February 16, 2018 A massive Canadian insurer is investing money to help tech entrepreneurs reach their goals.
Great-West Life has announced that they are contributing $300,000 over three years to the Toronto location of the Creative Destruction Lab. The lab is located at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and works like ... Read more
February 15, 2018 Great-West Life announced today that it is contributing $300,000 over three years to the Creative Destruction Lab – Toronto to help technology entrepreneurs take their ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace.
The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), located at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, works with technology ... Read more
February 15, 2018 With dementia affecting more than half a million Canadians, many of us have seen its impact firsthand in a parent, a relative or a friend. I definitely have – and wrote recently about my experience in this article. Thus, when I say it’s perfectly natural to feel bleak when someone ... Read more
February 13, 2018 A University of Toronto startup that uses nanotechnology to help surgeons identify and remove cancerous tumours has closed a $2.3 million round of financing – money that will be used to pay for a Phase 1 clinical trial.
The seed funding for Nanovista, which has developed a nanoparticle imaging agent, is being ... Read more
February 13, 2018 Riya Karumanchi is making a meaningful impact on the visually impaired community through her high-tech assistive device, SmartCane. This integration of a typical walking cane with high-tech sensory adaptations including GPS navigation, light and wetness sensors, location tracking, panic buttons, and audio assistance.
Riya explains, “the reason that we chose to ... Read more
February 12, 2018 At the Winter Olympic Games, Canadian athletes have already started to reach the podium, and they are expected to break records and win golds many more times in the coming days (at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Canada finished with 10 gold medals, trailing only Russia and Norway). But while the Olympics ... Read more
February 12, 2018 National Bank announced today that it is joining CDL-Montreal as a founding partner. In so doing, it joins forces with Bank of Montreal (BMO), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and CDPQ, which have been supporting the CDL since autumn. This first world-class support program for startup companies in Montréal now ... Read more
February 8, 2018 Canadian Olympians in South Korea have a secret weapon: special glasses meant to help them sleep and perform better. They were developed at the University of Toronto. U of T master’s student Amol Rao tells Stella Acquisto how they work.
February 7, 2018 Braze Mobility uses sensors to help motorized wheelchair users avoid collisions with the obstacles that surround them. Now, with its latest product, Braze hopes to one day help eliminate the obstacles themselves.
Pooja Viswanathan, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto and the CEO and co-founder of Braze, says she’s hoping ... Read more
February 6, 2018 It’s no secret: minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) are on the rise. The tools used during these advanced scope-based procedures provide little tactile feedback that surgeons used to experience in open surgeries. Working at a distance means it is hard to gauge the force being applied to tissues. The founders at ... Read more