Startup Spaces: A look inside InteraXon's office in downtown Toronto (VIDEO)

Mar 9 2020, 1:17 pm

Toronto is home to many tech startups, offering plenty of job opportunities, and most importantly some fun spaces to work.

One of those places is InteraXon, a company that is using technology to enhance meditation.

In 2014, the company launched Muse, a brain sensing headband that provides the user with real-time feedback on their meditation state using auditory cues.

Two years later, they moved to their current location at 555 Richmond Street West in downtown Toronto, and have been growing ever since.

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The company currently has 60 employees working across all fields, from engineering to marketing and is looking to hire more software engineers across various domains.

CEO Derek Luke said their move to the office on Richmond Street was needed as the company was expanding rapidly.

The current office offered a more “open, dynamic space” which has helped to foster “cross-collaboration among the teams so that each one of us could do our best work,” Luke said.

“Our office is unique in that we have engineering onsite with a dedicated lab facility for sleep and hardware, and we are also fundamentally a wellness company, with regular meditations led by our employees themselves or external teachers.”

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A feature that Luke likes the most about the office is how the space allows for the culture to thrive.

“The space allows for our unique culture to be themselves, with dogs, skateboards, our simple approach to all-day food, and our meditations. I can’t think of another startup company that instills each of these together in harmony,” he said.

The office offers different workspaces like the creative pad used by Chris Aimone, the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, which helps to “inspire him.”

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It was important for InteraXon’s CEO that the company remain in the city as he considers Toronto the Silicon Valley of the north.

The startup has tapped into the local talent and also continues to bring in international skilled workers with varied skill sets, allowing the startup to leverage that asset in order to expand globally.

“It’s thoroughly exciting to work with a nimble and dedicated team, and work in synergy together as we create game-changing technology that makes a difference to people’s lives,” Luke said.

Check out InteraXon’s office space below: