January 2017 marks our 10 year anniversary giving us an opportunity to reflect on our role in assisting in the growth of Canadian tech. Since day one, we made a conscious decision to work with innovative entrepreneurs, fast-paced companies, and creative people, which has made the experience fulfilling and dynamic everyday.
Thank you to all of our friends in the community and our former colleagues (and friends) that really helped us get off the ground in the early days: Ray and Scott at ExtendMedia; Anton R at Spin Master; David Crow; Parki; Bonnie, Allen, and Matt from our Brightspark days; Kim from Tucows; and Paul and Katrina from the Arthur Andersen crew. Thank you to the hundreds of friends who have spread positive vibes and directed countless people our way. With your help, we’re proud to be working with Canada’s top startups, tech companies and innovation labs – each of which is making our economy stronger and fulfilling people’s careers.
Thanks to the 30,000 plus incredible people in Canada and abroad that we have learned from and worked to help over the years. Founders, leaders, engineers, designers, marketers, VCs, new grads and many others have defined who we are and make us believe in the potential of the Canadian tech ecosystem. Listening to your opinions and experiences has allowed us to provide others with coaching, connections, and jobs.
We are grateful to our gdR Team that has created the culture, approach, and standards that define gdR. Each and everyday we’ve looked forward to working with you and making a difference – it doesn’t get better than this! Together we’ve connected people find new opportunities and the community through the introduction of gdR Grow events, lunch & learns, and most recently with the co-creation of Canadian Tech at Scale.
Here’s to the next 10 years and all of the exciting potential it brings.