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Through Venture for Canada Sumiya Abdirashid immersed herself in the language of startups, finding her own path forward as education manager at coding bootcamp startup Lighthouse Labs in Toronto.
With two cohorts in the startup ecosystem and another entering the program, Venture for Canada – a not-for-profit that recruits, trains and supports top recent graduates helping them find placement at Canadian startups is making Toronto’s ecosystem a force to be reckoned with.
Clocking a ridiculous amount of hours in Ubers gave university friends and Portl Media founders Wyatt Shaw, Dan Forte and Duncan Brown an idea – why not create a portal for backside ride sharers to play games, watch videos and connect with community events and businesses?
Rubsun Ho’s first company rewired the way law firms operate, unbundling legal services and making them more accessible for startups. Now he’s looking to rewire the way investors support those same entrepreneurial endeavours.
For nearly a decade, StartupDrinks has drawn a unique cross section of people in the startup scene out to the monthly pub night. As it hits its 10,000th attendee, Bryan Watson, a founder of the event, reflects on preserving the spirit of StartupDrinks amidst a drastically evolving startup ecosystem.