June 20, 2017 Lachezar Arabadzhiev grew up in Bulgaria, attended high school in China and goes “home” to visit his parents in the United Arab Emirates. But when it comes to launching a startup, he says Toronto is clearly the place to be.
“There are a lot of opportunities here and exciting things that are happening ... Read more
June 19, 2017 Few product tests are as emotional as the one Manmeet Maggu performed at his brother’s house near Delhi last summer.
The MBA student at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was watching as his eight-year-old nephew Praneit, who suffers from severe cerebral palsy, was hoisted into a robotic exoskeleton ... Read more
June 17, 2017 A student startup from U of T has set out to turn boxy white lab coats into stylish jackets.
U of T PhD students Liu Zhang and Ondrej Halgas founded Modadoro — a company specializing in lab coat design — in 2013 as a student project for a year-long graduate course ... Read more
June 15, 2017 Axel Villamil is a U of T Class of 2017 graduate with a double major in computer science and media studies. He’s also one of the world’s top-ranked hip hop dancers and the co-creator of an innovative choreography app called StageKeep.
June 15, 2017 Axel Villamil is the first to admit he sometimes struggled with his double major in computer science and media studies.
But, in fairness, the University of Toronto grad had a particularly hectic schedule. While working on his bachelor of science degree, he was also flying around the world to compete in dance ... Read more
June 14, 2017 Class of 2017: look up.
For the first time ever, the University of Toronto is using drones to capture photos and video of new graduates in their gowns flooding out of Convocation Hall. The office of academic and campus events asked Hugh Liu, a professor in the Institute for Aerospace Studies ... Read more
June 13, 2017 After working in Norway’s huge offshore oil and gas sector, Emil Blattman wants to launch a startup in the sustainable energy space – and he’s come to the University of Toronto to learn how to do it.
Blattmann is one of two dozen students enrolled in the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship program, ... Read more
June 12, 2017 Jean-Francois Gagne’s map of the AI ecosystem in Canada is a constant work in progress. In fact, each time he presents his graphic to an audience, he gets more names to add to the dozens of logos, from research labs to incubators to startups.
“We have two guys working on this ... Read more
June 6, 2017 Every great tech startup has its hard luck origin story. Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak worked out of a garage. Mark Zuckerberg toiled on a Facebook predecessor in his Harvard dorm room – and was nearly expelled for his troubles.
On Monday, the co-founders behind University of Toronto startup ROSS Intelligence, which ... Read more
June 1, 2017 Jimoh Ovbiagele, a co-founder of San Francisco-based ROSS Intelligence, proudly sports a “Home is Toronto” sticker on his laptop.
It’s not some patriotic shout-out to his Canadian birthplace (he grew up in Texas), nor is it purely a nostalgic nod to his days studying computer science at the University of Toronto, ... Read more