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  • Meet three robots engineered at U of T that could improve — or save — your life

    March 3, 2016 “After the computer and the smartphone, robotics is the next big technology that will change our lives,” Professor Goldie Nejat (MIE) told a hushed crowd of 12 journalists assembled in her lab. “We focus on developing the intelligence and interactive capabilities of robots.” The group visited three labs in the Department ... Read more
  • U.S. National Cancer Institute invests $4 million in U of T-based startup Pathcore

    March 2, 2016 There’s a tremendous amount of precision required from pathologists when they make cancer diagnoses, and the results of their work are literally a matter of life or death. But technology developed by University of Toronto startup Pathcore™ is making the tedious and complex task of reading potentially cancerous tissue samples faster and ... Read more
  • UTM teams to compete in Open Data Day ‘idea jam’

    March 2, 2016 Mississauga will mark Open Data Day on Saturday, March 5 with a day-long ‘open data idea jam’ co-hosted by the City of Mississauga, Sheridan College and U of T Mississauga’s I-CUBE business accelerator at the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI). At Code And The City, developers, designers, mappers and information ... Read more
  • CB Insights venture capital database now available at U of T

    February 29, 2016 About CB Insights Made possible by the BBCIE Collaboration fund, CB Insights is a venture capital and private company database used by investors and startups alike. The platform uses machine learning to monitor over 270,000 sources to track startups and private companies and provide data and analytics on deals, companies, and ... Read more
  • Professor (and TED speaker) Kang Lee: his new startup will change how we detect emotion

    February 18, 2016 Professor Kang Lee of the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) is a global leader in research that is changing the way we detect emotion and behavior such as lying. Now, his startup Nuralogix is taking that research a step further. Consumer-facing market research studies require a group ... Read more
  • Canada Next: MaRS CEO on the future for startups

    February 2, 2016 Canada is good at creating startup companies but not enough of them are high-growth enterprises, the so-called gazelles of the industry, says Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of the MaRS Discovery District. But the good news, she says, is that U of T is increasingly a “driving force”  for startups, helping them not ... Read more
  • Canada’s largest startup career expo at MaRS

    January 26, 2016 The vibrant startup community in and around the University of Toronto is continuing to grow and now it needs what all successful companies need – great people. You’re Next Career Network’s (YNCN) Startup Career Expo is designed to give job-hunting students a glimpse into the world of startups. Read more
  • ConferenceCloud: Siblings bring conferences to entrepreneurs

    January 26, 2016 For brother and sister Olivia and John-Alan Simmons, juggling an undergraduate education and running a business is par for the course. As products of an entrepreneurial home, the Simmons siblings say they have an inherent understanding of the hard work, dedication and support that it takes for a business to succeed. So ... Read more
  • Diagnosing malaria: U of T startup developing “practical, fast and affordable solution”

    January 25, 2016 Malaria is among the leading causes of death in many developing countries, but detecting the disease is an uncertain art, prone to human error. A new student-led start-up at U of T aims to take the guesswork out of detecting malaria with smartphone lens attachments and image-recognition software. Faculty of ... Read more
  • Four startups from The Entrepreneurship Hatchery receive SmartStart funding

    January 18, 2016 Four startups from The Entrepreneurship Hatchery have received a total of $180,000 from theOntario Centres of Excellence’s SmartStart Seed Fund. The funding will help the young companies, all of which also won prizes at the Hatchery’s Demo Day last fall, take the next steps in bringing their innovative products to ... Read more