Rasha Khawaja, founder and CEO of Toucan, the one-stop shop for entrepreneurs, shares some favourite sites.

Rasha Khawaja is the founder and CEO of Toucan, the online platform which directly connects start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs to industry leaders who can help them achieve business success. Part of the respected business family known for their professional and philanthropic achievements, Rasha’s own entrepreneurial spirit and acute instinct culminated in the creation of Toucan when she spotted a gap in the market for a way to practically help all entrepreneurs with their ideas and connect them to business luminaries.

On 14th and 15th January 2016 Toucan’s inaugural conference, The Nest, will take place at The Rosewood Hotel, an event for start-ups and businesses in London. The Nest provides a one-stop-shop for those starting up their own firms and in need of expert advice. The two-day event will include keynote speakers and panels with some of the best in the business. This includes, amongst others, Marcus Wareing, Brendan Barns, Richard Reed, Rupert Hambro and Jamie West. Tickets are now available for sale at Toucan.


Deliveroo – I love that I can order food for the team at a click of a button. Takes lunch breaks to a whole new level. However, the extensive list of inspiring healthy food means that the decision making process of what to order does take some time!

Amazon – Very easy to navigate the site which means that I don’t waste too much time on it. I also love that delivery is now under an hour.

Time.Inc – Features an incredible range of stories from around the world that always keeps me up to date on current affairs as well as trends. Many of my mentors live or work abroad so it keeps me in check.

TED Talks – They always keep me energised and enlightened when I am commuting from the office. Each speaker has a different manner and accomplishes the same goal of captivating the audience.

Crowdfunding.com – Makes me feel very passionate about working in the start-up field. It’s so uplifting and interesting to see ambitious people, of all ages and walks of life, pitching for support. Even greater when you see how many people give and want to believe in ideas, much like what a mentor is to an entrepreneur but in a different capacity.

Favourite app... Hailo - I love to support black cabs in London and it gets me from A to B seamlessly. A remarkable example of disruptive technology.

6 January 2016