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Two years after acquisition of Hubdoc, Xero names Toronto its North American tech hub

New Zealand-domiciled small business accounting platform Xero has named its existing Toronto office as the company’s North American hub for product development and technology innovation.

Take a look at the future job market through the lens of Project ANT

Ever since the outbreak of Covid-19, the global job market has undergone tremendous change. Many employees were laid off as a result. Those who were lucky enough to keep their jobs had to adopt remote working style. Students and recent graduates seem to be very concerned and pessimistic about the current situation in the job … Read More

Orangeville, Ont., using smart cameras to deal with crowds

ORANGEVILLE, ONT. — Ever since physical distancing became the new norm, many municipalities have struggled to deal with overcrowding. But in Orangeville, town officials have a unique way to deal with the issue.

Quantum startup Qoherent wins $100,000 investment prize at 10th-Annual Startupfest

Startupfest has announced the winners of several pitch competitions and awards at its 10th-annual festival, which was held both in-person and virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Electric scooter pilot set to roll in Ottawa

The City is pleased to announce that three operators – Bird Canada, Lime, and Roll – are bringing up to 600 shared e-scooters to the City’s multi-use pathways, bike lanes and streets. E-scooters are a form of mobility that supports physical distancing and reduces car trips on our streets and crowding on transit.

U of T spin-off Empirica Therapeutics acquired by U.S. firm

Empirica Therapeutics, a startup co-founded by Donnelly Centre investigator Jason Moffat has been acquired by Century Therapeutics, a U.S. based company developing off-the-shelf cell therapy products for cancer.

At the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, OISE student made more than 1,000 masks

Fernanda Yanchapaxi has lost so much. Family members in her homeland Ecuador had died due to COVID-19 or in the midst of the pandemic. “When my grandmother died early in the pandemic, I wasn’t able to travel, and go home, and be with my family to support them and grieve with them” said Yanchapaxi, who … Read More

Amber Molecular Inc., a U of T Engineering startup, secures $5M Series A investment

U of T Engineering startup, Amber Molecular Inc., recently closed their $5 million Series A fundraising round, led by Silicon Valley based Phoenix Venture Partners LLC.

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.

This blood test is 100% accurate in identifying a hard-to-diagnose cardiac disease

Brugada syndrome, discovered in 1992 by Spanish cardiologists and brothers Pedro and Joseph Brugada, is an inherited disease that causes irregular heartbeats. Though it is rare, estimated to affect about 18,000 Canadians, its first sign is often that someone has died from it. This is a tragic outcome, since monitoring symptoms and selectively using defibrillators … Read More