June 23, 2015 A child-friendly handheld device that makes inanimate objects talk and sing is part of a University of Toronto startup’s strategy to improve vocabulary and communication skills for young children in impoverished communities.
“We wanted to create something that was play-based,” said U of T alumna Aisha Bukhari, a co-founder of Attollo ... Read more
June 18, 2015 Twitter has scooped up a machine-learning startup called Whetlab, launched by several alumni and a PhD student from the University of Toronto. Twitter announced the acquisition June 17, 2015.
June 9, 2015 Ever wish you could check your phone to see what events are going on around you? Ravi Ravindran has an app for that. Want a smart music player that is influenced by your environment and your friends? Kenneth Leung is part of a team working on it. Or what if ... Read more
June 8, 2015 Atomwise, an alumni startup harnessing artificial intelligence for drug discovery in diseases ranging from malaria to multiple sclerosis, has raised US$6 million in seed funding. The Wall Street Journal reports that investments came from a collection of science-focused venture capital firms, including Data Collective and AME Cloud. Atomwise also recently ... Read more
June 8, 2015 Watching a lung transplant at Toronto General Hospital five years ago, alumnus Geoff Frost noticed a problem: keeping lungs alive outside the body requires large, cumbersome machinery that monopolizes hospital space. “It takes up an entire operating room,” says Frost, an alumnus from both U of T’s Institute of Biomaterials ... Read more
June 8, 2015 Joel Meyerson takes education seriously – so seriously, in fact, that he’s launched two startups from his experiences in U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry to help others become dentists, too. “We have a mission,” says Meyerson, who graduates this spring, “to be a student service first and a business ... Read more
June 3, 2015 For the second consecutive year three graduates of MBA programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs. Gina Rizhanovsky, President & CEO of PCMusic, an on-demand music, video, and AV provider for businesses reached the ... Read more
May 25, 2015 Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry analysts from across the country gathered at the University of Toronto May 12 for the DemoCamp showcase hosted by Creative Destruction Lab. The event highlighted hard-earned insights from investors and entrepreneurs through 30 product demos, 12 startup pitches, insider tips from angel investor Haig Farris, ... Read more
May 12, 2015
Launching a startup that teaches kids to code by creating magic wands or bracelets may seem an unlikely career move for a PhD in classics – but for University of Toronto alumnus Christopher Wallace, it’s a perfect fit. Wallace recently translated his scholarly interest in social tumult from the ancient ... Read more
May 4, 2015 University of Toronto entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors showed off their startups at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery conference April 27 and 28 – making connections and sharing best practices for Toronto-based companies in the global economy. “It was a great opportunity to really see the full impact of U ... Read more