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  • U of T startups on Inc.com’s 8 Canadian Startups to Watch in 2015

    March 5, 2015 Inc.com reviewed Canada’s fastest growing startups and recently released their list of 8 Canadian Startups to Watch in 2015. It’s an interesting and diverse group of companies – and at the top of the list are a few with U of T connections: Whirlscape, co-founded by U of T alumni and based on a U ... Read more
  • I-CUBE, on-campus accelerator for student entrepreneurs, officially opens at UTM

    February 13, 2015 I-CUBE, a new accelerator designed to help student entrepreneurs take a new product or process to market, opened today at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The accelerator, housed within the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) in the Innovation Complex, was established with $110,000 of U of T’s $3 million in ... Read more
  • Meet startup founder Andrew Peek, speaking at tomorrow’s UTSC entrepreneurship expo

    January 28, 2015 Entrepreneur and UTSC alumnus Andrew Peek has already accomplished much in his young career. Along with two other UTSC alumni, Peek co-founded Jet Cooper, one of Canada’s top software design companies. He also founded Pilot, an idea collaboration software company that was acquired along with Jet Cooper by Shopify in ... Read more
  • U of T startup Onyx Motion to appear on CBC’s Next Gen Den

    January 27, 2015 The U of T entrepreneurs working to improve your basketball game will soon take their own shot at a big investment: it seems the Onyx Motion team is set to appear on CBC’s Dragon’s Den spin-off, Next Gen Den. Engineering alumni Marissa Wu and Vivek Kesarwani co-founded Onyx Motion as part of The Next 36. They recently signed on to be one ... Read more
  • Behind the scenes with Creative Destruction Lab alum Bionym: from fledgling startup to MasterCard partnership

    January 27, 2015 When U of T spinoff Bionym announced its landmark partnership with RBC and MasterCard in November, we shared a few of our favourite clippings from all the media attention it gained. (Bionym news roundup: Nymi’s payment pilot with RBC covered by Washington Post, NBC, others) Now, writer Sophie Milman explains how Bionym developed from fresh startup to major ... Read more
  • U of T student entrepreneurs come 2nd in IBM Watson Challenge

    January 14, 2015 U of T students entered the 2015 IBM Watson Challenge with Ross, a virtual legal assistant. They travelled to IBM’s New York headquarters for the finals on Jan. 9, competing against teams from other schools for a prize of $100,000 in seed money for their startup app powered by Watson, ... Read more
  • Interface Biologics Announces Series B Financing Round

    January 13, 2015 Interface Biologics Inc. (IBI), an innovative developer of biomedical-polymer technologies which improve the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, is pleased to announce the completion of a Series B financing round led by DSM Venturing and existing investor, BDC Capital. “We’re very pleased to have completed this Series B financing”, commented ... Read more
  • Starting 2015 with entrepreneurship in mind

    January 9, 2015 Happy New Year! 5 biggest entrepreneurship stories of 2014 We’re excited to see what lies ahead for startups that have come from U of T – and those that are yet to come. Here’s a look back at U of T’s 5 biggest entrepreneurship stories of 2014. 5 must-watch startups for 2015 A great ... Read more
  • UTEST announces third cohort of U of T software startups

    December 12, 2014 UTEST, one of U of T’s accelerators, announced its third cohort of technology startups. The companies represent a really diverse product range and should be pretty exciting to watch: FlatFab Inc. — 3D printing (designing 3D objects that print in 2D) ICE3 Power Technologies Inc. — hardware (universal charger for portable devices) Onyx ... Read more
  • Toronto’s Northern Biologics takes on antibody therapeutics

    December 11, 2014 Northern Biologics is a great example of the kind of exciting and innovative early-stage company we can build when world-class science comes together with entrepreneurial and seasoned venture capital investors.” – Northern Biologics CEO Stefan Larson A collaboration of Toronto-area academic and industry partners including Canadian biotechnology incubator, Blueline Bioscience with the ... Read more