• $20M opens high performance computing consortium to new research areas

    April 28, 2015 A $20 million investment from the federal government will enable the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) consortium to add new areas of focus – such as advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity – to its research projects. U of T is a founding member of SOSCIP, created in 2012 to ... Read more
  • Why did U of T name its entrepreneurship hub after Banting and Best?

    April 27, 2015 They saved lives here at home and around the world and they launched the first cohort of entrepreneurs at the University of Toronto – in 1923. “Banting wasn’t an entrepreneur. Best wasn’t an entrepreneur. But the emergence of insulin really was an example of entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto,” ... Read more
  • Alumni startup Nanoleaf creating green jobs in Toronto, China

    April 22, 2015 It started with a viral campaign for the world’s most energy-efficient light bulb in 2013. Now, international media are also calling Nanoleaf a “green job” leader. Founded by University of Toronto engineering alumni Gimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger and Christian Yan, the company has grown from its days as a crowdfunded ... Read more
  • UTEST program open for applications until May 8, 2015

    April 7, 2015 Applications Now Open for University of Toronto Early Stage Technology Program UTEST (University of Toronto Early Stage Technology) is seeking dynamic teams and technology-based companies to join the existing UTEST portfolio of 16 companies which have already raised a combined $8M in follow-on investment, with one acquisition. The UTEST Program is part ... Read more
  • Call for Applications – DemoCamp 2015

    March 31, 2015 DemoCamp 2015 May 12, 2015, 1:30-5:00pm Desautels Hall, 2nd Floor, South Building Rotman School of Management 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON Canada What are you working on? Show us at DemoCamp 2015! The Creative Destruction Lab is offering startups and researchers the opportunity to present and exhibit at DemoCampToronto 2015. It’s an excellent venue to practice your ... Read more
  • Atomwise joins Y Combinator program

    March 18, 2015 “Here I am just sitting in this house and I’m able to predict a cure to measles,” says Atomwise co-founder Alex Levy in a recent interview. The University of Toronto startup is using advanced machine learning algorithms to discover new effective medicines against diseases such as ebola, malaria, and others. This ... Read more
  • teaBOT: doing business one cup at a time

    March 11, 2015 Safina Allidina thought she was headed for a career in healthcare management, but a cup of tea changed her mind. The U of T Mississauga alumna planned to combine her interest in life sciences with her passion for business, but while completing her Masters of Management of Innovation, Allidina got ... Read more
  • U of T startups on’s 8 Canadian Startups to Watch in 2015

    March 5, 2015 reviewed Canada’s fastest growing startups and recently released their list of 8 Canadian Startups to Watch in 2015. It’s an interesting and diverse group of companies – and at the top of the list are a few with U of T connections: Whirlscape, co-founded by U of T alumni and based on a U ... Read more
  • I-CUBE, on-campus accelerator for student entrepreneurs, officially opens at UTM

    February 13, 2015 I-CUBE, a new accelerator designed to help student entrepreneurs take a new product or process to market, opened today at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The accelerator, housed within the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) in the Innovation Complex, was established with $110,000 of U of T’s $3 million in ... Read more
  • Meet startup founder Andrew Peek, speaking at tomorrow’s UTSC entrepreneurship expo

    January 28, 2015 Entrepreneur and UTSC alumnus Andrew Peek has already accomplished much in his young career. Along with two other UTSC alumni, Peek co-founded Jet Cooper, one of Canada’s top software design companies. He also founded Pilot, an idea collaboration software company that was acquired along with Jet Cooper by Shopify in ... Read more