Top 5 Toronto Tech Communities on Slack

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Last update: July 6, 2023

If you’re an entrepreneur looking to hire new talent, a co-founder looking for funding, or a freelancer looking for job opportunities or to attend networking events, then you need to get the insider information and involved with Slack!

Slack, short for Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge, is an amazing tool to help bring communities together, network, keep updated on news in your industry, share resources, learn about events, hire staff and even get hired!

We’ve created a list of our Top 5 Favorite Slack channels we use in Toronto for the technology industry as well as how you can join them yourself.

1. Designx community

DesignX is great for graphic designers, UX Designers and digital artists across Canada. They bring together all design disciplines including business, design and technology. Their slack channel includes nearly 4000 designers from graphic designers, web designers, UX designers, UI designers to developers and researchers.

The community has 31 channels including some topics on:

  • #jobs
  • #_design-feedback
  • #_designx-support
  • #_intros, and one just for
  • #city-toronto

Join the Slack group here.

Login to the channel here.

2. MaRS E101 Slack Community

If you’re an entrepreneur, seeking to find out more about funding opportunities or just learning about starting a new company, then this MaRS channel is for you! MaRS Discovery District, a non-profit based in Toronto supports Canada’s startups. They have an online entrepreneurship course called Entrepreneurship 101. When you take the course, get invited to their E101 Slack channel. The Slack community is a place where you can connect with and learn from other founders and work through activities together, as well as receive feedback from the MaRS team. 

Their Slack community has close to 1,260 entrepreneurs and 36 channels including topics on:

  • #finding-partners
  • #pitchingtoinvestors
  • #ask-questions
  • #e101-introductions
  • #share-resources, and
  • #random

Join their course to be added to the Slack group here.

Login here.

3. Female CoFounder Slack Community

Female CoFounder is great for female entrepreneurs looking to connect with other women, to find co-founders, networking event opportunities and even potential funders. This community based in Toronto which has a goal of increasing the number of women-led technology startups. The group has close 580 female founders, co-founders and entrepreneurs and includes 6 channels including topics on:

  • #resources
  • #pitch
  • #help
  • #events, and
  • #introductions

Join their community through filling out their Google Form here.

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4. Online Geniuses Slack Community

Online Geniuses is great for anyone who works in digital marketing, wants to learn more or apply it to their own businesses. They are a SEO & Digital Marketing Community based on Slack that started in New York. The largest marketing community, it includes over 20,000 digital marketers, VPs, freelancers, consultants, and agency owners from every niche in digital marketing across the globe.

This Slack community is very active with 127 channels where you can ask the community and get timely, well-informed feedback, hire for new staff, find freelance work, as well as learn about new tools, articles, and resources.

Some of their channels include:

  • #hiring
  • #amazon
  • #emailmarketing
  • #eventconferences
  • #seo
  • #copywriting, and one just for
  • #local_toronto.

Join the Slack group here.

Login here.

5. WordPress Slack Community

The WordPress Slack group is great for existing WordPress users, web designers and web developers. WordPress is an open-source content management system, or in other words, the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today! Supernova Sites builds all our sites on WordPress.

This huge community has 34,000 WordPress Users and includes 93 Channels helping to keep users updated, informed, and learning about new WordPress features and tools. Some of their popular channels include:

  • #announcements
  • #pluginreview
  • #design
  • #accessibility
  • #hosting-community
  • #feature-reactions and
  • #mobile

To join, you must already be signed up as a WordPress user.

After, get your invite to join here.

 

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