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What are some really kick ass, unique methods that startups have used to reward/recognize/promote staff that you've experienced (or heard of)?

I've worked around startups a long time, and I know that many are curious to learn about unique/effective HR and leadership practices. It's especially tough in the early stages to grow a team when resources are tight, and competition for talent is fierce.

This is probably one of the best examples I've ever seen on how to do it right. If anyone was at TechTO on Monday, they would have seen the live, onstage promotion of Alyssa Atkins to VP of Marketing at CareGuide. I know I'll always remember it 👌👀
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Ella SibioHey Danielle! I love when recognition is tied to individual preferences. Do you know that x employee is motivated when rewarded in front of others? Act accordingly. Does y employee respond more positively to a private conversation with their manager? Take that route. In terms of unique methods, I’m a big fan of Shopify’s idea of an internal recognition tool (Unicorn). At Sonder we’ve replicated this through live peer shoutouts during All-Hands meetings. p.s. congrats on the new gig!

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Jon GabayThis is amazing!! Congrats Alyssa!!

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Josh LevitanWoohoo, go Alyssa!

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Jason GoldlistIt was definitely a magical moment at TechToronto. Huge congratulations to Alyssa Atkins​, wishing you tons of continued success and recognition at CareGuide!

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Jason Goldlist(Also, shout out to whoever quickly fixed that Tyler / inkbox slide malfunction!)

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Craig Hunter🙌 All the feelz.

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Breanna HughesHopefully there was a private follow up discussion that allowed the amazing Alyssa Atkins the chance to discuss/negotiate a nice salary increase as well. Well deserved! Congrats!

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Andrew Sideramazing! love this

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Eyal ToledanoCongratulations!!

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Daniel WarnerThat. Is. Awesome. Congrats!!

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Chris SnoyerThis was epic.

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Kathryn HumeYay Alyssa Atkins!

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Amanda Connon-UndaCongratulations Alyssa! Wonderful to see this sincere recognition of your work and talent 😊

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Jesse AlbistonA special moment. Alyssa you are a rockstar!

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Lally RementillaAwesome John Philip Green and congratulations to Alyssa Atkins. Well-deserved!

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Erin GrahamOMG! What a great moment! Congrats Alyssa Atkins!! Nice move John Philip Green

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Martin OchwatAlyssa Atkins congrats!

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Last Sunday, we hosted the TKS Innovate Conference at Corus Entertainment in Toronto.

This was the first conference of its kind in the world.
In one day, we exposed students age 13-17yrs old to global industry leaders in areas including Augmented Reality, Blockchain, AI, Nanotech Health, Cryptocurrencies, and Quantum Computing.

This conference changed the lives of students across the country. Here are some quotes from the attendees:

"I learned that it's time to go out and do it. Before the conference, I wanted to learn more about AI, but was putting barriers for myself. But Karthik Ramakrishnan motivated me to just delve into it and learn as I go!"

"When I attended TKS Innovate, I left so inspired and empowered, and I need to do something with this new knowledge. *When I saw the TKS alumni panel I knew that I could change the world today, instead of tomorrow."

"I learned that it doesn't matter how old I am or how much I don't know, I will always be able to teach myself and look for new ways to be innovative because my mind and my ideas matter."

As StartupNorth, we are the mentors for the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. I want to thank a bunch of people in this group who have supported The Knowledge Society (TKS) and the conference, including: Ameet Shah Andrew Peek Sheetal Jaitly Roger Chabra Jodi Kovitz Candice Faktor Jay Rosenzweig Haroon F. Mirza Chris Eben Karthik Ramakrishnan Aaron Zifkin Jason Silver and so many others (sorry if I didn't mention you, long list!)

** If you'd like to support TKS and mentor ambitious young students, DM me. And/or if your company would like to explore ways to get involved with TKS, there are opportunities for that also! **

Together, we are building the next generation of global innovators who will work together to solve the world's most important problems.

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Ted GrahamProud to support and looking forward to more opportunities!

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Navid NathooSpecial shoutout to all the organizations that were involved at the TKS Innovate Conference: Google Canada, Wealthsimple, Royal Bank of Canada, EmojiHEALTH, MetaVRse, House of VR, General Motors, Secret Location, Maple - Online Healthcare, The Rumie Initiative, Corus Entertainment, Element AI, Communitech, ENGINEERING.com, D-Wave Systems Inc., Medella, Nuco, Decentral, Microsoft ...yea...crazy list. These kids were super lucky to have access to these organizations and speakers!

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Jason SilverKeep up the incredible work TKS!!

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John KelleherBravo!! This is amazing!

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Candice FaktorHad such a great time at the event! Huge kudos!

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Chris EbenAmazing work TKS and Navid! Sorry I couldn't be there the other day but proud to be a supporter.

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