Posts By Anna Starasts

Toronto tech is thriving and so should your career. Here’s how we can help.

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Our team at gdR believes at our core that Canada has the ability to become an even more prominent global leader in technology. We believe that talented people, most of all, will enable Canada’s tech ecosystem to thrive. That’s why we work to help tech talent grow meaningful, fulfilling careers here at home and why we work to foster leadership in the Toronto tech community. If you’re looking... continue reading >

What is it really like to work at that hot startup? Three must-ask questions

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There are a ton of tech community events that give you access to the work spaces and teams of startups, like Startup Open House or one of the many Meetups hosted in startup offices. Maybe you’ve imagined what its like to work there and the HR manager’s pitch about their cool brick and beam office with video games, catered meals and a friendly office dog is compelling. But can you really lea... continue reading >

How we helped the tech & startup community grow in 2015

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Looking back on 2015, we’re in awe of how much growth we’ve witnessed in the Toronto tech ecosystem. Since we help companies grow their teams, we've seen first-hand the rise in demand for great technical talent, the influx of funding (both local & international) helping power the expansion of some fantastic startups, and what the startup community can do when it comes together to give back... continue reading >

Dan Makoski: Why I’ll make more impact in banking than at Google

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Last week at the Design Exchange, Dan Makoski spoke on “deeply human design” and how it “can transform technology and business in profound new directions.” What everyone in the audience actually wanted to know was why he left Google to join a financial services company, Capital One, as its VP of Design. Not the typical move for an irreverent, out-of-the-box creative mind. But the banking... continue reading >