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  • Impact Centre report examines how Canada lags behind the US in building scaleups

    April 9, 2018 To get a better idea of how Canadian startups scale compared to their global counterparts, the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto has released the results of a report comparing Canadian scaleups to the US and the UK. To complete the report, the Centre looked at the fundraising patterns of ... Read more
  • Nymi Offers Answers and a Solution for FDA e-Signature Requirements

    April 9, 2018 Nymi is taking the unusual step of lauding government regulations in a new series of blog posts about FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11. What is FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11? It’s the FDA’s regulation concerning “Electronic records and electronics signatures”. And as Nymi explains in its detailed overview, the regulation ... Read more
  • A sanctuary for startups: How an aging church became home to some of U of T’s newest ventures

    April 9, 2018 The wooden stairs creak, the third-floor meeting room feels like a sauna and there’s nary an espresso bar in sight. But what the unassuming home of the University of Toronto’s UTEST accelerator – housed on the second floor of a 136-year-old church on College Street – lacks in swish startup amenities, it ... Read more
  • Wattpad Studios eyes growth in Asia

    April 6, 2018 Wattpad Studios is expanding its business to Asia with the hire of Dexter Ong (pictured) to lead operations in the region. Based in Hong Kong, Ong will collaborate with local producers, writers and studios to develop and produce film, TV, digital and print adaptations of Wattpad stories for the Southeast Asia market (with ... Read more
  • ‘We’re really close’: U of T expert on Toronto becoming a leading health innovation hub

    April 6, 2018 Toronto is nearing the “tipping point” in its quest to become a leading hub for health innovation – a development that promises to help modernize an aging Canadian health-care system while giving the broader economy a shot in the arm. Zayna Khayat, an expert in health-care innovation and adjunct professor at the ... Read more
  • Is this the coolest lighting system you’ve ever seen?

    April 5, 2018 By now, the three founders of Nanoleaf must have been asked that question a million times over the past five years. But Gimmy Chu, Christian Yan, and Tom Rodinger have only themselves to blame: in 2012, they started Nanoleaf, a company specializing in the world’s most efficient LED light bulbs ... Read more
  • Robotics beyond the factories: assistive devices help children gain independence

    April 5, 2018 This is often the case in assistive robotics and wearable technologies for persons with disabilities. Not only are the investment requirements and hardware costs high, insurance coverage for end users is slim to non-existent in North America, limiting market reach. But a number of startups have figured out a way ... Read more
  • Robotics beyond the factories: assistive devices help children gain independence

    April 5, 2018 This is often the case in assistive robotics and wearable technologies for persons with disabilities. Not only are the investment requirements and hardware costs high, insurance coverage for end users is slim to non-existent in North America, limiting market reach. But a number of startups have figured out a way ... Read more
  • Robotics beyond the factories: assistive devices help children gain independence

    April 5, 2018 For some entrepreneurs, their innovations are passion projects. But these take time and creative marketing to reach fruition. This is often the case in assistive robotics and wearable technologies for persons with disabilities. Not only are the investment requirements and hardware costs high, insurance coverage for end users is slim to ... Read more
  • Robotics beyond the factories: assistive devices help children gain independence

    April 5, 2018 This is often the case in assistive robotics and wearable technologies for persons with disabilities. Not only are the investment requirements and hardware costs high, insurance coverage for end users is slim to non-existent in North America, limiting market reach. But a number of startups have figured out a way ... Read more