When Beam Messenger, Alec Gordon’s real-time texting app, received global coverage, the Toronto-based entrepreneur found it annoying he kept being referred to as a “California startup.” But with the profile of Toronto’s ecosystem on the rise, Gordon says the global startup community is finally coming around to what he’s known all along.
Had Michael Coates, a third year commerce student at the University of Toronto, not enrolled in the Impact Centre’s entrepreneurship class, he wouldn’t have known where to begin when it came time to start his own business.
TribalScale’s unique brand of “agile on steroids” pairs fresh-faced developers with company veterans, elevating the team and leading to impressive growth at the digital design development house. Now Sheetal Jailty, co-founder and CEO, is hoping to convince major corporations to see the value in pairing with Toronto-based startups.
For the past decade, Jeremy Bocknek has been toying with bringing non-invasive vital monitoring capabilities to veterinarians. But Alpha Veterinary Technology Solutions’ Wireless Zoo moves beyond just monitoring vitals to collecting data that can change the way veterinarians practice animal medicine.