Toronto Startups Rally to Recruit Expat Canadians Back Home

Posted by Rob Lewis

A group of rapidly expanding Toronto startups is joining forces with Toronto Homecoming, an event that showcases career opportunities to Canadians currently living outside of Canada, to launch a new startup stream.

Bionym, along with other partners such as Wattpad, Freshbooks, Shopify, and InteraXon, aims to show that a strong career move for Canadians living abroad is to join a high-potential, growing company in Toronto's thriving technology startup ecosystem.

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"Returning to Toronto was the best career move I've made, giving me the opportunity to join Bionym at such an exciting time," said Andrew D'Souza, President of Bionym. "The current wave of startup technology companies emerging from this ecosystem have enormous potential and represent trajectory-shifting career opportunities for those looking to take the next step as technology leaders. All of these companies have attracted capital, customers and partners from around the globe -- now they're looking to add world-class talent to build their businesses."

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Toronto Homecoming will showcase 10 to 15 high-growth startups looking to meet future employees through its tech-startups stream at this year's event.

"Toronto Homecoming is excited to partner with startups that have significant momentum, funding and great leadership teams. We believe this new startup stream will attract more talent to Toronto, and Canada," said Andrew Graham, Toronto Homecoming's Co-Chair. "Toronto Homecoming shows Canada's next generation of world-class companies."

The event takes place October 9-11, but applications close on August 1st. Other company participants include 500px, Wave, Achievers, Ecobee, WealthSimple, FinMaven, Soapbox, Shoebox, and Tab Payments.

Company:
FreshBooks
Website:
http://www.freshbooks.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In 2003, Mike McDerment, co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, accidently saved over an invoice, snapped and decided to create a better way to manage his books and bill clients. Since then, FreshBooks has emerged as the #1 cloud accounting specialist for small business owners by helping more than 5 million people track time, organize expenses and invoice clients in the cloud. Known for extraordinary customer service... more

Company:
Shopify
Website:
http://www.shopify.ca
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shopify is an Ottawa based commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, a point of sale system to power retail sales and a card reader to accept payments through a mobile phone. Shopify currently powers over 80,000 active online stores around the world,... more

Company:
Wattpad
Website:
http://www.wattpad.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Great stories bring people together! Wattpad is the world's largest community for discovering and sharing stories. It's a new form of entertainment connecting readers and writers through storytelling, and best of all, it's entirely free. With thousands of new stories added every day, an incredibly active community of readers, and the ability to read on your computer, phone, or tablet, Wattpad is the only place... more

Company:
InteraXon
Website:
http://www.interaXon.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Our vision is to become a valuable part of your daily life, giving you degrees of freedom, connectivity and happiness you would never have imagined. We develop engaging experiences using brainwave sensing technology that free you from physical, emotional and mental obstacles so you get more out of every moment. We create technology that makes your life better and gives you ways of unlocking potential that you... more

Company:
Bionym Inc.
Website:
http://www.bionym.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bionym develops the Nymi, a wristband that authenticates the wearer using unique characteristics of his/her cardiac signal (ECG). The Nymi is the first product to offer identity, proximity and motion information all in one wearable electronic device! more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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