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.
Growing up in a family of pharmacists, Amir Motahari spent enough time behind the counter to see the challenges of running an independent pharmacy. The SwiftPad app, co-founded with Victor Chen Li and Maxim Antipin, looks to remedy the industry’s pain points by offering a suite of tech tools they can use to compete with even the largest pharmacy chains.
A few years heading up Facebook’s global partnerships gave Steve Irvine insight into how artificial intelligence was disrupting enterprises. Now, the Toronto entrepreneur is helping enterprises level the playing field with Intergrate.AI
The Summer Company program, a Province of Ontario and City of Toronto-backed mentorship and funding program for young entrepreneurs, shows students how they can turn their interests and passions into viable businesses.
Sherika Harris had been treating photography like a hobby but enrolling in the Summer Company program helped her find a more professional approach, one that could turn her favourite activity into a bona fide business opportunity.