Inspired by her interior designer background and fascination with architecture, Garima Tewari’s gold-embellished evening clutches brand Garéma has caught the eye of Canadian style icons like Sophie Trudeau and Jeanne Beker.
Inspired by his grandmother and aunt’s struggles with tremors, Mark Elias co-founded Steadiwear with Emile Maamary to create a lightweight, battery-free stabilizing glove that used “smart” fluids to help people suffering from the affliction to navigate the day-to-day tasks that have become so challenging.
While in the midst of Venture for Canada’s five-week training Brendan Coady made the connection with Mosaic Manufacturing, leading to a gig further down the road that blended his mechanical engineering background with his foundational business acumen.
What better way to meet Toronto’s startup ecosystem than surrounded by the motivation of your peers. Through Venture for Canada, Julia Grandfield found her tribe and stepped into the tech sphere as product and marketing designer at cinemagraph app Flixel.
After a summer spent cleaning out pools left a sour taste in Max Materne’s mouth, the Toronto native decided he would do whatever he could to maintain his entrepreneurial independence. Through Venture for Canada and his experience with maintenance management software startup Fiix, Materne’s well on his way.