Qasim Virjee

Qasim Virjee

As an entrepreneur with experiences running businesses between Canada, East Africa and India, Qasim applies a unique lens on how people work. He previously founded Design Guru (a creative studio whose portfolio of clients included cause-based organizations like the Stephen Lewis Foundation to large multinationals like the Coca Cola Corporation), the BBC-partnered global music brand Indian Electronica, GetFilmi (a digital distributor of Indian cinema) and other software startups. He has a passion for enabling tech startups – something which has led to creating the Founder Deck playing card game, WeTeachStartup ideation bootcamps, Startup Safaris global pitch sessions as well as running IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program across Canada. Qasim lives in Toronto’s Hillcrest Village neighbourhood – a factor that led to opening the first StartWell down the street from his house.