Collision from Home, as its been dubbed, will also be Jon French’s first time at the event as director of U of T Entrepreneurship – the umbrella organization for the incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurship programs spread across U of T’s three campuses — a role he took over on May 19.
Brugada syndrome, discovered in 1992 by Spanish cardiologists and brothers Pedro and Joseph Brugada, is an inherited disease that causes irregular heartbeats. Though it is rare, estimated to affect about 18,000 Canadians, its first sign is often that someone has died from it. This is a tragic outcome, since monitoring symptoms and selectively using defibrillators can help keep patients safe.
Three months ago, Paul Austin-Menear knew absolutely nothing about viruses or pandemics or hospitals or the importance of personal protective equipment. As director of digital strategy at Nanoleaf, he spent his workdays leading e-commerce initiatives — promoting and selling the startup’s line of smart LED lights.
Roll, a Toronto-based company, launched its Calgary operation in late May, offering dockless, shared electric scooters similar to Lime and Bird.
The University of Toronto Scarborough is working with Centennial College and local councillor Jennifer McKelvie to support small businesses in the community during the pandemic – and help put them on Toronto’s culinary map.
Food waste continues to be a major problem in North America. The latest studies show that inhabitants of the North American continent waste 168 million tonnes of food each year. Beyond the obvious fact that the thrown-out food could be put to better use by being consumed, the waste can also be used for renewable products. Luna Yu and Abdul Khogali recognized untapped opportunity laying dormant in food waste and created Genecis.
What started as a contest entry by two Scarborough students turned into a real business delivering groceries and supplies to ward off COVID-19.
Mohammed Rayed Wasif and Frank Chen thought up Sumer, their new company, last fall for The Hub, an incubator for entrepreneurs at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).
U of T Mississauga’s ICUBE, Positive Space and U of T Entrepreneurship are teaming up to celebrate Pride with the university’s first competition dedicated to LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.
In late-May, Roll launched electric scooters onto the streets of Calgary, Alberta. As our second Canadian presence, we are honoured to work with the Calgary community to provide a safe and reliable transportation option during the COVID-19 crisis.