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  • It’s official: AI-powered legal research firm ROSS opens R&D lab in Toronto

    June 6, 2017 Every great tech startup has its hard luck origin story. Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak worked out of a garage. Mark Zuckerberg toiled on a Facebook predecessor in his Harvard dorm room – and was nearly expelled for his troubles. On Monday, the co-founders behind University of Toronto startup ROSS Intelligence, which ... Read more
  • U of T startup’s return to Toronto underscores city’s status as a global AI research hub

    June 1, 2017 Jimoh Ovbiagele, a co-founder of San Francisco-based ROSS Intelligence, proudly sports a “Home is Toronto” sticker on his laptop. It’s not some patriotic shout-out to his Canadian birthplace (he grew up in Texas), nor is it purely a nostalgic nod to his days studying computer science at the University of Toronto, ... Read more
  • U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab goes quantum

    May 26, 2017 The roughly 25 startups lucky enough to be accepted to a new quantum machine learning stream at a University of Toronto seed-stage accelerator program are about to become part of a very exclusive club. The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at U of T’s Rotman School of Management said Thursday that it will ... Read more
  • Creative Destruction Lab expands to Montreal, Calgary, and Halifax

    May 18, 2017 The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) has announced a cross-country expansion into three new regions: CDL-Rockies at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business; CDL-Montreal at HEC Montréal; and CDL-Atlantic at Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business in Halifax. The national expansion will add to the CDL’s existing programs at the ... Read more
  • Scaling up: U of T accelerator to undertake massive Canadian expansion

    May 18, 2017 The University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab, or CDL, seeks to scale science-based startups into giant, market-dominating companies. But, on Thursday, it was the accelerator itself that was preparing for massive growth. The CDL program, part of U of T’s Rotman School of Management, announced an ambitious cross-country expansion that will see new ... Read more
  • Creative Destruction Lab expands startup program nationally

    May 18, 2017 Please visit the Globe and Mail website to view the article. Read more
  • Could you create the next Minecraft, Mario Kart or Dota 2?

    May 17, 2017 If you’ve just been accepted into one of the world’s top-ranked departments of computer science and are looking for something a little different along your way to becoming the next Raquel Urtasun or Brendan Frey, check out the video above. In the video, Steve Engels – an associate professor, teaching stream ... Read more
  • Geek to chic: U of T startup reimagines stuffy white lab coats

    May 17, 2017 A new startup from the University of Toronto is bringing fashion into the lab. Created by U of T PhD students Liu Zhang and Ondrej Halgas and Alex Schmidt of Ryerson University, Modadoro is a fledgling fashion line that aims to make frumpy science garb yesterday’s fashion news. The startup and its ... Read more
  • U of T startups win prizes for products helping disabled, injured

    May 17, 2017 Watching an elderly loved one struggle with a disability is never easy. But while most of us simply grimace and soldier on, Mark Elias decided to do something about it. The co-founder of Steadiwear, a University of Toronto startup, developed a specially designed glove that stabilizes the hands of patients with ... Read more
  • Rise of the machines: U of T emerges as “ground zero” for the next wave of transformative technologies

    May 16, 2017 Some of the world’s biggest companies, from banks to carmakers, are poised to have their businesses transformed by new computing technologies – many of which are being developed at the University of Toronto. John Ruffolo, the CEO of OMERS Ventures, delivered the message to a packed room at the Department of Computer ... Read more