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Collision from Home: U of T Entrepreneurship’s new director Jon French on startups in the age of COVID-19

Collision from Home, as its been dubbed, will also be Jon French’s first time at the event as director of U of T Entrepreneurship – the umbrella organization for the incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurship programs spread across U of T’s three campuses — a role he took over on May 19.

Startup shifts focus from marketing lights to sourcing PPE for front-liners

Three months ago, Paul Austin-Menear knew absolutely nothing about viruses or pandemics or hospitals or the importance of personal protective equipment. As director of digital strategy at Nanoleaf, he spent his workdays leading e-commerce initiatives — promoting and selling the startup’s line of smart LED lights.

2,500 shared electric scooters will be available in Calgary starting next week

Roll, a Toronto-based company, launched its Calgary operation in late May, offering dockless, shared electric scooters similar to Lime and Bird.

‘It’s our turn to be there for them’: U of T Scarborough joins effort to support local restaurants

The University of Toronto Scarborough is working with Centennial College and local councillor Jennifer McKelvie to support small businesses in the community during the pandemic – and help put them on Toronto’s culinary map.

Scarborough university project now full-fledged business

What started as a contest entry by two Scarborough students turned into a real business delivering groceries and supplies to ward off COVID-19. Mohammed Rayed Wasif and Frank Chen thought up Sumer, their new company, last fall for The Hub, an incubator for entrepreneurs at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).

ICUBE celebrates Pride with a new pitch competition

U of T Mississauga’s ICUBE, Positive Space and U of T Entrepreneurship are teaming up to celebrate Pride with the university’s first competition dedicated to LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

Roll introduces E-scooters in Calgary

In late-May, Roll launched electric scooters onto the streets of Calgary, Alberta. As our second Canadian presence, we are honoured to work with the Calgary community to provide a safe and reliable transportation option during the COVID-19 crisis.

ICUBE startup pivots during the Covid-19 pandemic

CivicsEngine is a non-partisan company that works with campaigns, election officials and other types of political entities to create Civic Engagement Opportunities, which are volunteer, internships and job positions geared towards high school and university students. According to the founder of CivicsEngine, Michael Goldman Brown Jr, the start-up builds more meaningful internship structures by not … Read More

U of T startup connects health providers to donations of critical supplies

A startup from the University of Toronto Scarborough is helping hospitals and health service providers find critical supplies after its original business plan was put on hold due to COVID-19.

Social distancing on Toronto sidewalks can be tricky — Here’s a new navigation app that can help

Staying home, leaving your house only for work or essentials, hanging out with friends over video chats and washing your hands 27 times a day. But today is your big day, your’re finally going for that grocery run. You put on your best outfit, grab the homemade mask and off you go.