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Cosmopolitan and globally connected, a dynamic hub for culture, creativity and innovation, Toronto repeatedly and consistently ranks at the top of international indexes.
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Plooto: Helping to Grow Toronto’s Unique Startup Community
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Hockeystick Banking on Toronto’s Growing FinTech Scene
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How Flybits Built the Infrastructure for Toronto's Startup Scene
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500px: Portrait of a Homegrown Social Media Platform
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Think Dirty App Helps Consumers Live Clean
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Twenty One Toys Builds Toronto Into its DNA
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Influitive Founder Says Toronto’s Ecosystem Is ‘Turning a Corner’
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Siblings Team Up to Catalogue Biomedical Big Data
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Toronto’s Startup Sampler is Taking the Free Handouts Off the Street Corner and Into the Digital Sphere
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Wealthsimple: Growing with Toronto’s Supportive Tech Ecosystem
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How Ben Zifkin Plans to Move the Needle for Toronto Companies
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Cold Brew Coffee Company Gets Jolt From Toronto’s Craft Beer Movement
“In Toronto, Bombardier manufactures business and commercial aircraft and relies on the diversified, local regional supply chain. We work with more than 70 suppliers located in the Greater Toronto Area and we benefit from a variety of expertise going from complex machining to systems integration.”
Graham Kelly, Vice-President, Global Operations & Toronto Site, Bombardier Aerospace
“Something that makes Toronto truly unique is that willingness to share and communicate with people very openly inside the industry looking at the global pie as something we can all co-create and achieve together.”
Satish Kanwar, VP of Product, Acceleration, Shopify
“The scale and quality of meet-ups and conferences and speaking events have gone up dramatically. You don’t need to leave Toronto to build a successful company.”
Evgeny Tchebotarev, Co-Founder, 500px
"Startups in Toronto benefit from support at every stage. From the very early stage we have incubators, accelerators and seed stage investors. In the growth stage, we have funders willing to invest a lot of money to really help a company take-off. This gives tech companies in Toronto a huge advantage.”
Allen Lau, CEO & Co-Founder, Wattpad
"If you come to our studio and take a look at the people sitting around the table discussing ideas, they’re from almost every part of the world. I think it has really helped Umbra create an international style.”
Paul Rowan, Co-Founder, Umbra
"A culture of collaboration is really at the heart of what’s next in innovation. What’s exciting in Toronto is that we have local and international businesses partnering with the startup ecosystem and increasingly with the academic community to position themselves for success in the future. And it’s happening across the spectrum from digital media and information technology, to life sciences and healthcare, energy solutions and social innovation.”
Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, Former CEO, MaRS Discovery District
“I think it’s an attractive place to come for talented people, it's a huge market for creative people and I think there are some companies emerging that give people hope that it can be done here.”
Mike McDerment, CEO/Co-Founder, Freshbooks
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