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  • ‘We’re in a good place right now’: Women entrepreneurs share their experiences at U of T Entrepreneurship event

    March 8, 2019 Building a startup company is a daunting prospect – often more so if you’re a woman. But things may finally be starting to change. That was one takeway from a panel discussion, held on the eve of International Women’s Day, featuring three female founders from the University of Toronto. While all three panellists – Leila Keshavjee, Saara Punjani and Pooja Viswanathan – ... Read more
  • Macartney: Scale-ups key to enhancing Canada’s prosperity

    March 8, 2019 So, what is “scaling up” and why does it matter? Scale-ups, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), are defined as “all enterprises with average annualized growth greater than 20 per cent per annum, over a three-year period, and with 10 or more employees at the beginning ... Read more
  • Entrepreneur and U of T alumna Huda Idrees named a YWCA Toronto Young Woman of Distinction for 2019

    March 8, 2019 Huda Idrees, an entrepreneur and alumna of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, has been named a YWCA Toronto Young Woman of Distinction for 2019. This recognition honours the outstanding achievements of young women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in their community. In ... Read more
  • A Toronto entrepreneur needed a babysitter, so she made a childcare app

    March 7, 2019 Elize Shirdel is encouraging women entrepreneurs to get out of the nursery and into the office with free babysitting. The Toronto-based founder of Datenight Babysitting, an app that connects families with local caregivers, recently partnered with a Ryerson University-based institute to help provide free childcare to other moms trying to grow their businesses. “I’m an entrepreneur ... Read more
  • Think Dirty among Eight Ventures Selected by the SheEO Network for Funding

    March 5, 2019 The newest eight ventures selected by the SheEO network for funding this year have been announced. The SheEO network and SheEO Ventures are taking on the world’s to-do list, which means their business models and outcomes help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Leading up to the summit, the newest founders spent the weekend at a retreat with ... Read more
  • In conversation with Professor Cynthia Goh

    March 3, 2019 Professor Cynthia Goh balances many responsibilities. She is a professor in the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Institute of Medical Science, and the Munk School of Global Affairs. She is the director and founder of the Impact Centre, which strives to bring “science to society” ... Read more
  • Queen’s University joins U of T’s ONRamp entrepreneurship network

    February 28, 2019 The University of Toronto has enlisted a new post-secondary partner in its effort to help young entrepreneurs build the companies and jobs of the future. Queen’s University this week became the fourth university in Ontario to join U of T’s ONRamp initiative – a 15,000-square-foot collaboration and co-working space for startups ... Read more
  • Creative Destruction Lab expanding to Oxford University

    February 25, 2019 The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) will open its first European incubator at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, The Logic has learned. Sources confirmed that CDL will announce its seventh location as early as next week. This will be CDL’s second international expansion in the past few months, ... Read more
  • Startup based on U of T researchers’ work raises US$42 million to alleviate congested wireless networks

    February 20, 2019 A Canadian semiconductor startup based on technology developed in the lab of the University of Toronto’s Sorin Voinigescu has raised US$42 million to help alleviate increasingly congested wireless networks. The latest round of financing, which brings the total raised to over US$110 million, promises to help Toronto-based Peraso Technologies further develop its ... Read more
  • Wattpad Secures New Content Deal in South Korea

    February 14, 2019 Over the last few years, Wattpad has made major strides to evolve from their beginnings as a storytelling medium to become a full-fledged entertainment powerhouse. The latest move for the Toronto-based company is an expansion into the South Korean market through a new partnership with Huayi Brothers. The talent company is one of ... Read more