Startup mentors in Toronto

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Dan Gray

Growth Strategist | General Manager @ Kotn Supply
With over 10 years of experience scaling both B2C and B2B brands managed monthly budgets exceeding $500k/month, I've been successful by building great teams, challenging assumptions, and continuously learning along the way.

Michelle Hsu

B2B SaaS Marketing Strategist | Fractional CMO | Founder and CEO of KJMH Digital 👩‍💻
I help SaaS startups get clear on their marketing roadmap, take effective next steps, and connect them with customers. Let's chat about content marketing, social media, demand generation, emails, events, paid acquisition, marketing operations, or conversion optimization!

Andrey Gargul

UX & Product growth consultant
👋 I'm Andrey! I spent the last 7 years as a product designer and UX manager at Shopify and saw firsthand the growth from 140 000 to 2 million active users. Today I help SaaS companies grow by improving their user onboarding, activation and retention rates.
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Kristie Holden

Fractional CMO & Consultant for B2B SaaS startups needing help with demand generation strategy to reach revenue goals.
B2B SaaS Marketing & Growth Consultant. Experience scaling to multiple 7-figures in Annual Recurring Revenue (bootstrapped). Passionate about helping female-led tech startups 😊

Kelly Saltzman

Shopify Growth Manager
Hi 👋, I'm Kelly, nice to meet you! Quick tl;dr on me I am a Shopify Growth Manager, on the side I am a Growth Marketing Advisor and I founded an e-commerce brand in 2018 and exited in 2021. In my space time, I'm at the gym, painting, or going on hour long walks!

Maxime Moyson

Launch Engineer
I'm passionate about everything tech, and I love building and improving growth flywheels. I care about people and ideas that will improve our world. Excited to help you brainstorm, experiment, adjust and tackle problems that create value for users.

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Toronto Startup Ecosystem

Toronto currently has far more tech jobs than tech talent, making it the only place on the North American continent with brain gain. In 2021, the city created 54,700 more tech jobs than graduates. 

The city has the country’s highest concentration of tech companies and is home to 38% of Canada’s business headquarters. International companies such as Google, Netflix and Wayfair have Canadian headquarters in Toronto. It’s also home to Toronto-founded startups like Wealthsimple and Drop and has a large Shopify office.  

Multiple incubators, seed-stage investors and accelerators contribute to the city’s robust startup ecosystem. Early-stage investment in Toronto is well above the global average. TechStars and Founder Institute Toronto are two of the city’s biggest accelerators. 

Canada offers one of the world’s best systems for providing grants for innovation and tax incentives to support new businesses.  Businesses in Toronto get support from the Ontario government, which released a fund of $5.4 million at the beginning of 2022 to help startups and entrepreneurs recover from the after-effects of Covid 19. 

The active Toronto startup ecosystem includes dozens of events held every week, including conferences and meetups for those looking for talent, investment or collaboration. 

Startups in Toronto can find support at every stage of the process, making it one of the top cities in North America for startups to flourish. No wonder it’s North America’s fastest-growing city! 

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