December 8, 2014 A team of five students from U of T took the winning prize at SportsHack on November 16, 2014, a competition to develop wearable sports technology. The winning concept from Team Raisins: the Player Tracking System, an app that tracks player locations on a sports field, and displays the data as ... Read more
November 21, 2014 Royal Bank recently announced a pilot project with U of T spinoff Bionym to launch in the new year: their biometric wearable, the Nymi wristband, will be tested for use with payments.
The news was picked up by outlets in Canada, the U.S. and beyond. Here’s a roundup of just a ... Read more
November 21, 2014 Congratulations to alumni startup Figure 1 on two pieces of recent news!
The company provides free, safe photo-sharing for health professionals on iOS and Android, enabling doctors and other healthcare providers to share and learn from specific cases while preserving patient privacy.
Figure 1 recently announced in a blog post that they’re set to run an experiment ... Read more
November 15, 2014 The U of T connections abounded at FITC’s recent one-day event on wearables, held November 13 in Toronto.
Karl Martin from Bionym (a U of T spinoff that developed with help from the Creative Destruction Lab and other U of T supports), and Steve Mann (a computer engineering professor also known as ‘the ... Read more
November 11, 2014 Want to learn more about the companies, entrepreneurs and investors active in U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab through 2014? They recently released a publication including details on the lab’s equity value creation, company profiles, some very cool infographics and more.
Read the year-in-review document here…
November 6, 2014 Mashable recently featured the timely efforts of a U of T startup called Chematria, as the company applies its artificial intelligence technology in search of treatments for Ebola.
Chematria says the technology can predict effectiveness of new medicines 150 times faster than current methods. It’s already been used in relation to malaria, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, and other diseases.
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November 5, 2014 Five of the companies developing with support from the Impact Centre were recently featured in a series of videos on U of T News. Below are just a few of the many entrepreneurs accessing U of T’s mentorship and supports for research-based startups.
October 27, 2014 The ongoing achievements of one of U of T’s leading entrepreneurs – influential both as a startup founder and as an entrepreneurship mentor – were recently featured in the Globe and Mail’s ‘Risk Takers’ series.
Read more about Cynthia Goh in the Globe and Mail feature…
October 20, 2014 From U of T News:
Last year, six University of Toronto teams made it to the regional finals of the Hult Prize– an annual competition where teams of university students develop innovative ideas to solve the world’s biggest social problems, such as non-communicable diseases and malnutrition.
Those regional finals took place in ... Read more