Two years ago, Rob Douglas moved his biometrics startup BioConnect from Oakville to Toronto with no real connections and an understanding that the move could have an adverse impact on both employees and his overhead. But the gamble proved worth it. Today the company has tripled in size and enmeshed itself amongst the startup ecosystem here.
When Blanc Labs introduced its transportation industry disrupting apps to Latin America, it had no idea that it would also play a role in exporting Toronto’s model for building a startup ecosystem as well.
Three years ago, author and computer engineer Galo Vargas launched Inkspired as a means for storytellers to publish their work and connect. After growing the company in Australia, San Francisco and Latin America, Vargas has resettled in Toronto to build a global publishing and engagement platform.