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  • QTemp: A weather station you can wear

    December 15, 2015 Living in Canada means living with unpredictable weather. Neda Ghazi and Alireza Monam, Co-Founders of U of T startup Comfable, have made it their goal to help people lead healthier and more comfortable lives with their flagship product: QTemp. QTemp is the next generation of smart wearable weather stations. The compact ... Read more
  • Google Demo Day for women gives top prize to Bridgit startup

    December 10, 2015 Bridgit – a communications app for construction workers – is the winner of the first ever women’s edition of Google’s Demo Day for entrepreneurs. Out of more than 450 applications from 40 countries, Bridgit was selected as one of just 11 startup teams to pitch at the event, held at Google’s headquarters ... Read more
  • U of T’s Team Vicis heads to Hult Prize regionals with e-commerce for street vendors

    December 10, 2015 Team Attollo, meet Team Vicis. Team Attollo, winner of the first U of T Hult regional prize competition in December 2014, went on to the world finals of the highly competitive global social entrepreneurship event. Read more
  • U of T startups build a more inclusive and accessible Toronto

    December 7, 2015 Rapidly evolving technology is a tool that 3.8 million Canadians living with a disability can leverage to reclaim their independence and live an increasingly barrier-free life. University of Toronto students, faculty and alumni are among the innovators who have been developing technologies designed to improve the lives of people of all different ... Read more
  • Reuters: U of T is Canada’s most innovative university

    December 1, 2015 The University of Toronto is Canada’s most innovative university and among the top 50 innovative universities in the world, according to a recentReuters report. The ranking reflects the results of the annual innovationsurvey of  the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), in which U of T led all Canadian institutions for issued ... Read more
  • Kinetica: engineering safer buildings in Toronto, China and worldwide

    November 25, 2015 Kinetica is reaching new heights at home and abroad. The company, which designs devices that safely dissipate the energy absorbed by high-rise buildings during high winds and earthquakes, just announced that its technology would be incorporated into the YC Condos at the corner of Yonge and College in Toronto. Co-founded by U of T Engineering alumnus ... Read more
  • Software giant Autodesk moves into MaRS

    November 20, 2015 Autodesk – the high-tech software company that helps create everything from special effects in film to 3D prosthetic limb sockets for real-life users – is moving to MaRS. “We’re thrilled to be moving to MaRS to be close to leading research groups and incredible talent,” said alumnus Gordon Kurtenbach, senior director of research ... Read more
  • SeamlessMD raises $1.1 million from angel investors, BDC Capital, Funders Club

    November 20, 2015 The next time you’re scheduled for surgery, your to-do list could include accessing a web-based program or downloading an app to your smartphone or tablet – thanks to a recent U of T grad and a startup with serious backers. SeamlessMD, a company co-founded by alumnus Dr. Joshua Liu, is helping people prepare for and ... Read more
  • Buy Blue: University of Toronto becomes customer for student startups

    November 20, 2015 Of all the ways a university can help students with startup companies, one of the most effective ways is also the simplest: become a customer. A new U of T initiative called ‘Buy Blue’ is encouraging university faculties and departments to become early adopters of products and services developed by U ... Read more
  • Dragons’ Den investors back U of T startup Adrenalease Inc.

    November 20, 2015 This week, Noureddin Chahrour tamed three dragons on CBC’s Dragons’ Den − securing a $90,000 investment in exchange for 30 percent of his startup,Adrenalease Inc. The recent University of Toronto grad entered the Den asking for $60,000 in exchange for a 20 percent stake in his company and its flagship product: the ... Read more