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Join us in celebrating Toronto’s innovative startup community

#startuphereto

Toronto’s entrepreneurs, innovators, and disruptors are a source of pride for our city.

Let’s show the world why Toronto is a great place to work and live!

Share your story! Tag us or use #startuphereto on Instagram or twitter.

Areas of Focus

Startup Stories

Glimpse Behind the Startup Scene

Innovation News

Recent Local Headlines

Startup Events

Networking + So Much More

Entrepreneur Spotlights

Celebrating Local Hustle + Heart

#LetsGetCoffeeTO

Mentorship Focus via 50k Coffees

Quotes

Toronto: A Great Place to Live + Work

Hiring Announcements

ISO: Only the Top Talent

Startup Spaces

Outstanding Offices + Inspirational Incubators

Community Collaboration

Charming Coworking Spots + More

#StreetsOfToronto

Stunning Landscapes + Interiors

Data

Facts, Stats, Charts, and Graphs

+ More

Other Occasional Fun

Tips for Content Submission

  • Photo Quality

    • Use photos that are clear, well lit, clean, visually interesting, and have a more in-depth story behind them are key.
  • Context

    • Be familiar with the Startup Here Toronto Brand and social channels.
    • Be aware by framing your story as part of the Toronto startup community.
    • Be Interesting by recognizing that copy shouldn’t be anything exclusively sales oriented. Focus more on the value your startup has to offer the world.
    • Be collaborative by highlight any connections you have within the local ecosystem. (incubators, funders, mentors, neighbours, etc — Be sure to tag them too!)
    • Be inclusive by Include copy that highlights unique aspects of your origin story and all of the individuals involved. (Your team, advisors or support system) 
  • Things to Avoid

    • Stock Photos.
    • Vague statements about company or product.
    • Content that isn’t interesting or that doesn’t contribute much value to the community at large.
    • Negative comments, venting or rants.
    • Content that may be considered NSFW

Ideas to Help You Get Started

What do you love about living and working in Toronto? Tell us with a quote or short video…

Discuss some unique challenges that your company has faced in the past year…

What is your favourite Toronto startup event to attend? Why?

Are you part of an incubator, accelerator, or co-working space? Tell us about what your neighbour is working on…

Name your favourite startup office space in the Toronto Waterloo corridor…

What do you see from where you work?

Take a snap of your favourite view of the city…

Post an action shot: A client using your service or product. Ask them how it relates to their personal narrative or business story…

Is your startup hiring? Share the details…

Where do you find inspiration?

What are you most proud of?

How do you want to be remembered?

What has been your wisest investment?

What does success mean to you?

What fuels your productivity?

Let's Connect

Some Example Posts

 

Toronto urban landscape repost via ? @willcdotca #JaneJacobs #Toronto #community #startuphereto A photo posted by Startup Here Toronto (@startuphereto) on

 

Toronto urban landscape repost via ? @rbccali #startuphereTO #TorontoLife #the6ix #6ixwalks A photo posted by Startup Here Toronto (@startuphereto) on

 

 

Toronto views via @aaartistry #Toronto #yyz #startuphereto #FromWhereIStand #TorontoLife A photo posted by Startup Here Toronto (@startuphereto) on

 

 

Have you seen the list of amazing women who have signed up for Gather North? gathernorth.com/whos-going @gather_north A photo posted by Startup Here Toronto (@startuphereto) on

 

 

Toronto urban landscape repost via ? @bsimkova . . . . #yyz #thankyoutoronto #mytoronto #toronto #rain #ttc A photo posted by Startup Here Toronto (@startuphereto) on

Feature photo: Peace Collective Apparel by @thendrw