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"One example" does not make something notable. As stated, I don't feel this would pass at AfD, but I could be wrong. As such, I will leave it for another reviewer. CNMall41 (talk) 18:50, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

7shifts Inc.
IndustryRestaurant management, Employee scheduling software[1]
Founder(s)Jordan Boesch[2]

7shifts (est. in 2013) is a Canadian software company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with offices in Toronto and Hoboken, New Jersey. It is known for developing “7shifts” mobile app and web-based employee scheduling application for the restaurant industry.


7shifts was founded in 2013 in Regina, Saskatchewan by Jordan Boesch.[3] He conceptualized the idea of a restaurant management app in 2007 while working for his father at a Regina Quiznos location.[4] Boesch learned how to code to build a prototype app and moved to San Francisco when his project was accepted into Boost VC, a tech accelerator.[5][6] Having raised some venture capital, Boesch returned to Canada.[5][2]

The frim opened its first office in Regina, Saskatchewan in August 2015, but in November the same year decided to move its headquarters to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.[7][4] Later in January 2016, it opened a second office in Toronto.[8]

In Autumn 2016, the company won the national Startup Canada Award for high-growth entrepreneurship.[9] At that time it had 17 employees and its app was used by 1,600 businesses across Canada, the US and globally.[9] In 2019, the firm was included for the first time into The Globe and Mail’s “Canada's top growing companies” rating, it appeared in 2020 rating as well.[10][11]

In January 2020, the firm opened its first US office in Hoboken, New Jersey.[citation needed] In April the same year, 7shifts had to temporarily lay off 40 employees as a reaction to COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent slow-down in the restaurant industry.[12]

Funding and financials[edit]

The firm had several rounds of funding, raising $1.2 million in May 2016,[13] C$4.3 million ($3.5 million) in August 2017,[14][15] $10 million in January 2019,[2] and $6 million in October 2019.[16] In July 2019, it received C$3 million in federal funding through the Western Innovation Initiative, a Western Economic Diversification Canada program.[17]


7shifts is a scheduling software that helps managers to schedule restaurant staff, while the staff themselves can view assigned shifts, trade them, and communicate with one another.[15][18] It uses artificial intelligence to predict staffing needs based on various factors, such as historical sales or weather.[2][19]

7shifts is a freemium software with a free option limited to one location with no more than 10 employees.[20] As of March 2021, the software was available as a mobile app for iOS and Android as well as a web-based application.[21][22] It had built-in integrations with POS systems such as Square, Toast and TouchBistro and was available in English, French and Spanish.[23][24] Its main competitors were HotSchedules, When I Work, and Homebase.[21][23]


  1. {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 O’Kane, Josh (2019-01-23). "Saskatoon restaurant scheduling company 7shifts raises $10-million in financing". https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-saskatoon-restaurant-scheduling-company-7shifts-raises-10-million-in/.Template:Subscription
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  4. 4.0 4.1 Melnychuk, Mark (2016-02-04). "Regina tech startup 7Shifts' revenue grew 300% in 2015, headquarters moves to Saskatoon". https://leaderpost.com/technology/tech-biz/regina-tech-startup-7shifts-revenue-grew-300-in-2015-headquarters-moves-to-saskatoon.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Weikle, Brandie (2019-09-22). "Here are some small towns and cities where you can get a well-paying tech job". CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/small-town-tech-1.5288205.
  6. Empson, Rip (2014-03-26). "Three Classes In, Boost.vc Is Raising A New Fund With Plans To Incubate 100 Bitcoin Startups By 2016". https://techcrunch.com/2014/03/26/three-classes-in-boost-vc-is-raising-a-new-fund-with-plans-to-incubate-100-bitcoin-startups-by-2016/.
  7. "7Shifts launches office in Saskatoon". 2015-08-05. https://thestarphoenix.com/business/7shifts-launches-office-in-saskatoon.
  8. "Saskatoon tech company makes waves in restaurant world". CBC News. 2016-01-28. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatoon-tech-company-7shifts-1.3424075.
  9. 9.0 9.1 MacPherson, Alex (2016-09-01). "Saskatoon tech startup wins rapid growth award". https://thestarphoenix.com/business/local-business/saskatoon-tech-startup-wins-rapid-growth-award.
  10. "Canada's top growing companies: 2019". 2019-09-27. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/rob-magazine/article-canadas-top-growing-companies/.
  11. "Canada's top growing companies: 2020". 2020-09-25. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/rob-magazine/top-growing-companies/article-canadas-top-growing-companies-2020/.
  12. Melnychuk, Mark (2020-04-03). "Sask.'s growing tech sector also caught in the financial storm of COVID-19". https://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/sask-s-growing-tech-sector-also-caught-in-the-financial-storm-of-covid-19.
  13. "Funding Snapshot: Scheduling Software Maker 7shifts Raises $1.2M". 2016-05-26. https://www.wsj.com/articles/funding-snapshot-scheduling-software-maker-7shifts-raises-1-2m-1464260401.
  14. MacPherson, Alex (2017-08-30). "7Shifts lands major investment as tech sector pushes for expanded computer science programs". https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/7shifts-lands-major-investment-as-tech-sector-pushes-for-expanded-computer-science-programs.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Kerslake, Danny (2017-08-30). "Saskatoon tech firm lands $4.3M boost from American investor". CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatoon-7shifts-us-investment-1.4268845.
  16. Kirkwood, Isabelle (2019-10-01). "Saskatoon-based 7shifts raises additional $7.9 million CAD for Series A". https://betakit.com/saskatoon-based-7shifts-raises-additional-7-9-million-cad-for-series-a/.
  17. James, Thia (2019-07-27). "Feds announce $21M in funding for 17 Saskatchewan projects". https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/feds-announce-21m-in-funding-for-17-saskatchewan-projects.
  18. "Sask. tech company secures big investment for scheduling software". CTV News. 2019-01-27. https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/sask-tech-company-secures-big-investment-for-scheduling-software-1.4271345.
  19. "Sask. tech company using AI for restaurant scheduling". CJME. February 3, 2019. https://www.cjme.com/2019/02/03/sask-tech-company-using-ai-for-restaurant-scheduling-2/.
  20. Anderson, Kelsie (2020-08-29). "7shifts Review". The Motley Fool. https://www.fool.com/the-blueprint/7shifts-review/.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "7shifts". 2021-03-20. https://www.capterra.ca/software/123038/7shifts-restaurant-scheduling.
  22. "7shifts Software". 2021-03-27. https://www.softwareadvice.com/hr/7shifts-profile/.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Elliott, Jessica (2020-11-25). "Best Employee Scheduling Software". https://www.investopedia.com/best-employee-scheduling-software-5081541.
  24. "7shifts". 2021-03-20. https://www.g2.com/products/7shifts/.

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