March 25, 2019
The new Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre will turbocharge the next wave of Canadian innovation, advancing how AI, biomedicine and other disruptive technologies can enrich lives
Thanks to an historic gift to the University of Toronto from Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman, the soon-to-be built Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre will accelerate innovation in Toronto and Canada by ... Read more
March 24, 2019 Life as an entrepreneur is often a far cry from the rocket-like spring to success that Steve Jobs and various other lucrative garage-based startups have experienced. The reality is evident in that very few new startups succeed beyond initiation — far from the Hollywood fantasy many of us think of.
During ... Read more
March 24, 2019 On March 21, U of T held the True Blue Expo, the capstone event of Entrepreneurship Week. Hosted in the MaRS Discovery District, over 60 startups had the opportunity to showcase their work, while businesses and the public were given the opportunity to network with some great startups.
March 24, 2019 The silence that hung over the MaRS Auditorium after Mohammad Ali Amini had finished his five-minute Nanology Labs pitch spoke volumes. It was not, by any means, an apprehensive or awkward silence — instead it was one of appreciation for his startup’s ambitions that demarcated his pitch from the rest. ... Read more
March 24, 2019 U of T professor, scientist, and entrepreneur Shana Kelley shared her experiences in launching three medical diagnostics startups during her Entrepreneurship Week talk “From concept to acquisition and back again.”
Kelley, who is cross-appointed to several departments including Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, presented two guiding principles for starting a successful life ... Read more
March 22, 2019 From facial fracture-mending “bone tape” to counterfeit-stymieing authentication technology, the ingenuity of University of Toronto startups was on full display Thursday during an Entrepreneurship Week event held at the MaRS Discovery District.
Dozens of U of T entrepreneurs staffed booths in MaRS’s airy indoor concourse on College Street as part of the ... Read more
March 22, 2019
Announcing the 2019 RBC Prize for Innovation & Entrepreneurship winners.
Ten cutting-edge University of Toronto student startup teams competed in RBC Prize for Innovation & Entrepreneurship – our largest pitch competition of the year – on March 21, 2019 as part of the True Blue Expo. The annual RBC Prize offers $50,000 in prizes ... Read more
March 21, 2019 Entrepreneurs and their early-stage startups at the University of Toronto will soon have access to a new financial support fund worth up to $5 million.
Called the True Blue Fund, the new program announced today provides philanthropists a way to support U of T’s entrepreneurship and innovation activities. The university is committing $2.5 million ... Read more
March 21, 2019 From centre court at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, the future looks bright for Axel Villamil and StageKeep, his dance choreography startup.
A hip hop dancer himself, Villamil has spent much of the past year using the startup’s app to help the Toronto Raptors dance squad perfect its routines.
The app, developed at the University of ... Read more
March 20, 2019 Six months after landing a deal on Dragons’ Den, Leila Keshavjee’s Happy Pops startup – forged with the help of the University of Toronto’s entrepreneurship network – is poised to move into more grocers’ freezers across the country.
“We will continue to do our events and catering, but we will also be expanding more ... Read more