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  • UTSC’s “The Hub” gives student apps a starting place

    June 9, 2015 Ever wish you could check your phone to see what events are going on around you? Ravi Ravindran has an app for that. Want a smart music player that is influenced by your environment and your friends? Kenneth Leung is part of a team working on it. Or what if ... Read more
  • Startup Atomwise raises $6 million to leverage artificial intelligence for drug discovery

    June 8, 2015 Atomwise, an alumni startup harnessing artificial intelligence for drug discovery in diseases ranging from malaria to multiple sclerosis, has raised US$6 million in seed funding. The Wall Street Journal reports that investments came from a collection of science-focused venture capital firms, including Data Collective and AME Cloud. Atomwise also recently ... Read more
  • New tech to watch: from grad research to market-ready products

    June 8, 2015 Watching a lung transplant at Toronto General Hospital five years ago, alumnus Geoff Frost noticed a problem: keeping lungs alive outside the body requires large, cumbersome machinery that monopolizes hospital space. “It takes up an entire operating room,” says Frost, an alumnus from both U of T’s Institute of Biomaterials ... Read more
  • Want to ace your dentistry or medical school application?

    June 8, 2015 Joel Meyerson takes education seriously – so seriously, in fact, that he’s launched two startups from his experiences in U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry to help others become dentists, too. “We have a mission,” says Meyerson, who graduates this spring, “to be a student service first and a business ... Read more
  • 3 Rotman MBA grads named as Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

    June 3, 2015 For the second consecutive year three graduates of MBA programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs. Gina Rizhanovsky, President & CEO of PCMusic, an on-demand music, video, and AV provider for businesses reached the ... Read more
  • How to build a startup that succeeds: 6 tips from DemoCamp at U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab

    May 25, 2015 Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry analysts from across the country gathered at the University of Toronto May 12 for the DemoCamp showcase hosted by Creative Destruction Lab. The event highlighted hard-earned insights from investors and entrepreneurs through 30 product demos, 12 startup pitches, insider tips from angel investor Haig Farris, ... Read more
  • The art and science of entrepreneurship: this PhD in classics is bringing wearable tech to kids

    May 12, 2015 Launching a startup that teaches kids to code by creating magic wands or bracelets may seem an unlikely career move for a PhD in classics – but for University of Toronto alumnus Christopher Wallace, it’s a perfect fit. Wallace recently translated his scholarly interest in social tumult from the ancient ... Read more
  • Startup world: U of T entrepreneurs take their companies to OCE Discovery conference

    May 4, 2015 University of Toronto entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors showed off their startups at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery conference April 27 and 28 – making connections and sharing best practices for Toronto-based companies in the global economy. “It was a great opportunity to really see the full impact of U ... Read more
  • $20M opens high performance computing consortium to new research areas

    April 28, 2015 A $20 million investment from the federal government will enable the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) consortium to add new areas of focus – such as advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity – to its research projects. U of T is a founding member of SOSCIP, created in 2012 to ... Read more
  • Why did U of T name its entrepreneurship hub after Banting and Best?

    April 27, 2015 They saved lives here at home and around the world and they launched the first cohort of entrepreneurs at the University of Toronto – in 1923. “Banting wasn’t an entrepreneur. Best wasn’t an entrepreneur. But the emergence of insulin really was an example of entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto,” ... Read more