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  • UTEST program open for applications until May 8, 2015

    April 7, 2015 Applications Now Open for University of Toronto Early Stage Technology Program UTEST (University of Toronto Early Stage Technology) is seeking dynamic teams and technology-based companies to join the existing UTEST portfolio of 16 companies which have already raised a combined $8M in follow-on investment, with one acquisition. The UTEST Program is part ... Read more
  • Call for Applications – DemoCamp 2015

    March 31, 2015 DemoCamp 2015 May 12, 2015, 1:30-5:00pm Desautels Hall, 2nd Floor, South Building Rotman School of Management 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON Canada What are you working on? Show us at DemoCamp 2015! The Creative Destruction Lab is offering startups and researchers the opportunity to present and exhibit at DemoCampToronto 2015. It’s an excellent venue to practice your ... Read more
  • Atomwise joins Y Combinator program

    March 18, 2015 “Here I am just sitting in this house and I’m able to predict a cure to measles,” says Atomwise co-founder Alex Levy in a recent interview. The University of Toronto startup is using advanced machine learning algorithms to discover new effective medicines against diseases such as ebola, malaria, and others. This ... Read more
  • teaBOT: doing business one cup at a time

    March 11, 2015 Safina Allidina thought she was headed for a career in healthcare management, but a cup of tea changed her mind. The U of T Mississauga alumna planned to combine her interest in life sciences with her passion for business, but while completing her Masters of Management of Innovation, Allidina got ... Read more
  • U of T startups on Inc.com’s 8 Canadian Startups to Watch in 2015

    March 5, 2015 Inc.com reviewed Canada’s fastest growing startups and recently released their list of 8 Canadian Startups to Watch in 2015. It’s an interesting and diverse group of companies – and at the top of the list are a few with U of T connections: Whirlscape, co-founded by U of T alumni and based on a U ... Read more
  • I-CUBE, on-campus accelerator for student entrepreneurs, officially opens at UTM

    February 13, 2015 I-CUBE, a new accelerator designed to help student entrepreneurs take a new product or process to market, opened today at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The accelerator, housed within the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) in the Innovation Complex, was established with $110,000 of U of T’s $3 million in ... Read more
  • Meet startup founder Andrew Peek, speaking at tomorrow’s UTSC entrepreneurship expo

    January 28, 2015 Entrepreneur and UTSC alumnus Andrew Peek has already accomplished much in his young career. Along with two other UTSC alumni, Peek co-founded Jet Cooper, one of Canada’s top software design companies. He also founded Pilot, an idea collaboration software company that was acquired along with Jet Cooper by Shopify in ... Read more
  • U of T startup Onyx Motion to appear on CBC’s Next Gen Den

    January 27, 2015 The U of T entrepreneurs working to improve your basketball game will soon take their own shot at a big investment: it seems the Onyx Motion team is set to appear on CBC’s Dragon’s Den spin-off, Next Gen Den. Engineering alumni Marissa Wu and Vivek Kesarwani co-founded Onyx Motion as part of The Next 36. They recently signed on to be one ... Read more
  • Behind the scenes with Creative Destruction Lab alum Bionym: from fledgling startup to MasterCard partnership

    January 27, 2015 When U of T spinoff Bionym announced its landmark partnership with RBC and MasterCard in November, we shared a few of our favourite clippings from all the media attention it gained. (Bionym news roundup: Nymi’s payment pilot with RBC covered by Washington Post, NBC, others) Now, writer Sophie Milman explains how Bionym developed from fresh startup to major ... Read more
  • U of T student entrepreneurs come 2nd in IBM Watson Challenge

    January 14, 2015 U of T students entered the 2015 IBM Watson Challenge with Ross, a virtual legal assistant. They travelled to IBM’s New York headquarters for the finals on Jan. 9, competing against teams from other schools for a prize of $100,000 in seed money for their startup app powered by Watson, ... Read more