About Us

Our journey started as a team of concerned citizens in Toronto who saw a huge potential to reduce and divert waste from high-rise residential buildings through sharing resources. We identified the need to be introduced and connected to your community in an increasingly isolated world by providing an online platform. We presented our idea at the 2018 Elevate Hackathon as a part of the Connected Communities stream. Our team won first place out of a group of 600 participants and 78 teams. The City of Toronto was a sponsor of the hackathon. Creating ‘Trusted Spaces’ online was a notion developed by our love for fostering new connections. We realized the need for an online platform for communities to network seamlessly. Based on our winning hackathon idea ,we were inspired to develop the platform for use by Canadians who are looking to grow their network. 

Shabs Badsha

Frida Dewas

Shabs is a tech enthusiast with over 15 years of experience working with organizations such as Lehman group, Barclays Capital, Citigroup to deliver robust IT solutions.

He also enjoys spending time designing start-ups and developing prototypes with over 3 years of experience as a Tech Architect, leading the innovation department for startups.

Frida is the Co-founder of TrustD.space. She leads the Customer success department, working closely with our clients.

She has more than 5 years of experience with customer success in the hospitality field.

TrustD's journey

Creating ‘Trusted Spaces’ online was a notion developed by Shabs’ and Frida’s love for fostering new connections. They realized the need for an online platform for communities to network seamlessly. This concept was further validated when Shabs and his team won the Elevate hackathon (2019) for this very idea.

Achievements

2018
Elevate win
2019
Digital for Good with TNO
2019
Betakit
2020
Beta with SJT April 2020
2020
Participated in MVP to Market program from RIC Centre
2020
Pilot with GBC August 2020
2020
Participated in Scale without Borders
2020
Participated in Beyond Boundaries Haltech
2020
Pilot with Halton SBEC and Haltech – DMS

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