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  • Thinking like an entrepreneur

    November 9, 2016 When Bin Liu first approached the Impact Centre – the University of Toronto’s accelerator for startup tech companies – he had little more than, as he describes it, “the stereotypical drawing on a napkin.” Liu, whose father has glaucoma, dreamed of developing technology to help the visually impaired. “I was kind of ... Read more
  • RBC helps bring top innovative entrepreneurs to U of T

    November 7, 2016 Sometimes all it takes to tip someone thinking of the next big thing into acting is being inspired by someone who’s been there: someone who accepted the risks, took the plunge and created their own innovation success story. On Tuesday, the University of Toronto will host the inaugural RBC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker ... Read more
  • Tech jobs are booming in Toronto: U of T’s Innovation Policy Lab collaborates on startup report

    October 31, 2016 Technology has become an integral part of our lives, changing the way we work, play and communicate. It’s also a growing share of our economy – especially here in Toronto – where tech jobs are a hot commodity in every sector from banking to health care. A new report published by TechTO, ... Read more
  • Google looks to Canada’s tech startup scene for help in its quest to conquer artificial intelligence

    October 28, 2016 Google says machine learning is destined to become the next major disruptive technology, and it believes Canadian innovation is going to play a crucial role in making that happen. So the tech giant is participating in NextAI, a new program started by the not-for-profit group NEXT Canada designed to specifically ... Read more
  • Why These Artificial Intelligence Startups Joined Salesforce, Amazon, and Uber

    October 28, 2016 Say you’re a giant company that’s heard about a fancy “new” technology called artificial intelligence and you’re interested in adding some cutting-edge data crunching muscle to your business. Contrary to what the artificial intelligence-hype cycle might suggest, just adding popular buzzwords like “machine learning” to your vernacular isn’t as easy as ... Read more
  • Tech jobs are booming in Toronto: U of T’s Innovation Policy Lab collaborates on startup report

    October 27, 2016 Technology has become an integral part of our lives, changing the way we work, play and communicate. It’s also a growing share of our economy – especially here in Toronto – where tech jobs are a hot commodity in every sector from banking to health care. A new report published by TechTO, ... Read more
  • Tech all-stars invest in the next generation of startups

    October 26, 2016 One sign of a healthy startup ecosystem is successful entrepreneurs reinvesting in the next generation of young businesses. As Canadian startups strike it rich, founders are using their personal windfalls to pay it forward to other entrepreneurs. Of course these entrepreneurs-turned-investors are looking for financial returns, but mentorship and staying in ... Read more
  • OSC clears path for startup-funding powerhouse AngelList

    October 26, 2016 Please visit The Globe And Mail website to view this article. Read more
  • Artificial intelligence research and startups at U of T get boost from RBC

    October 21, 2016 Canada’s largest bank is bolstering artificial intelligence and machine learning research at the University of Toronto – and startups launched by students and faculty. A new agreement between RBC and U of T sees the global giant join forces with Rotman School of Management’s Creative Destruction Lab, one of 10 campus-led accelerators at U of T, supporting the entrepreneurial ... Read more
  • Startup internships let students experience life as an entrepreneur

    October 12, 2016 With movies like The Social Network and shows like Dragon’s Den, many may think they know what it takes to build a startup. Spoiler alert: it’s not as easy as it seems on TV. This summer, U of T undergrads learned firsthand what it really takes to make it as an ... Read more