Foosball leaderboards and sauna bus adventures, daily dance sessions and gaming tournaments, as well as Super-dogs and Mexican beaches!
It couldn’t possibly get any better, right?
Well, guess again.
Introducing Trippeo, a business travel and expense management app.
In April 2015, their team of seven moved out of the Dominion building to set up shop in historic 55 Water Street (along with yours truly).
And they did a pretty good job with it, too.
It’s no surprise either.
Adarsh Pallian, CEO, has a keen eye for design. Each employee that’s been hired has some background or familiarity with it. For he believes that separation from competitors can be achieved through superior product design.
And this place just oozes craft and creativity.
The culture that’s contained within these walls is just as carefully crafted, too.
As Alanna Rogers, Manager of Customer Success, explains, “How we’re building Trippeo’s culture has been very conscious and strategic, and we’ve rooted it in our underlying and mutually agreed upon vision, core values, and beliefs on how we’re going to accomplish what we’ve set out to do - together.”
This team vision is an integral aspect of their operations.
And how can you argue!
They go out for lunch once a month. They hold daily stand-ups so that everyone is aware of what each other is doing. They make sure that communication is crystal clear with Slack, a highly successful startup that recently expanded operations to Vancouver (*sniff* *sniff*...do I smell a potential office tour??).
Their office is wide open as well, with each desk facing inward to help encourage that lovely communal vibe.
They even have an office dog!
Who can’t help but stop and say hi to Georgie? Now that’s some fantastic team building right there
They also know how to let loose and keep things fun.
Adarsh is a big fan of escape rooms - where a group is placed in a room with minimal clues and have to solve their way out - which the Trippeo team has indulged in more than once. Furthermore, they’ve also taken their passion to the go-kart track to duke it out in a friendly competition.
And best of all?
They offer unlimited vacation days.
And here you were, thinking that the startup life couldn’t get any better...
Big thanks to Adarsh and the team at Trippeo for showing us around!
It's startups like you that make us proud to be one as well.