Welcome to our third Student Founder-in-Residence (SFiR), Joella Almeida. Joella is a U of T alum and the CEO and co-founder of health tech startup MedEssist. During January and February, Joella will offer weekly virtual office hours to all U of T students, faculty, and staff. 

Book an appointment to meet with Joella virtually and talk about:

  • Starting a company
  • Idea feasibility
  • Business planning
  • Digital health industry
  • Work-life balance, project/time management, personal success

To book a virtual 30-minute meeting with Joella, use this booking link or email sfir@library.utoronto.ca to find out more.

Stay tuned for upcoming workshops led by Joella.

About U of T Libraries’ Student Founder-in-Residence Program

U of T Libraries student founder-in-residence (SFiR) pilot connects the U of T community with students and recent alumni equipped to address topics such as networking, finding co-founders, mentorship, pitching, public speaking, balancing ventures and school, EDI, and general business advice on a range of topics.

Three selected SFiRs each serve a two-month term during the 2022-23 academic year, providing regular virtual office hours to students on all three campuses, and helping their peers develop their ideas. In addition, each SFiR would plan a minimum of one event during their tenure to address some aspect of business planning, networking, team building, work-life balance, EDI, pitching/public speaking, or similar topics to be determined.