August 25, 2017 The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), a seed-stage startup accelerator at the University of Toronto, is doubling down on the nascent field of quantum machine learning by partnering with a second quantum computing firm.
CDL said this week it has forged a new partnership with Silicon Valley-based Rigetti Computing, which is attempting ... Read more
August 23, 2017 Armed with an entrepreneurship fellowship, Rayner Mendes set his sights on China and its fast-growing economy last year – only to discover a potentially big business opportunity back home in Canada.
Mendes, an Ivey Business School grad, was searching for a startup job in the country of nearly 1.4 billion when ... Read more
August 21, 2017 The University of Toronto‘s St. George Campus is expanding yet again, as construction of the institution’s new Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CEIE) progresses on St. George Street, a short distance north of College Street. We last updated the progress on this 8-storey, Montgomery Sisam Architects and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios-designed institutional building back in ... Read more
August 18, 2017 Petter Bruåsdal is about to board a plane back to Norway, armed with a 10-week crash course in entrepreneurship from the University of Toronto and an idea that could potentially save the Scandinavian country’s health-care system millions.
One of two dozen Norwegian students who participated in a summer internship and training program ... Read more
August 17, 2017 James Bateman had already made an improbable leap from home construction to quantum mechanics when life threw up a detour sign.
The University of Toronto PhD candidate’s father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer, plunging the entire family into a vortex of doctor’s appointments and hospital visits.
In addition to dealing with the stress ... Read more
August 3, 2017 The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto has partnered with the University of Oslo’s Centre for Entrepreneurship to offer 24 Norwegian students a 10-week entrepreneurship internship at a Toronto startup.
Through the internship program, which began on June 12, students from the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship have the opportunity to ... Read more
August 2, 2017 At York University’s Schulich School of Business, three Toronto high-school students huddle with a mentor to review their progress in dreaming up a product from scratch.
Their mentor, second-year Schulich MBA candidate Cortney Mills, peppers the students with questions about the cost, viability and consumer appeal of their on-paper idea: a ... Read more
August 2, 2017 An Alzheimer-detection technology developed by U of T startup company Winterlight Labs has won the AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia, beating competitors from across the country and internationally.
The new tablet-based assessment tool records short samples of a person’s speech as they describe a picture on the ... Read more
July 27, 2017 With the rise of artificial intelligence and concern about its potential impact on jobs, U of T’s Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb argue that human judgment will become an increasingly valuable skill.
“In many cases, especially in the near term, humans will be required to exercise this sort of judgment,” they write ... Read more