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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

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.

Founder institute Montréal, Medstack launch digital health startup fellowship

Founder Institute’s Montréal branch has partnered with MedStack to offer a digital health startup fellowship for organizations that are working on solutions to cure, prevent, and mitigate threats to health.

Genecis transforms wasted food into high-value materials

Food waste continues to be a major problem in North America. The latest studies show that inhabitants of the North American continent waste 168 million tonnes of food each year. Beyond the obvious fact that the thrown-out food could be put to better use by being consumed, the waste can also be used for renewable … Read More

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