• 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
  • U of T students win wearable technology hackathon

    December 8, 2014 A team of five students from U of T took the winning prize at SportsHack on November 16, 2014, a competition to develop wearable sports technology. The winning concept from Team Raisins: the Player Tracking System, an app that tracks player locations on a sports field, and displays the data as ... Read more
  • Bionym news roundup: Nymi’s payment pilot with RBC covered by Washington Post, NBC, others

    November 21, 2014 Royal Bank recently announced a pilot project with U of T spinoff Bionym to launch in the new year: their biometric wearable, the Nymi wristband, will be tested for use with payments. The news was picked up by outlets in Canada, the U.S. and beyond. Here’s a roundup of just a ... Read more
  • Figure 1 takes free, safe photo-sharing for doctors to global audience, partners in experiment with IBM Watson, IBM Bluemix

    November 21, 2014 Congratulations to alumni startup Figure 1 on two pieces of recent news! The company provides free, safe photo-sharing for health professionals on iOS and Android, enabling doctors and other healthcare providers to share and learn from specific cases while preserving patient privacy. Figure 1 recently announced in a blog post that they’re set to run an experiment ... Read more
  • U of T connections in the spotlight at the latest Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity. wearables event

    November 15, 2014 The U of T connections abounded at FITC’s recent one-day event on wearables, held November 13 in Toronto. Karl Martin from Bionym (a U of T spinoff that developed with help from the Creative Destruction Lab and other U of T supports), and Steve Mann (a computer engineering professor also known as ‘the ... Read more
  • Creative Destruction Lab: a year in review

    November 11, 2014 Want to learn more about the companies, entrepreneurs and investors active in U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab through 2014? They recently released a publication including details on the lab’s equity value creation, company profiles, some very cool infographics and more. Read the year-in-review document here… Read more