Toronto Startups List

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Tara Hunt

Founded, Lime Foundry; boutique agency specializing in social content marketing. Social media pioneer. Author, speaker, entrepreneur.

ID 167770

Andrew Wright


Worked at @apple, @microsoft • Investor @leanplum, @pinnatta • Studied at @queen-s-university

ID 112926

Nathan Monk

Worked at @yahoo, @ogilvyone

ID 198263

Ameet Shah


Co-Founder of Five Mobile (acquired by Zynga), Director of Zynga Toronto. Startup mentor, advisor and investor.

ID 101718

Daniel Craig Stuart


Founder @gonabit • Worked at @livingsocial, @adgear • Investor @dash, @flashprops • Studied at @university-of-toronto, @wilfrid-laurier-university

ID 150516

Josh Sookman

Founder at @guardly. Worked at @blackberry-partners-fund and @rbc-venture-partners. JOLT EIR/Mentor. Strong technical/design background.

ID 1204

JS Cournoyer


Partner at @real-ventures Entrepreneur angel investor husband father of 5 hockey player

ID 41492

Rachel Sklar

Founder, Change The Ratio &; founding ed, Mediaite & HuffPo; advisor, @loverly, @the-muse-1, VoxMedia,, She's The First. Also: lawyer, showtunes.

ID 84957

Alvar Soosaar


Co-founder & Partner, @oxoncapital

ID 41872

Ryan Craver


Hudson's Bay/Lord & Taylor executive fascinated by the intersection of retail and technology. Snapchat: ryanmcraver

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Victor Belfor


B2B SaaS GTM Strategy (marketing, BD, sales). Former head of BD @ringcentral. Investor and head of BD @influitive Mentor @500startups Studied at Wharton

ID 21923

Alex Norman


Founder @homesav • Worked at @mckinsey-company, @lehman-brothers, Xbridge, Savvio and TradeOut• Studied at @wharton-school, @mcgill-university

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Harley Finkelstein

Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Lover, Menace, & @shopify CPO.

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John Stokes


Co-Founder of early stage VC, @real-ventures (Montreal, Canada) and an investor in the FounderFuel Accelerator.

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Qaid Damji

Founder @lighthouse-labs-1 • Worked at @accenture • Studied at @university-of-western-ontario and @richard-ivey-school-of-business

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David Crow


EiR at @OMERSVentures. Focused on custdev & productdev. Cofounder of @influitive. Worked at @microsoft, @reactivity, @trilogy. @carnegie-mellon-university MS in HCI + UWaterloo BSc.

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Mike McDerment


Founder & CEO Freshbooks. Founder mesh conference.

ID 75932

Gabriel Chan

Serial Entrepreneur • uWaterloo Engineer • Founder, Product CEO, @coursemodo • Tech Startups Advisor: web, mobile, education, gamification, bigdata

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Mark Mac Leod


Finance, Biz dev & Corp dev at @freshbooks. Former GP at @real-ventures

ID 72625

Jennifer E. Byrne


President, Quesnay. Former VP @american-express mcommerce; Exec @verizon led innovation, BD, & applications ecosystem. Investor: @vouchr, @lettuce, & CareatHand

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Scott Howard

Business Development at @coral-cea. Co-Founder @investment-ready-partners. Selected 70+ startups for $2.1m+ in funding in the last 24mths.

ID 236632

Jonathan Aguiar

Professional poker player since '05 • 2012 WSOP Bracelet Winner • Advisor at @draftkings • Wentworth BCOS '05 • Luck is just noise, Success is in the signal

ID 97625

Andrew Sloss

President & COO at @well-ca. EVP Online & Digital at General Manager Kijiji Canada. Country Manager eBay Canada. Bain & Company Chicago & Toronto.

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Christian Lassonde


Founder @millions-of-us, @virtual-greats • Worked at @the-next-36, @lucasarts • Investor @kira-talent-1 • Studied at @university-of-western-ontario, @university-of-san-francisco

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Aron Solomon

Co-founder at SVbstance, founder at smartswise, partner at UNFINISHED, former CEO THINK Global School. Advisor and friend.

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Brad Newman

Legal Process & Innovation - @cooley. Previously Legal @startx, Ops @eshares, Co-founder @lawgives. Licensed attorney in California/Ontario (@stanford-university alum)

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Hussein Fazal


Co-founded AdParlor. Grew to $100M run rate boot-strapped. Sold to AdKnowledge in 2011. Still CEO. Having Fun.

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April Dunford

Startup Marketing advisor/mentor/investor. 6-time startup marketing exec including @janna-systems, @datamirror. Also former marketing exec at @ibm, Siebel.

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Mark Zimmerman


Mentor @mars-discovery-district, @jolt-accelerator-1, Next 36, and Ivey. CIO @mars-discovery-district

ID 8323

Kamal Hassan

CEO of VentureLynx. Past 15 years in entrepreneurship as CEO (3x), angel (10x), director (4x). Worked at Bain, MBA INSEAD.

ID 31105

Jason Martin

Investor in @vizibility, @iotum.

ID 14454

Brett Shellhammer

Co-Founder & CTO at Organimi. Mentor at University or Waterloo's VeloCity, Communitech's HyperDrive &

ID 4972

Bernd Petak

Consultant. Investment Professional. Advisor. Mentor. Opportunities Evaluated, Innovation Managed, Problems Solved, Ideas Developed Into Businesses.

ID 263548

JP Rosevear


VP Engineering Polar Mobile. Past Waterloo, Ximian #13, Novell/SuSE, Mozilla. Experienced engineering leader. Grows teams, scales process and ships software.

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Robert Berdahl

Worked at Association of American Universities (President 06-11) @uc-berkeley (Chancellor 97-04), @university-of-texas-at-austin (President 93-97) •

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Laurent Feral-Pierssens


Founder and CEO of @silentale. Computer Science and Mathematics at @mcgill-university

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Grant Furlane

Founder @locomobi, @anai-global-media, experienced start up specialist and mentor

ID 36038

Raymond Luk

Founder Year One Labs, Co-Founder/CEO Scalability, Founder, Founder Flow Ventures, Angel

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Steve Pereira

Worked at @wave-accounting, @ibm • Studied at @ryerson-university

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Saleem Khan

Founder, @technovica • Worked at @toronto Star, @Canadian Broadcasting Corporation • Studied at @Ryerson

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Chris Stefanyk

Experienced digital strategist with a proven track record of creating strategies and implementing changes for companies and new ventures in Canada and abroad.

ID 89703

Colin How

Startup Executive. Board Member. Entrepreneur. Angel Investor. Builder of Great Teams and Great Products. Strategic Business Transformation.

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Bohdan Zabawskyj


CTO at @Mercatusinsight, @rypple, @redknee. Advisor at @kiinzel, @realsociable, @devbbq, @printchomp, @parkbench, Studied at @university-of-toronto, @mcgill-university

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Jim Latimer

Entrepreneur and Independent Business & Technology Strategist

ID 187916

Peter Davison

Chief Wabbit Hunter. Strong Collaborative approach to Business Growth. Speaker 140conf & Tedx speaker

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Mike Betts


President at Castlegar Management LTD.

ID 86331

Michael Cayley

Founder, Cdling. CEO, PlanetEye. >$50-million in startup financing. 5 yrs China. 20 yrs new ventures, US, Canada. MBA in Paris. Director, Startup Grind Toronto.

ID 36351

John Rae-Grant

CEO of Glooey, Founder Zazengo, CTO/Founder of NRG Group (IPO), General Manager Microsoft Developer Network, Lead PM Microsoft Visual C++

ID 112381

Amanda Rose

CEO + Founder Timecounts. President, Connect the Dots Collective. Created Twestival and Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day.

ID 3114

Karim Gillani


Director of Biz Dev @xoom. Junkie for tech in developing countries. Always asking how it works.

ID 79738

Guy Gal

Yes, that is my real name. Digital video strategist. Founder of Kingmaker. Advisor to @vidyard. My goal in life is not to die.

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Kosmayer Investments Inc.


Founded first dot com company in 1998. Have created a successful company with 55 employees and $80 million in total revenue. Sold company and now onto new ventures as well as angel and seed investing in interesting ideas.

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Rosy Rumpal

Worked at @kiva @TheLeanLawyer-LawOffice @paper Kite Foundation • Studied at @university-of-california-los-angeles, @michigan-state-university @university-of-ottawa-1

ID 79908

Mike Aonso

Partner at Heartland Capital Partners Corp.

ID 45116

Jon Evans

TechCrunch columnist, web/app developer, award-winning novelist, creator of Scanvine and WikiSherpa.

ID 49502

Bernie Li

Co-founded Pure Energies (solar PV, consumer brand); former Principal at iNovia Capital (early stage VC, digital media).

ID 137766

Darby Sieben

Head of Business Development @yellow-pages-group

ID 33293

Lucas Walker

Creativity meets hustle

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Thomas Courneyea

Management & Strategy Consultant. Founder @data-deck, @absolu-media & CMG. Developer of strategies in Healthcare & Technology.

ID 139013

Francois Mathieu

Inbound Marketing Manager @uberflip

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Ray Frank

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Alan Seiffert

Founder @seiffert-media-advisors • Worked at NBCUniversal, NBA, Fox. Studied at Michigan Law.

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Jeff Marsden


Co-founder PriceMetrix Inc. Former President Accretive Advisor. Strategic manager. Fundraising experienced. Financial Services Expert. Ideas, pragmatism & focus

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Jonathan Hera


Senior Portfolio Manager @gchallenges | Course Director @SchulichMBA | IC Member @YSI_CapitalFund | ex RBC, Sarona, CGAP

ID 177556

Mano Kulasingam


Co-founder and Managing Director @digiflare

ID 118357

Ian Yates


Co-founder @fitzii. Global experience from UK, Sweden, Silicon Valley and Canada. MBA from Rotman School of Management (Valedictorian)

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Jason Goldlist

VP Strategy @aplaceformom (@warburgpincus portfolio company). Previously @olympics 2010 @mckinsey @INSEAD MBA. Advisor to great leaders & companies.

ID 262557

Seema Marwaha

Studying Technology and Innovation in Education @harvard. Founder of @death-happens. Internal Medicine MD. Documentary filmmaker.

ID 218996

David Spevick

SFO, BOS & YYZ experience. MBA/MSIS from @BU. Analytical prowess. Operator. Connector. All about Team

ID 242920

Ivan Lenev


Investor, Advisor & Entrepreneur

ID 271350

Adam Sadowski

Studied at @university-of-toronto, @mcgill-university

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Brian Deck


Entrepreneur, Investor & Techie passionate about innovation and good design. Internet, mobile, payments and customer loyalty.

ID 107828

Michelle Caers

Founder @designedux• Worked at @savvica, @desire2learn-inc • Studied at @university-of-western-ontario, @university-of-nottingham

ID 6569

Khazret Sapenov

CTO of @cloudcor. Proficient in launching successful initiatives. I'm quick learner & progressive thinker, building disruptive innovations.

ID 259021

Eden Dhaliwal

Entrepreneur, Advisor to startups, Consulting growth companies

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Arnold Wytenburg

Founder @my-studio-assistant, @nuvisto-inc • Studied at @carleton-university, @university-of-toronto

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Mustefa Jo'shen

Lead Designer & Founder @tailoredux. Building businesses through Design.

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Josh Lutz


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Marylin Ma

Worked at @communitech-waterloo • Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @wilfrid-laurier-university

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Jeff Waldman

Social Media, Content Marketing, HR Technology, Recruiting, Employer Brand, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Speaker, Founder @StratifyCo @socialhrcamp

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Todd Zeligman

Founder, Better Capital • 8+ years of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking experience • Worked at TD Securities, Scotia Capital • Ivey Business School MBA.

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Kris Tabetando

Founder @premiumwebsitebrokers-com • Studied at @mcgill-university

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Matthew Burns

Full-time thinker, part-time savant. Founder @fondly , @groudu , @ticket-elephant • Studied at @wilfrid-laurier-university

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Adam Rivietz

Founder InstaElite • Top 1% iOS developer; 15+ apps in top 200 ranks • Bitmaker Labs alumni

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Bert Amato

Angel Investor

ID 114620

Andrew Wright

Focusing on identifying and working with Technology based Startups, bringing Creativity with practicality, vision with experience. The best of both worlds

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Miah Lightbody

Founder of @jetpronto; Partner, Chat for LinkedIn; Created @wurdzee; Graphic Design; Software Development; Marketing; Fortune 500 experienced; PhD in Awesome

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George Dawson

Retail & ecommerce business side guy. Well connected to legacy B&M retail.

ID 427579

Chris Healy

CEO of Strategic Analysis Corp. Small business finance and operations expert with 10+ startup/growth companies. B.Sc & MBA from IESE Business School 2001.

ID 271178

Lally Rementilla


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John MacRitchie

Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @saint-mary-s-university

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Sunny Shao

Entrepreneur, marketer & DIY investor | Currently freelancing & hustling, Advisor at the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada).

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Bahram Alipour


Founder @doradus-technologies • Studied at @university-of-waterloo

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Kyle Lam

Worked at @ibm • Studied at @queen-s-university

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Chris Hillyer

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Denim Smith

Dad. Founder & Product guy at Lifemap. Previously Investment Banker in the US & Canada with over $6Bln in transactions.

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