These 6 Successful Startups Are Born and Based in Toronto

Toronto’s start-up scene is thriving, with incubators and innovators all around the city.

Toronto’s start-up scene is thriving, with incubators and innovators all around the city. We rounded up a list of the six Toronto start-ups that you need to know about and that you may not have known were born and based in Toronto.


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Mejuri mastered the balance between affordable luxury jewellery for millennial women. Co-founded by Noura Sakkijha, former Ryerson graduate student, Mejuri offers affordable fine jewellery made with quality materials like gold and silver and ethically by jewellers in Seoul and Toronto. Visit their newly opened store in Toronto at 906 Dundas Street West.

Chef’s Plate

Chef’s Plate saves you time going grocery shopping and decreases our food waste. Customers choose meal plans that work best for them, and Chef’s Plate will curate an insulated box with fresh and local ingredients that customers can prepare at home in under 30 minutes.


Wave helps take the ease off of the financial component of your business by offering services and software like payroll, payments, invoicing, and accounting. They’ve grown to handling roughly 3 million customers, have sent $20 billion dollars in invoices annually and more.


inkbox revolutionized the temporary tattoo industry. They created tattoos that don’t last forever but also last beyond one wash while actually appearing like a real tattoo. You can get yourself a pre-designed tattoo from $14 + dollars or just the ink if you prefer to freehand. So if you really want a tattoo but can’t commit, definitely try inkbox.


Ritual helps cut the time from customers waiting in line to order food or coffee. The app allows customers to order and pay straight from their phone.


TopHat is an education tool connecting students and instructors in a smartphone platform by delivering online homework, educational content, and encouraging collaboration in creative and engaging course material.

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