Recently named as a Top Small & Medium Employer the leading product development firm Connected takes home the title of Best Workspace at the inaugural Elevated Awards.
TORONTO, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - This week, the rapidly growing product development firm Connected was announced as one of the 50 most innovative workplaces, and then last night was awarded as the best workspace by Elevate at their inaugural award celebration.
Innovation is taken very seriously at Connected. Connected itself was founded as an innovative solution when the market only offered companies siloed solutions to their product development needs. Founders Mike Stern and Damian McCabe saw the opportunity for an end-to-end product development firm that solved the problems created by siloed solutions firms. Ever since, Connected has continued to innovate, working with some of the largest brands in the world by launching new and exciting products to market.
This recognition and award comes at an exciting time for Connected. Connected is just entering its 5th year as an incorporated company and it has been almost one year since they moved into their new office space.
"It means so much to us that in the relatively short amount of time Connected has been around, we've been recognized as the innovative organization we strive to be," said Mike Stern, Connected CEO. "It's incredible to be recognized amongst so many wonderful companies like Rogers, Loblaw Digital, and KPMG who have been doing this for years."
Connected's innovative passion doesn't stop with the work they do. When they began planning to expand into a larger space, deliberate decisions were made to ensure the space was not only fun and comfortable, but gave Connectors the tools and room to do their best work as well. Connected's 35,000 sq ft head office, located in the heart of Toronto's entertainment district, was designed for collaboration, creativity, and connection, allowing them to open their doors to the product and tech community in their event space.
"We take great pride in our office space," said Ally Contardi, Connected VP of Operations. "I'm very proud of the work that we have done on the space to date and the improvements we will continue to make. It's a great feeling to be recognized as one of the best workspaces in Toronto, as this was a top priority of mine as we set out to continuously build our headquarters."
The Connected workspace is constantly changing and improving. New lounge areas, team war rooms, meeting spaces, and new tech are just a handful of recent additions to the office. Connected's management and operations team actively listen to employee feedback on what's working and what's not as well as making changes to accommodate new needs as they appear.
Connected is honoured to be recognized amongst the other amazing nominees. All of these companies are inspirational for the spaces they have built and the innovative products and solutions coming out of their offices.
About Connected Connected is a software product development firm that partners with ambitious companies across the product lifecycle to build products that drive impact. For more information, visit connected.io.
About Elevate Elevate is a Canadian non-profit organization, created with the mission to champion Canada's innovation ecosystem on the international stage. Founded in 2017, Elevate hosts an annual tech and innovation festival in Toronto, Canada; The Elevated Awards: Most Innovative Workplaces; and a curated Creators Dinner series for industry leaders. The organization was founded on the values that diversity is our strength, we're stronger when we disrupt together, and it's our time.
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