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  • Canada Next: MaRS CEO on the future for startups

    February 2, 2016 Canada is good at creating startup companies but not enough of them are high-growth enterprises, the so-called gazelles of the industry, says Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of the MaRS Discovery District. But the good news, she says, is that U of T is increasingly a “driving force”  for startups, helping them not ... Read more
  • Canada’s largest startup career expo at MaRS

    January 26, 2016 The vibrant startup community in and around the University of Toronto is continuing to grow and now it needs what all successful companies need – great people. You’re Next Career Network’s (YNCN) Startup Career Expo is designed to give job-hunting students a glimpse into the world of startups. Read more
  • ConferenceCloud: Siblings bring conferences to entrepreneurs

    January 26, 2016 For brother and sister Olivia and John-Alan Simmons, juggling an undergraduate education and running a business is par for the course. As products of an entrepreneurial home, the Simmons siblings say they have an inherent understanding of the hard work, dedication and support that it takes for a business to succeed. So ... Read more
  • Diagnosing malaria: U of T startup developing “practical, fast and affordable solution”

    January 25, 2016 Malaria is among the leading causes of death in many developing countries, but detecting the disease is an uncertain art, prone to human error. A new student-led start-up at U of T aims to take the guesswork out of detecting malaria with smartphone lens attachments and image-recognition software. Faculty of ... Read more
  • Four startups from The Entrepreneurship Hatchery receive SmartStart funding

    January 18, 2016 Four startups from The Entrepreneurship Hatchery have received a total of $180,000 from theOntario Centres of Excellence’s SmartStart Seed Fund. The funding will help the young companies, all of which also won prizes at the Hatchery’s Demo Day last fall, take the next steps in bringing their innovative products to ... Read more
  • U of T startup uses anti-inflammatory coating to ensure your body won’t reject medical implants

    January 8, 2016 From screws and plates for broken bones to metal hips and dental implants, every day thousands of people undergo surgeries to implant medical devices in the body. But sometimes their immune systems respond by attacking these foreign objects. Read more
  • Machine learning and the market for intelligence: heavyweights of the AI world gather at U of T

    December 16, 2015 Consider this: Artificial Intelligence is much more advanced than people realize. Or, maybe not. Professor  Ajay Agrawal posed both theories in his welcome to a sold-out conference at the University of Toronto on Dec. 15. More than 20 people spoke at the event, entitled Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence. And there were divergent ... Read more
  • Beat the holiday shopping blues with U of T creativity

    December 15, 2015 The holiday season is upon us, and while for some it’s the most wonderful time of year, for others it’s a rush to find the perfect gift on a dwindling deadline. Have no fear – the University of Toronto’s entrepreneurs have been at work crafting products that might be just the ... Read more
  • QTemp: A weather station you can wear

    December 15, 2015 Living in Canada means living with unpredictable weather. Neda Ghazi and Alireza Monam, Co-Founders of U of T startup Comfable, have made it their goal to help people lead healthier and more comfortable lives with their flagship product: QTemp. QTemp is the next generation of smart wearable weather stations. The compact ... Read more
  • Google Demo Day for women gives top prize to Bridgit startup

    December 10, 2015 Bridgit – a communications app for construction workers – is the winner of the first ever women’s edition of Google’s Demo Day for entrepreneurs. Out of more than 450 applications from 40 countries, Bridgit was selected as one of just 11 startup teams to pitch at the event, held at Google’s headquarters ... Read more