The vibrant startup community in and around the University of Toronto is continuing to grow and now it needs what all successful companies need – great people.
You’re Next Career Network’s (YNCN) Startup Career Expo is designed to give job-hunting students a glimpse into the world of startups.
For brother and sister Olivia and John-Alan Simmons, juggling an undergraduate education and running a business is par for the course.
As products of an entrepreneurial home, the Simmons siblings say they have an inherent understanding of the hard work, dedication and support that it takes for a business to succeed. So when it came time for them to go to university, they didn’t opt for traditional part-time jobs.
Malaria is among the leading causes of death in many developing countries, but detecting the disease is an uncertain art, prone to human error. A new student-led start-up at U of T aims to take the guesswork out of detecting malaria with smartphone lens attachments and image-recognition software. Faculty of Medicine writer Carolyn Morris caught up with one of the co-founders, Fatema Chowdhury, to find out more about the endeavor.
Four startups from The Entrepreneurship Hatchery have received a total of $180,000 from theOntario Centres of Excellence’s SmartStart Seed Fund. The funding will help the young companies, all of which also won prizes at the Hatchery’s Demo Day last fall, take the next steps in bringing their innovative products to market.
From screws and plates for broken bones to metal hips and dental implants, every day thousands of people undergo surgeries to implant medical devices in the body.
But sometimes their immune systems respond by attacking these foreign objects.