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 with IBM Bluemix, and the company continues to expand into global markets, including South Africa.
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 father of wearable computing’) spoke at the event alongside OCAD University’s Kate Hartman and others.
Event co-sponsors included two companies with U of T connections: InteraXon, an alumni startup developing brain-sensing headbands and more; and Thalmic Labs, a graduate company of the Creative Destruction Lab.
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.
Mashable recently featured the timely efforts of a U of T startup called Chematria, as the company applies its artificial intelligence technology in search of treatments for Ebola.
Chematria says the technology can predict effectiveness of new medicines 150 times faster than current methods. It’s already been used in relation to malaria, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, and other diseases.
Five of the companies developing with support from the Impact Centre were recently featured in a series of videos on U of T News. Below are just a few of the many entrepreneurs accessing U of T’s mentorship and supports for research-based startups.