• Joint Impact Centre and Cut Coffee Project Combines the Art and Science of Coffee Roasting

    November 22, 2017 The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto is launching a new research project with Cut Coffee Inc. to connect the science of chemistry with the art of coffee roasting. A company dedicated to sourcing and roasting the highest quality coffee, Cut Coffee’s unique analytical approach produces exceptional and delicious flavours in the cup. Consistently ... Read more
  • Move fast and break things? Not when you’re building a health-care startup: U of T entrepreneur

    November 22, 2017 When it comes to the heavily regulated medical space, Robert Brooks says entrepreneurs should steer clear of the launch-it-now-fix-it-later approach favoured by the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world. “The Silicon Valley idea of ‘move fast and break things’ doesn’t work well in health care,” says the University of Toronto engineering alumnus and CEO ... Read more
  • New U of T FinHub part of effort to make Toronto a ‘world leader in financial innovation’

    November 21, 2017 The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is getting into the technology game. The business school today launched the Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics, or FinHub, in an effort to spur financial innovation and entrepreneurship using potentially disruptive technologies like machine learning and blockchain. In addition to creating new classes for ... Read more
  • Mayor’s NYC trade mission a ‘powerful’ showcase of Toronto’s tech boom: U of T alumna and entrepreneur

    November 20, 2017 The television show 30 Rock once joked Toronto is “just like New York but without all the stuff.” But the same can’t easily be said when comparing the two cities’ startup scenes. At least, that was what Huda Idrees took away from her recent visit to New York City as part ... Read more
  • How a U of T legal research startup is making lawyers more productive: Wired magazine

    November 20, 2017 The artificial intelligence-powered legal research tool built by a University of Toronto startup is boosting the productivity of lawyers – one of whom tells Wired magazine the AI solution makes “you look like a rock star.” Lawyers at Fennemore Craig in Arizona are using ROSS Intelligence to search millions of pages of case law ... Read more
  • Resources: Talent and Finance (ICUBE’s Women in Tech series)

    November 18, 2017 On November 15th ICUBE held their first Women in Tech Workshop featuring Natalie Yeadon, Co-owner and Managing Director of Impetus Digital, and Mary Dimou, Business Development Manager at OCE. With years of experience in the tech community, both Mary and Natalie were able to provide us with their learning on the ... Read more
  • iMerciv wins $100,000 TELUS Pitch

    November 18, 2017 iMerciv was founded out of the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre’s Techno program and have been working to develop and release their product, which helps provide greater independence to the visually impaired. iMerciv has won the $100,000 TELUS Pitch Competition. Based in Toronto, iMerciv was founded in August of 2014 provide ... Read more
  • Is Canada ready for the radical change artificial intelligence will unleash?

    November 16, 2017 The digital tech world has always relished a thrilling zero-to-60 story, but the meteoric ascent of Element AI, a tiny Montreal start-up, was rapid even in an industry where breathless tales of explosive growth are the coin of the realm. Founded just last year by entrepreneur Jean-François Gagné and University of ... Read more
  • South Korea’s LG Electronics meets with U of T researchers to explore collaboration opportunities

    November 16, 2017 One of South Korea’s biggest companies is exploring innovation-related collaboration opportunities with the University of Toronto, the latest in a long line of multinationals to be drawn to U of T’s world-leading research. A delegation representing LG Electronics, led by chief technology officer Skott Ahn, was at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre ... Read more
  • Welcome to the Era of the AI Coworker

    November 15, 2017 Last fall, Google Translate rolled out a new-and-improved artificial intelligence translation engine that it claimed was, at times, “nearly indistinguishable” from human translation. Jost Zetzsche could only roll his eyes. The German native had been working as a professional translator for 20 years, and he’d heard time and time again ... Read more