• Top Canadian startups pitch to one hundred-plus investors during Ontario-California tech tour

    November 14, 2017 At opportunities organized by Canada’s leading entrepreneurship programs, more than 100 U.S. and Canadian financers lined up to evaluate 43 of the most investment-ready tech startups in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor. The investors were introduced to the companies at an invite-only Demo Day event held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain ... Read more
  • KPMG supports Creative Destruction Lab at Haskayne School of Business

    November 14, 2017 KPMG has announced a five-year commitment to Creative Destruction Lab Rockies at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a milestone-based coaching and seed stage financing program for massively scalable technology and science-based ventures. It is a nine-month program that is focused on designing ... Read more
  • U of T startup wins grand prize at Telus pitch competition

    November 14, 2017 A University of Toronto startup that makes wearable sensors to assist blind and partially sighted people emerged as a big winner at a Telus pitch competition this week. The company, iMerciv, beat out two other semi-finalists to nab the competition’s $100,000 grand prize with its BuzzClip product. The wearable mobility device uses ... Read more
  • Can AI help solve the music biz’s woes? One industry group is working with U of T to find out

    November 14, 2017 The marriage of artificial intelligence, or AI, and music at the University of Toronto attracted worldwide attention last year when researchers trained a neural network to compose a holiday carol– complete with such lyrics as, “I’ve always been there for the rest of our lives.” The Guardian newspaper dubbed the creation “vaguely unsettling,” but ... Read more
  • Residence Program: Meet Jay & Frank (story and video)

    November 13, 2017 ICUBE generally works with fresh startups, however, we also love having senior innovators around. Our Resident Program enables just that. The program invites more experienced entrepreneurs to use our services and spaces in exchange for their involvement with our newer community. Meet Frank & Jay, founders of Anomaly Innovations. Anomaly Innovations ... Read more
  • Celebrating U of T health innovation

    November 13, 2017 The University of Toronto is celebrating nearly two centuries of innovation in health care this year, taking a look back at successes such as the creation and large-scale production of drugs like insulin and life-saving vaccines for diphtheria, smallpox and polio. Today, U of T is transforming the latest research into medical technology and startups ... Read more
  • Helping entrepreneurs take that next step

    November 11, 2017 Wearable tech entrepreneur Karl Martin has always built things – toys as a young child, robots as a teenager, a biometric verification process using heartbeats to authenticate identity (in lieu of passwords and key cards) while completing his PhD in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto. For all ... Read more
  • Wired magazine: How a U of T researcher is trying to make the economics of self-driving cars work

    November 10, 2017 As if building a self-driving car wasn’t difficult enough, the University of Toronto’s Raquel Urtasun is trying make it affordable, too. Urtasun, who was tapped earlier this year to head Uber’s self-driving research lab in Toronto, has focused much of her research on figuring out ways to replace expensive lidar (light detection and ... Read more
  • Apple Buys Imaging Sensor Startup InVisage Technologies

    November 9, 2017 InVisage Technologies, an imaging sensor startup that develops solutions to improve imaging capabilities on space-constrained devices such as smartphones, has been acquired by Apple. As reported by TechCrunch, an Apple spokesperson has also confirmed the acquisition with the following ‘customary’ statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we ... Read more
  • Apple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies

    November 9, 2017 As Apple continues to work on ever-smaller but more powerful computing devices, it has acquired a startup focusing on nanotechnology, and specifically as it relates to image sensors. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Apple has picked up InVisage Technologies, a startup that develops solutions to improve imaging capabilities ... Read more