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.
“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.”
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. The C100, a non-profit that supports Canadian entrepreneurship, estimates that there are currently 300,000 Canadians living and working in the Bay Area alone. The Toronto Homecoming is looking to bring some of this talent back to Canada.
“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.