Why U of T biotech entrepreneur David He made MIT’s Innovators Under 35 list

The MIT Technology Review explains Quanttus’ core as a “watch-like gadget” that “gives a more direct view of the heart’s mechanical performance than an ECG can, capturing the strength and timing of a person’s heartbeats.” (Read the Technology Review feature)

“This could be the first time that we have gained access to an unprecedented amount of continuous vital signs data in real-life settings. These data may lead to new discoveries about our heart and how our lifestyles affect our body,” said He. “Our long-term vision is that unforeseen and preventable health events will be a thing of the past.”

Read more about how U of T helped David He on his path to entrepreneurship in this feature on U of T News.

BDC Capital Partners With Creative Destruction Lab, Aims To Reach $1 Billion In Equity Value

Creative Destruction Lab, an elite startup accelerator at the University of Toronto, will receive a major boost over the next three years as it teams up with influential crown corporation BDC Capital, a leading investor in emerging business in Canada.

U of T News: Business Development Bank of Canada partners with U of T startup accelerator, Creative Destruction Lab

Betakit: BDC Capital Partners With Creative Destruction Lab, Aims To Reach $1 Billion In Equity Value 

Globe and Mail: Business Development Bank teams with U of T to fund startups


In the news week of Aug 18: ScienceScape, OTI Lumionics, Nanoleaf, Figure1, Snip.ly

– ScienceScape profiled on U of T News: ScienceScape startup founded by U of T student helps researchers track findings

– Snip.ly co-founder Mike Cheng took entrepreneurship courses at U of T’s School of Continuing Studies. His startup’s dramatic turnaround was featured in the Globe and Mail: After generating $12 in revenue, startup faced a difficult decision

– Creative Destruction Lab-accelerated OTI Lumionics, Engineering alumni startup Nanoleaf, featured in U of T News feature on lighting innovations: U of T’s entrepreneurs shine light on energy efficiency, reducing pollution and improving sleep

– Alumni startup Figure1 raises $4-million from Union Square Ventures: TORONTO’S FIGURE1 MEDICAL IMAGERY APP RAISES $4 MILLION FROM UNION SQUARE VENTURES