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Craig Major is Toronto’s Entrepreneur Mentor, The Startup Coach. With an extensive corporate background including being the youngest Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche where he was Senior Manager of Architecture and Planning. Program Director for the Wireless Activation Centre at Bell Mobility, Chief Technology Officer at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Program Director at Davis+Henderson doing software implementation for Canadian banks. and more before founding Canada’s largest Startup community TorontoStarts (formerly Startup Toronto) Toronto’s Entrepreneur & Startup Community in early 2015.

TorontoStarts now supports over 22,000 active entrepreneurs in the GTA and has grown to the largest startup community in Canada. With a reach of over 120,000+ followers across our platforms, The Startup Coach has hosted over 700 startup events, courses, and workshops.  Having been so active the Startup Coach has spoken in front of over 70,000 entrepreneurs. Working with startups all day every day Craig has personally coached over 600 startups, judged over 100 pitch competitions, and helped companies raise over $60 million. He helps startups and small businesses grow.  On The Startup Talk Podcast The Startup Coach talks to entrepreneurs and industry experts to tell the true stories of starting up in Toronto

Latest Episodes

Cracking the Job Market Code: How CoverQuick's AI Lands Dream Jobs Faster

[powerpress] Join us on this exciting episode of Startup Talk as we delve into the world of innovative job applications with the co-founders of CoverQuick, Divine and Tosin. Discover how two ambitious entrepreneurs transitioned from a sock-selling venture to revolutionizing job hunting through the power of AI. With personal insights, engaging anecdotes, and a passion […]

PORCH Helping 1 Million Immigrant Entrepreneurs Succeed

In this episode of the Startup Talk Podcast, the Startup Coach sits down with  Neil Weitzman, an entrepreneur who is passionate about helping immigrant entrepreneurs succeed in Canada. Neil is the CEO and Co-Founder of PORCH, an exclusive community for immigrant entrepreneurs and professionals, and the Founder of revenue•x, a Fractional CRO service that helps […]

Unleashing the Power of AI in Cannabis Cultivation with GrowDoc

Unleashing the Power of AI in Cannabis Cultivation with GrowDoc.  In this episode of the Startup Talk Podcast we’re speaking with Daniel Lirette, founder and CEO of GrowDoc, a cannabis tech startup that uses artificial intelligence to revolutionize the way commercial cannabis growers approach cultivation problems. In this interview, Daniel shares his insights on the […]

Revolutionizing Content Creation: An AI-Powered Workflow with Draft and Goal

In this interview, Nabil Tayeb, the co-founder of Draft and Goal, shares his thoughts on the topic of AI-generated content and its impact on human creativity. He believes that AI-generated content does not replace human creativity, but instead enhances it by augmenting the possibilities of the human brain. Tayeb also emphasizes that AI models are […]

Transform Your Speaking Skills on the Startup Talk Podcast

In this episode of Startup Talk, we talk to Will Greenblatt, founder of OutLoud Speakers School and author of “Transform Your Speaking Skills: Gain Confidence, Captivate Audiences and Advance Your Career.” Will shares his journey from child TV star to professional actor to entrepreneur and coach, and discusses the power of storytelling and the signature […]

Waverly on The Startup Talk Podcast

In this episode of Startup Talk, we’re joined by Philippe Beaudoin, the CEO of Waverly, the innovative deep tech artificial intelligence company building a mobile reader that understands you based on your waves. During the interview, Philippe shares his thoughts on: The inspiration behind the creation of Waverly and its mission to cut through the […]

CreatorClub on The Startup Talk Podcast

I chat with the co-founders of CreatorClub Anthony Chiaravalloti and Daniel Francavilla, a company that makes content production simple. They share their insights on producing high-volume content at an efficient cost and converting long-form video into platform-specific micro content. Listen in to learn how they can help your brand boost its content production game.  In […]

OneEleven's Matthew Lombardi on The Startup Talk Podcast

In this episode of the Startup Talk Podcast, we were joined by Matthew Lombardi, Managing Director of OneEleven, a 55,000 square foot facility in the heart of downtown Toronto that provides open concept seating and private offices for growing technology companies. Matthew began by sharing the history and mission of OneEleven, which is to support […]

Cansulta on The Startup Talk Podcast

Alexandra Kapelos-Peters, the founder of Cansulta joins the Startup Coach for this Startup Talk Podcast interview. Cansulta is a platform that makes it easy for individuals and businesses to find and book consultations with vetted experts in a variety of industries. During the interview, Alexandra shares the inspiration behind starting Cansulta, how it differs from […]

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