UPCOMING EVENT: Preserving Company Culture As You Scale


Tue, March 31, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT



134 Peter Street


About this Event

Culture Collective Toronto is thrilled to welcome Vanessa Costa, Head of Culture and Project Manager at Secret Location, as she shares tips and best practices for preserving company culture as you scale.

Secret Location’s success in the burgeoning VR industry is a direct result of an all-hands-on-deck company culture built around empowerment, experimentation, and creativity. While starting as a small, indie tech studio, Secret Location now harbours nearly 100 people across Toronto and Los Angeles offices. Many of those early best practices from when there were under 10 employees are still in place today, although they continue to evolve and adapt.

Vanessa will discuss:

1. How to preserve culture – what to do and what not to do

2. Common pain points in evolving cultures

3. Real Takeaway Solutions

We hope you’ll join us and connect with fellow culture champions while enjoying some delicious wine, cheese and more!


6:00 PM – Arrival + networking with wine & snacks

6:30 PM – Presentation from Vanessa Costa about preserving company culture

7:15 PM – Open Q&A

7:45 PM – Closing remarks, more networking, more wine, more cheese!


Since joining Secret Location in 2016, Vanessa Costa has been integral in shaping the company’s unique culture. Vanessa led efforts to preserve the indie-minded, open culture throughout Secret Location’s transition during its acquisition by Entertainment One and continues to maintain the curation and execution of the overall employee experience for full-time and contract staff. Vanessa brings an imaginative approach to developing initiatives that encourage an environment where people are celebrated for their uniqueness and urged to be open, feel safe, and inspired to be creative. She enjoys organizing chaos and disrupting the organized.

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Jade Garrido
Communications and Culture Manager at Rose Rocket

As a People & Culture Professional, Jade develops people strategies to effectively scale team growth, while cultivating a vibrant and inclusive company culture. She maintains the happiness and well-being of teams by focusing on the big and small moments that make their workplace life positive, brighter, and more productive.

Jade Garrido
Communications and Culture Manager at Rose Rocket
Steph Brown
Director of Culture at Zymewire

Steph believes that every organization should have someone who's passionate about elevating the employee experience. Helping others find fulfilment and excitement in the work place has always been a natural extension of roles throughout her career. Now as Director of Culture for Zymewire, Steph is honoured to lead the company's overall people strategy in alignment with long-term business objectives.

Steph Brown
Director of Culture at Zymewire


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