#15 Startup Story: Virtual Gurus
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Episode Title: #15 Startup Story: Virtual Gurus

The best way to learn about the startup journey is to hear it first-hand from those who have experienced it. Listen to our “Startup Story” episodes to hear from local founders who are growing their companies right here in Calgary.

Interview date: March 9, 2020

Featured Startup: Bobbie Racette, Founder & CEO at Virtual Gurus

Bobbie is the Founder and She-EO of Virtual Gurus, a Talent as a Service Solution platform that matches its users with the perfect North American Remote Assistants and Freelancers by using matchmaking algorithms.

Recently named both Canada’s Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year and Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Prairies Region by Startup Canada, Bobbie is an unstoppable force in the Canadian startup community. She is a Cree-Metis woman who prides herself on building an inclusivity-first company, championing for indigenous people and the LGBTQ+ community. She is a natural leader, sharing her passion by mentoring First Nations Youth who have demonstrated interest in Tech and Business.

Forbes announced Virtual Gurus as being one of the top 19 Innovative Tech Startups to watch. Bobbie’s company works with clients who are Fortune 500 executives, startup entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

About Virtual Gurus: 

Virtual Gurus is a two-sided marketplace that matches businesses and entrepreneurs with on-shore Virtual Assistants. Virtual Gurus is currently working to finish building the dashboard of the marketplace which will include it's new by-the-task app that will allow users all over the world to delegate simple tasks while on the go. 

Special offer for Calgary startups: 

Does your Calgary-based startup need back-office support? Virtual Gurus is offering free virtual assistant services. Visit startups.thevirtualgurus.com and enter code “Startup100” at checkout.

Bobbie’s favourite podcasts: 

Bobbie was also recently featured on The Pitch. Listen to the episode. 

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