Startup Showcase: Circus – Revolutionizing Entertainment Industry Workflows

Unleashing the Power Behind the Scenes.

Welcome to another exciting edition of’ Startup Showcase, where we bring you the most innovative companies making waves in the Canadian startup ecosystem. In this edition, we shine a spotlight on Circus, a Vancouver-based startup that is revolutionizing the entertainment industry. With their cutting-edge platform, Circus is transforming traditional paper-based workflows into streamlined digital processes, empowering studios behind the scenes like never before.

A Modern Twist on Ancient Methods

Circus emerged on the scene in 2021, breaking the mold by replacing outdated paper-based workflows with a sophisticated digital solution. Imagine bidding farewell to those archaic 40-page starter packs that have haunted the industry since the era of silent movies. Circus has turned this ancient method on its head by introducing a platform that simplifies team onboarding using a QR code. This innovation not only saves time and effort but also sets the stage for a greener, more sustainable future.

The Power of Innovation

Circus has cemented its position as a leader in innovation, providing studios with a powerful platform that enables seamless team onboarding, simplifies complex workflows, and facilitates approvals across multiple products and regions. By utilizing Circus, studios can effortlessly track time on any device, ensuring accurate payroll processing and reducing administrative burden. The result? A more efficient and streamlined entertainment industry, powered by advanced technology.

Transforming the Entertainment Landscape

Since its official launch in 2020, Circus has rapidly gained momentum, onboarded nearly 70% of the labor workforce in Canada, and partnered with over 600 productions. This remarkable achievement has not only propelled Circus to the forefront of the industry but also translated into significant environmental impact. By eliminating paper waste, Circus has already saved the entertainment industry over 10 tons of paper, contributing to a more sustainable future for our planet.


In the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, Circus is rewriting the rules of the entertainment industry. By leveraging the power of digital technology, this innovative startup is revolutionizing workflows, streamlining processes, and bringing sustainability to center stage. With Circus’ dedication to delivering exceptional products, studios can tell better stories and thrive in a rapidly evolving industry.


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