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
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
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
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
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
October 11, 2016 By some measures, Elon Musk has never invented anything. And yet the president of Tesla and SpaceX has inspired a young generation of business and engineering students smitten by his glamorous profile and apparent success. The question is whether students captivated by the larger-than-life entrepreneur’s projects can learn from Musk’s method of turning wild ideas into businesses, thereby helping ... Read more
October 11, 2016 We all scream for ice cream, but why not popsicles? Leila Keshavjee wants to change your popsicle perception from a sugary artificially flavoured summer treat into a healthy year-round snack. With her company Happy Pops, a passion for customer service, new exciting flavours and a family background in the food ... Read more
October 6, 2016 A Toronto-based clean-tech startup is redefining the lightbulb with wall-mounted, colour-changing LED panels you can control with your smartphone. It’s called the Nanoleaf Aurora, and it looks like the sort of thing you’d find pulsing on the wall of a nightclub — or a space station. “The way that we ... Read more
September 29, 2016 The Creative Destruction Lab, considered the world’s premier seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies, has announced an expansion of its program from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
Called Creative Destruction Lab-West (CDL-West), the new accelerator will use ... Read more