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PhenoTips is Named One of Canada’s Best Startup Employers

A team photograph of the PhenoTips team at their 2023 holiday party. Top row from left to right: Dr. Orion Buske, Joon Seo An, Krista Pace, Chris Jiang, Sebastian Stanisor, Sonakshi Bhattacharya, Jasjot Benipal, Alina Gvozdik, Dr. Pawel Buczkowicz, Namratha Prasad, Camillo Tullio, Anish Johnson, Joel Looyis. Bottom row for left to right: Michael Berger, Terry Bettencourt, Erica Peacock.

Toronto, Canada: PhenoTips is thrilled to announce the company’s recent recognition as one of 200 Best Canadian Startup Employers. Coinciding with its decade anniversary, the company is honoured by this achievement made possible by an outstanding team, a future-forward product, and support from the PhenoTips user community.

PhenoTips was selected as one of 200 best employers from 1,500 Canadian companies shortlisted for the award. The selected companies were evaluated based on employer reputation, employee satisfaction, and business growth. To determine the companies’ reputation as employers, the prestigious business magazine combed through social media posts, articles, and blogs, leveraging text analytics to determine the percentages of positive, negative, and neutral sentiments. Staff retention, online reviews, and employee offerings were assessed to determine employee satisfaction, while growth was determined by recruitment ads, staff numbers, and website traffic. Together, this data populated a scoring model that established PhenoTips as one of the top 200 Canadian startup employers.

“We are honoured by this recognition from such a respected voice in business journalism,” says PhenoTips’ Head of Human Resources Terry Bettencourt. “Nothing is more important to us as a company than creating a shared workspace that values the human beings behind each role and position. As PhenoTips continues to grow, we will continue building a community that rewards initiative, balance, collaboration, and respect where each individual feels connected to the goals of the whole.”

“PhenoTips delivers an incredible service to genomic medicine, one that would not be possible without the individuals who make up our talented and dedicated team,” says PhenoTips’ Chief Executive Officer Dr. Pawel Buczkowicz. “Since the company was formed 10 years ago, the people behind our software have been paramount to PhenoTips. By fostering employee growth, satisfaction, and engagement, we can co-create an environment that breeds the innovation and collaboration so imperative to our mission, vision, and software solutions.”

PhenoTips’ multifaceted team includes skilled individuals with backgrounds in bioinformatics, genetic counseling, computer science, computational biology, cancer genetics, business operations, solution architecture, and medical communications. PhenoTips brings in the brightest talent from across the country, creating a culture of unique perspectives united by a shared drive to bring better care to patients around the world.

As the company continues its exponential growth, PhenoTips will continue to foster an empathetic and compassionate work environment where both individuality and collective engagement are championed, empowering employees to help shape the company’s culture and future. Looking toward the next decade of advancements in genomic and precision medicine, PhenoTips is encouraged to continue fostering employee success and looks forward to sharing the results with the company’s partners and clients.

About PhenoTips: PhenoTips’ Genomic Health Record is the leading software solution for medical genetics. Founded in 2014 out of a research project at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto, PhenoTips’ software addresses the challenges commonly faced in medical genetics with a single solution, while preparing clinics for the proliferation of genetic testing into mainstream healthcare. PhenoTips’ solutions support multiple Canadian provincial health authorities, UK NHS Trusts, leading hospitals in the USA, and genetics industry leaders. Learn more about PhenoTips at