Three years in, TD Lab looks forward to ‘endless possibilities’
Three years ago, TD took a bold step and launched the TD Lab at the Communitech Hub, a step that planted one of Canada’s largest financial institutions in the heart of a teeming startup ecosystem.
With a lean full-time staff and a quarterly rotating group of 10 to 15 co-op students from local universities, the lab develops ideas and builds prototypes using agile and design methodologies. TD also invests in programs that engage and impact students, women in technology, startups and small-to-mid-size companies across Canada.
Since three years in the fast-moving tech world tech seems more like 10 outside of it, we checked in with TD Lab Director Aaron Stuart for a look at what the lab has achieved and where it’s headed.
Q – Time flies when you’re innovating. Give us an idea of how the TD Lab has evolved since its launch three years ago.
A – Without question, it’s been a really exciting time. No two days are ever the same. When we opened our doors three years ago, the notion of a corporate innovation lab was still quite new. In fact, the world of technology was a very different place – things that are ubiquitous now were just starting