February 12, 2019
How does a kinesiology graduate go from considering going to med school to making a 180 and launching a growing popsicle business?
For Leila Keshavjee, 25, this career change was born out of her knowledge of the food industry (her family’s long been in the business) and her own healthy lifestyle ... Read more
February 11, 2019
The future of co-working spaces may not be in hip open-concept lofts.
Co-working — in which entrepreneurs and freelancers rent out desks at a shared workspace — is growing rapidly, and big companies are looking to get in on the action as a way to monetize empty space.
Last month, Staples Canada opened Staples Studio at its ... Read more
February 5, 2019
Closely-held Interface Biologics, best known for improving the safety and efficacy of medical devices through its Endexo surface modification technology, is pegging its future growth on biotech, with an initial focus on unmet needs in ophthalmology.
“For some time, we have been working to evolve from a company with a passive ... Read more
January 24, 2019
Wattpad, the storytelling application with which millions of users upload original stories and fan fiction, is creating a publishing division, Wattpad Books. The company has worked with other publishing or media companies in the past to adapt stories from the platform into books and movies. “After” by Anna Todd is ... Read more
January 23, 2019
When Luke Kyne and his classmates Marawan Gamal, Parham Chinikar and Michael Wu learned Canada has the highest rate of health care acquired infections (HAIs) of any developed country, they were inspired to reduce it.
Kyne is an alumnus of the University of Toronto, Gamal and Chinikar are students in the Faculty of Applied ... Read more
January 18, 2019
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley is recognised as the centre of modern technological development. It boasts the headquarters of 39 businesses in the Fortune 1,000 and is home to thousands more digital start-ups. Notable companies include Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Intel, Netflix and Tesla.
Around the world, however, ... Read more
January 15, 2019
“The biggest reason for product failure is no market need” – Charles Plant, Triggers and Barriers
Unfortunately, this is something that Bolis Ibrahim has learned the hard way. But after some false starts, tumbles, and a near death experience, the founder of Argentum Electronics has a key partner and investment to ... Read more
January 11, 2019
A University of Toronto startup has raised $3.25 million to develop a gel-based drug delivery system that could eliminate the need to give patients powerful painkillers following surgery – a key source of the current opioid crisis.
The startup, AmacaThera, is built on a gel technology developed in the U of ... Read more
January 11, 2019
Jeremy Wang’s career in aerospace engineering started with folding a simple paper airplane.
Today, he’s leading a team of designers – including many fellow University of Toronto engineering graduates – to create and test an ambitious long-range drone capable of vertical takeoffs and landings.
In his first year as an undergraduate, Wang ... Read more
January 7, 2019
TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Winterlight Labs, Inc., a JLABS @ Toronto-based company, announced today that it has entered a collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Janssen”), one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The agreement was facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC. The collaboration ... Read more