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  • ‘The 21st century truly could be Canadian’: Indigo CEO on innovation

    December 4, 2019 Indigo CEO Heather Reisman’s been focused on more than just combating Amazon. She speaks with BNN Bloomberg’s Amanda Lang about the landmark gift to the University of Toronto’s new Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre, boosting innovation in Canada and her thoughts on the country’s competitiveness. Read more
  • U of T law students help local startups achieve lift-off through hands-on course

    December 2, 2019 Emma Weiss has a busy schedule. Each week she meets with entrepreneurs at six different Toronto technology startups to discuss thorny legal questions and then hammers out potential solutions at the offices of a Bay Street law firm. But Weiss isn’t a lawyer – at least not yet. She’s a student in ... Read more
  • Bridging the gap between women and entrepreneurship

    November 28, 2019 By breaking barriers and creating a space for entrepreneurs, The Hub, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)’s startup incubator, plays a vital role in helping visionary students start their businesses and reach their full potential. While ensuring that every student has an equal opportunity to thrive in the entrepreneurial area they ... Read more
  • U of T entrepreneur to make leather goods out of old airline seats

    November 27, 2019 Lynne Corvaglia, a fourth-year student at the University of Toronto, recently took home a $5,000 grand prize for her startup idea: turning old leather airline seats into handbags, notebook covers and other items – all while employing female artisans in Costa Rica. She plans to launch her startup, called S.O.S. Leather, while doing ... Read more
  • 2017 grad co-founds healthcare startup

    November 19, 2019 The first thing you see when you go to the website of Hypercare, the start-up co-founded by Faculty of Information alumnus Albert Tai, is its sales pitch to health care administrators: “No more pagers. No more phone tag.” Tai says people who don’t work in the healthcare sector are often stunned to find out that ... Read more
  • iMerciv makes life more navigable for pedestrians with vision loss

    November 14, 2019 Whether you are driving or hopping in an Uber, you probably depend on a navigation app to get where you need to be. But as handy as these tools are, they have significant drawbacks that leave behind many potential users, especially those with accessibility needs who travel on foot. University of ... Read more
  • Deep Genomics, founded by U of T’s Brendan Frey, named to CNBC list of most promising startups

    November 14, 2019 Deep Genomics, the genetic medicine startup founded by University of Toronto Professor Brendan Frey, was one of five Canadian companies that cracked the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100 list unveiled on Tuesday, a ranking of the world’s most promising startups. Frey tells CNBC his company has benefited from the thriving startup ecosystem in Canada and the openness ... Read more
  • A brake from school: In conversation with engineering graduate Nikola Kostic on aircraft brake shortlisted for the James Dyson Award

    November 10, 2019 The design of an innovative aircraft brake by Nikola Kostic, a recent mechanical engineering alum from the University of Toronto, has been selected as one of the top 20 finalists for the James Dyson Award (JDA). The prestigious annual international engineering design award has been promoted in engineering design courses at U of ... Read more
  • ‘I went out and started my own thing’: U of T grad on his decision to build a cryptocurrency-focused startup

    November 7, 2019 Christian Cordero, who graduates this week with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Toronto Scarborough, is someone who gets things done. So, it should come as little surprise to anyone who knows him that, during his undergraduate career, he participated in three co-op terms and, during his third ... Read more
  • Announcing FACIT and U of T’s new precision medicine company: Cellular Analytics

    October 30, 2019 FACIT, a commercialization venture group, together with the University of Toronto (“U of T”), announced the creation of Ontario-based Cellular Analytics (the “Company”). Cellular Analytics is founded upon a proprietary microfluidic platform that enables molecular characterization of cancer at the level of single circulating tumour cells. The technology quantitatively detects ... Read more