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  • AI and automation in the arts

    March 8, 2018 Adam Hammond of English and Music’s Catherine Moore discuss AI’s influence on the arts, mentioning DCSIL’s AI and music program. (TVO: The Agenda – Part 1) (TVO: The Agenda – Part 2) (TVO: The Agenda – Part 3) (TVO: The Agenda – Part 4)  Read more
  • Five U of T startups to watch

    March 8, 2018 Entrepreneurship@UofT Week featured 70 startups. STEFAN KOLLENBERG/THE VARSITY Entrepreneurship Week took place last week at the MaRS Discovery District and showcased the thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem at U of T. Attendees were treated to the Startup Showcase, which highlighted emerging companies; a talk by Arlene Dickinson of Dragons’ Den; and the RBC ... Read more
  • SF tech startup Atomwise gets $45M for AI-powered drug design software

    March 7, 2018 A Silicon Valley software company that’s using artificial intelligence to take the guess work out of structure-based drug design is trotting out a sizable Series A round this morning. The deal includes investors that run the gamut, from tech to biopharma to agrochemicals. The company is called Atomwise, and it’s hauling ... Read more
  • Atomwise Raises $45M To Grow AI-Driven Drug Discovery Business

    March 7, 2018 Atomwise, a San Francisco startup that’s using artificial intelligence to hunt for compounds that could make effective new drugs, announced today that it raised a $45 million Series A round. The small company, founded in 2012, mines the accumulated data about biochemical interactions to search for molecules with the properties needed ... Read more
  • Atomwise, which uses AI to improve drug discovery, raises $45M Series A

    March 7, 2018 Atomwise, which uses deep learning to shorten the process of discovering new drugs, has raised a $45 million Series A. The round was led by Monsanto Growth Ventures, Data Collective (DCVC) and B Capital Group. Baidu Ventures, Tencent and Dolby Family Ventures, which are all new investors in Atomwise, ... Read more
  • Dance app developed at U of T takes some big steps

    March 7, 2018 StageKeep, an app created by two University of Toronto alumni that helps choreographers map out their routines, is making some big moves in the dance world. Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment has expressed interest in using the app for its Raptors Dance Pak after it was recently used by a dance school for ... Read more
  • Opportunity knocks for Faculty of Information grad with new start-up

    March 7, 2018 Up until his last term at the Faculty of Information, Faisal Ahmed worked part-time developing software for a financial analytics company. His current business partners were in men’s bespoke tailoring. Then, the three unabashed serial entrepreneurs did what serial entrepreneurs do. They spotted an opportunity in the booming video interview ... Read more
  • U of T startups draw on research, ingenuity at Entrepreneurship Week pitch competition

    March 2, 2018 The first mass-produced electric wheelchair hit the market in the mid-1950s – invented by University of Toronto engineering alumnus George Klein to help veterans returning from the war. Now, more than 60 years later, U of T post-doctoral researcher Pooja Viswanathan is taking the baton by trying to make motorized wheelchairs ... Read more
  • ‘The only thing stopping you from huge success is you,’ Dickinson tells entrepreneurs at U of T event

    March 1, 2018 More than 50 startup companies with connections to the University of Toronto were on display today at the MaRS Discovery District – and entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson had a pointed message for their founders and employees. “The only thing stopping you from huge success is you,” Dickinson told a ... Read more
  • U of T Entrepreneurship Week: 10 startups to watch

    February 28, 2018 As a leading research institution with nine accelerators, it should come as no surprise the University of Toronto is a hotbed of startup activity. Over the past five years, more than 150 companies have been created. In total, they’ve generated more than $500 million in investment. So, with Entrepreneurship Week under way, ... Read more