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  • The content ‘factory’: How U of T alumnus Allen Lau is disrupting the way books, movies and TV shows are made

    March 19, 2019 When Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen founded Wattpad back in 2006, the two University of Toronto alumni were focused on building an e-reader app for the Motorola Razr flip phone and its competitors. But it wasn’t long before Lau, the startup’s CEO, spotted a much bigger opportunity. Read more
  • Entrepreneurship Week 2019: Ten U of T startups to watch

    March 18, 2019 Supported by nine different incubator and accelerator hubs spread across three campuses, University of Toronto startups and the entrepreneurs behind them are pushing the boundaries in industries ranging from foodstuffs to health care. Over the past decade, U of T has helped launch or grow more than 500 research-based companies that have generated a ... Read more
  • A place for space? U of T startup builds out a global satellite network – from downtown Toronto

    March 15, 2019 Located above a strip of Spadina Avenue populated by nail salons, currency exchange vendors and a leather supply store, the fourth-floor office of Kepler Communications looks like that of any other tech startup – exposed heating ducts, open concept layout, a large conference table for meetings. That is, until you spot the control ... Read more
  • U of T alumni discuss entrepreneurship at Female Founders panel

    March 15, 2019 Founders, innovative thought leaders, pioneers, role models: these were just some of the terms lavished upon U of T alumni-cum-entrepreneurs Leila Keshavjee, Saara Punjani, and Pooja Viswanathan at a panel event at ONRamp on the eve of International Women’s Day. Dubbed “Female Founders,” this event was the first in an ... Read more
  • Innovative technology for older adults on display in Regina

    March 14, 2019 You can’t stop aging, but a group of researchers is trying to make it easier. Groundbreaking technology is on display in Regina with the hope of improving independence, confidence and better care as people get older. “Stakeholders with whom we met, specifically long-term care administrators, told us that without this event, it ... Read more
  • Regina hosts showcase to highlight innovative technology for older adults

    March 14, 2019 A two-day event organized by the AGE-WELL Network of National Centres of Excellence and the University of Regina’s Centre on Aging and Health saw researchers from across the country gather in Regina to show off innovative technologies meant to aid older adults. Read more
  • Nine U of T startups who have raised big money

    March 13, 2019 From drug discovery to helping entertainment companies develop the next hit TV show, entrepreneurs associated with the University of Toronto are solving key issues for some of the world’s biggest industries. Others are hoping to forge brand new industries of their own. No surprise then that many of their startups are ... Read more
  • Congratulations Phenomic AI – accepted into the C100’s 48 Hrs in the Valley program

    March 13, 2019 C100, a non-profit that connects the Canadian and Silicon Valley startup ecosystems, has accepted 27 companies into the the 2019 cohort of its 48Hrs in the Valley program. The competitive annual program, which is referral-only, pairs Canadian companies with a mentor, then brings them to Silicon Valley for two days ... Read more
  • Run by brother-sister team, this U of T startup is leading Big Pharma out of the dark

    March 12, 2019 It was a little over two years ago when Saara Punjani and her brother, Ali Punjani, made their first sale to a multinational drug company from a “random meeting room” at the University of Toronto’s Bahen Centre. At the time, Structura Biotechnology was barely even a startup. But what the Punjanis lacked ... Read more
  • U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab to expand to University of Oxford

    March 12, 2019 The Creative Destruction Lab is going global. The seed-stage accelerator developed at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has struck a deal with the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to bring its unique startup-building concept to entrepreneurs on the other side of the pond. Once up and running, CDL-Oxford will ... Read more