4 days ago
Am a Canadian working for a US southeast-based startup. Need a reminder about where to find tech, tech support and creative community event listings in the GTA. Looking for some events in January when I'll be in town. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Any recommendations for group benefits specialists for a team of 5? TIA! ... See MoreSee Less
We love working with Chris Gory and IPFS. Makes it really simple.
Happy to show you some options. I work with all the major carriers and can put together some quotes and option base on your custom needs. Feel free to message me if you would like to jump on a call.
We are rolling out benefits plan now with David Bold at www.boldfinancial.ca. we picked a great plan from RWAM insurance administrators.
Jason Dea check out HoneyBee Benefits
Join a coworking space that participates in COHIP!! Ashley Proctor can help you find kne
Lee Belzberg at www.summitwealth.ca/ they can set you up with an HSA/PSA or more comprehensive plan. Very transparent and easy to work with
Adam Gilbert - Northstone Financial
Brett Okorofsky [email protected]
Hands down Yafa Sakkejha at Beneplan!! Feel free to DM me for more details
Get a few quotes. Ask yourself the question as to the motivation for providing benefits. Ask how the agent gets compensation. This will determine if you’re getting advice that’s in your best interest. Happy to chat anytime. DM me.
Hey Maria Ko! Looks like you already have a bunch of options, but I would highly recommend James Guest - he’s super knowledgeable and will take the time to understand the needs of your group, find the right option for you, and make sure you understand everything you need to along the way - [email protected]
Thanks so much everyone!
MB Secure Financial Mike Barrow is excellent. Creates tailored packages for the best rates.
My accountant, Irene May Lee, found some great options for me!
3 days ago
Hey there! Does anyone have recommendations for a marketing agency that's particularly well-suited to prepare for a tradeshow in Europe? obvıous. will be stepping up its game at Embedded World in Nuremberg. We're in Calgary, but proficiency > proximity, so any good Canadian agency is fine. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
Benjamin what kind of support are you looking for? Boulevard PR is a B2B tech PR agency, and we have one person on our team dedicated to events. We have managed Canadian client participation at events such as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Depending on what you are looking for, we may be able to help you.
Hey Benjamin Hilborn I'd be delighted to chat. I run Stack Creative, and we can handle pretty much anything you can throw at us in the marketing space (although our sweet spot is the overlap between branding, digital and ad creative, all of which may have a particular role to play within trade show materials) Our site's at stackcreative.co, and you can reach me at [email protected] :)
Slightly off topic but If you haven't already reached out to trade commissioners they can be a fantastic resource for international trade fairs. Happy to help.
Hannah at thisislovedey.com/ !
6 days ago
I’m looking to set up a DTC business in the GTA. Are there recommendations on companies or courier services to use? The quotes from Canada Post for commercial customers seemed too high at ~$8.50 given our average package will be $24. Open to suggestions! ... See MoreSee Less
When it comes to DTC, the advantage that Canada Post has is their infrastructure/core competency is to ship to both residential & business addresses. DHL is a decent courier option in lieu of Canada Post but, at the end of the day, their core competency is business. Depending on your delivery radius, there are a number of indy courier services however that brings in workflow/integration questions. Feel free to DM if you'd like as I've got experience in the DTC space.
chitchats.com/ has cheaper rates
Speak to Paul Kalra - he has helped a few of my friends in the D2C (some members including here) with better rates.
Kristine Tran - We are a group of entrepreneurs who have combined our shipping volume together to drive savings. I just sent you a DM. We would love to have more entrepreneurs join.
Kristine Tran I’m an entrepreneur and investor of DTC brands and just launched a dedicated DTC fulfillment center a month ago. www.shipapollo.com
+1 to Larry Lau. He’s a DTC guru and knows the space incredibly well!
6 days ago
Who is heading down to Dreamforce next week?
I'll be there to cover all of the social good initiatives happening and would love to connect with other Canadians who will be in town!
Would also love any suggestions from people who have been in the past around how to navigate such a large event (and find some friendly Canadian faces!). ... See MoreSee Less
I'll be there!
I’ll be there as well
Wear comfy shoes !
The “big” talks fill up fast - give yourself extra time for those. There is a great group called Startupsgiveback that have been working with Dreamforce in the past to collect the extra swag and distribute it to shelters and other centres - connect with them they are a great community.
I'll be there
I wrote this guide to surviving Dreamforce in 2014 and much of it still applies. www.itbusiness.ca/news/a-dreamforce-veterans-guide-to-surviving-the-worlds-largest-single-vendor-...
6 days ago
Does anyone know of a good platform where I can barter services with other startups. Example I can help with operations in exchange for graphic design services?
As a new founder starting off this seems like a great service that I would use as I'm bootstrapping but can't find anything!
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I like to know that as well!..:)
We can perhaps help each other out for those on the thread Ali Khandani Nolan Beanlands Tim H. Paarup Dridi. I'll start a group chat.
6 days ago
Anyone know a good react native developer available for contract or full time ? Not looking for agencies, only individuals - thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
We use Flutter. Does it have to be React?
I know a bunch. DM me?
1 week ago
May be a silly question but is there a directory anywhere of all or most of the more prominent VC's in Canada? ... See MoreSee Less
Have you tried angel list search functionality which allow you to filter based on location / investment
People or funds? Probably a good first approximation for funds: www.cvca.ca/membership/member-directory/#
Www.hockeystick.co Saul Colt 🏒
Hi Saul, I work at the CVCA. Happy to share a list of investing member firms with you.
You can use Nudge.ai to find source firms city, filter by role and gain insights on recent investment rounds in the news
Have you used crunchbase premium? You can really drill down, filtering by region/focus/stage and so much more!