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Connected Overview

Toronto, ON
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Connected is a software product development firm. We partner with ambitious companies across the product lifecycle to build products that drive user and business impact. One of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers.

Mission: Build Better Products

Company Updates

  • Without any external funding, Connected became a top employer in Canada in the span of two years. Here’s how we did it — and you can too…/against-the-odds-8a1ab4bc9a6f

    Against the Odds - Connected Lab - Medium

    Without any external funding, Connected became a top employer in Canada in the span of two years. Here's how we did it?-?and you can too. Written by: Ally Contardi According to Mashable, 25% of startups fail in their first year of business. By year two, another 36% fall off the charts.

  • Congratulations are in order for our very own Tammy Chiasson on being promoted to EVP Growth & Client Experience. With such an incredible leader on board, we're one step closer towards our goal of becoming the world's leading product development firm. Can't wait to see what the future holds!

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Connected – Why Work For Us?

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in downtown Toronto, Connected was born out of the belief that a new category of firm was needed to help ambitious companies leverage the power of product: not a dev shop, or a design agency, or a strategic consultancy, but a uniquely integrated product development firm, built for the long-term, and driven by a singular focus on realizing business impact through software-powered products.

Pictured Left to Right: Damian McCabe and Mike Stern

Mike Stern

Founder and CEO of Connected, Mike upholds the vision and mission, focusing on building world-class experiences for the team and customers. Previously, Mike helped grow Xtreme Labs to 350 people before it was acquired by Pivotal in 2013. He has worked with dozens of world-class brands including AMEX, Facebook, Salesforce, MasterCard, and the NFL. His work has been featured in the Financial Times, the Globe and Mail, and on CBC.

Damian McCabe

Co-Founder and VP Engineering at Connected, Damian is passionate about building the world’s best technical teams and pushing them to solve extremely ambitious problems. During his time at IBM, Damian’s work in mobile was recognized with several awards. Past clients include RBC, Facebook, Instagram, Uber, Target, and Walmart. Damian’s work has been featured on CBC and in the Globe and Mail.

One of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for two years running, we’re looking for smart, kind, and reliable individuals with a desire to teach and learn. Is that you?

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    "Excellent place to work - Couldn't recommend it highly enough"

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    I have been working at Connected full-time


    - Culture is superb, everyone can't do enough to help you and it has a real family feel
    - Due to the recent success and rapid expansion the opportunity to make a big impact in the direction the business goes is massive.
    - Working with the most reputable current companies to date
    - Brilliant working space, table tennis, pool, ps4, fully stocked snacks, drinks etc.
    - High emphasis on company engagement and social events
    - Everyone is extremely intelligent and pushes each-other to create their best work
    - Integration between teams
    - Work/Life Balance


    - The protein bars go to quick

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    Keep it up, the ability to actually look forward to coming to work is always a positive one!

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Connected photo of: Working together, across a number of disciplines
Connected photo of: Machine learning and AI are the new frontiers of our business
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Connected Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Connected (Waterloo, ON) in March-2015.


    Applied through university job portal, and got selected for an interview.
    The interview was about 30 minutes where I answered a set of technical questions from the company's lead engineer, followed by a chat with the company's CEO. A little while later I received an offer from Connected.

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Connected Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Top SME Employer, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2018
  • Canada's Top SME Employer, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2017

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