January 27, 2015 The U of T entrepreneurs working to improve your basketball game will soon take their own shot at a big investment: it seems the Onyx Motion team is set to appear on CBC’s Dragon’s Den spin-off, Next Gen Den.
Engineering alumni Marissa Wu and Vivek Kesarwani co-founded Onyx Motion as part of The Next 36. They recently signed on to be one ... Read more
January 27, 2015 When U of T spinoff Bionym announced its landmark partnership with RBC and MasterCard in November, we shared a few of our favourite clippings from all the media attention it gained. (Bionym news roundup: Nymi’s payment pilot with RBC covered by Washington Post, NBC, others)
Now, writer Sophie Milman explains how Bionym developed from fresh startup to major ... Read more
January 20, 2015 This series of workshops is presented by Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy in partnership with Rotman’s Health Care Management MBA Association (HMA) and University Health Network (UHN) Techna Institute and Technology Development and Commercialization Office.
These workshops will address the key strategic trends in the medical devices industry to aid ... Read more
January 16, 2015 The Startup Career Expo 2015 is coming to MaRS Discovery District on January 30, 2015, brought to you by the You’re Next Career Network.
Expos like this are a great opportunity for students to get exposed to the local startup scene, and for startups to meet with local talent from universities in ... Read more
January 16, 2015 Entrepreneur EXPO is a showcase of innovative ideas that have sprung from U of T Scarborough (UTSC) talent to inspire and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit on campus.All events will be held on January 29, 2015 between 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Instructional Centre.
The event is free and no pre-registration ... Read more
January 14, 2015 U of T students entered the 2015 IBM Watson Challenge with Ross, a virtual legal assistant. They travelled to IBM’s New York headquarters for the finals on Jan. 9, competing against teams from other schools for a prize of $100,000 in seed money for their startup app powered by Watson, ... Read more
January 13, 2015 Interface Biologics Inc. (IBI), an innovative developer of biomedical-polymer technologies which improve the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, is pleased to announce the completion of a Series B financing round led by DSM Venturing and existing investor, BDC Capital.
“We’re very pleased to have completed this Series B financing”, commented ... Read more
January 9, 2015 Happy New Year!
5 biggest entrepreneurship stories of 2014
We’re excited to see what lies ahead for startups that have come from U of T – and those that are yet to come. Here’s a look back at U of T’s 5 biggest entrepreneurship stories of 2014.
5 must-watch startups for 2015
A great ... Read more
December 12, 2014 UTEST, one of U of T’s accelerators, announced its third cohort of technology startups. The companies represent a really diverse product range and should be pretty exciting to watch:
FlatFab Inc. — 3D printing (designing 3D objects that print in 2D)
ICE3 Power Technologies Inc. — hardware (universal charger for portable devices)
Onyx ... Read more
December 11, 2014 Northern Biologics is a great example of the kind of exciting and innovative early-stage company we can build when world-class science comes together with entrepreneurial and seasoned venture capital investors.”
– Northern Biologics CEO Stefan Larson
A collaboration of Toronto-area academic and industry partners including Canadian biotechnology incubator, Blueline Bioscience with the ... Read more