• Velkommen! Norwegian would-be disrupters arrive at U of T to learn how to launch startups

    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
  • AI’s flowchart challenge; Canadian ecosystem seeks critical mass

    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
  • It’s official: AI-powered legal research firm ROSS opens R&D lab in Toronto

    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
  • U of T startup’s return to Toronto underscores city’s status as a global AI research hub

    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
  • U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab goes quantum

    May 26, 2017 The roughly 25 startups lucky enough to be accepted to a new quantum machine learning stream at a University of Toronto seed-stage accelerator program are about to become part of a very exclusive club. The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at U of T’s Rotman School of Management said Thursday that it will ... Read more
  • Creative Destruction Lab expands to Montreal, Calgary, and Halifax

    May 18, 2017 The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) has announced a cross-country expansion into three new regions: CDL-Rockies at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business; CDL-Montreal at HEC Montréal; and CDL-Atlantic at Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business in Halifax. The national expansion will add to the CDL’s existing programs at the ... Read more
  • Scaling up: U of T accelerator to undertake massive Canadian expansion

    May 18, 2017 The University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab, or CDL, seeks to scale science-based startups into giant, market-dominating companies. But, on Thursday, it was the accelerator itself that was preparing for massive growth. The CDL program, part of U of T’s Rotman School of Management, announced an ambitious cross-country expansion that will see new ... Read more
  • Creative Destruction Lab expands startup program nationally

    May 18, 2017 Please visit the Globe and Mail website to view the article. Read more
  • Could you create the next Minecraft, Mario Kart or Dota 2?

    May 17, 2017 If you’ve just been accepted into one of the world’s top-ranked departments of computer science and are looking for something a little different along your way to becoming the next Raquel Urtasun or Brendan Frey, check out the video above. In the video, Steve Engels – an associate professor, teaching stream ... Read more
  • Geek to chic: U of T startup reimagines stuffy white lab coats

    May 17, 2017 A new startup from the University of Toronto is bringing fashion into the lab. Created by U of T PhD students Liu Zhang and Ondrej Halgas and Alex Schmidt of Ryerson University, Modadoro is a fledgling fashion line that aims to make frumpy science garb yesterday’s fashion news. The startup and its ... Read more