer Mohamed (Founder, Fahrenheit Coffee)

    Ep2: Sameer Mohamed (Founder, Fahrenheit Coffee)

    Welcome to Toronto’s Old Town neighbourhood near the St Lawrence Market – an area with roots dating back to 1793 when this city of now 3 million people was founded. With bike lanes, historic parks and plenty of boutiques, cafes and bars you’d normally find throngs of tourists and office workers strolling along sidewalks but its mid […]

    • 9 min
    Ep1: Dr Sheila Lakhoo

    Ep1: Dr Sheila Lakhoo

    For our inaugural episode we sat down with Dr Sheila Lakhoo – a family doctor who leads the Telemedicine Impact Plus clinic at St Michael’s Hospital. Recently she has also been the Medical Director at Union Health (a new clinic owned by Telus Health utilizing their own telemedicine app called Akira) and practices lifestyle medicine […]

    • 26 min

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