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U of T startup selected for Techstars Toronto fourth class

Founded by U of T alumni, Roll Technologies is among the 10 Canadian-led startups selected for Techstars Toronto fourth class. Roll is the leading Canadian-owned, developed, and operated micromobility provider focused on the last-mile transportation market. Roll offers smart mobility solutions by providing dock-less electric scooter and bike-share services to cities and campuses.

U of T startup Kepler Communications receives $3.8-million to mass-produce nanosatellites

Kepler Communications, a satellite telecommunications startup that originated at the University of Toronto, has received $3.8 million in interest-free repayable funding from the federal government, according to the Toronto Star. The funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) will enable Kepler to “set up an advanced nanosatellite manufacturing facility, making it the first Canadian … Read More

Watch this: Moderna co-founder on biotech innovation

Video: U of T alum and serial entrepreneur, Derrick Rossi discusses his unique journey as a biologist-entrepreneur and his thoughts on biotechnology innovation. His conversation with BNN Bloomberg anchor Amber Kanwar headlined RBC Speaker Series and was the signature event of the 5th annual U of T Entrepreneurship Week.

Rapid COVID-19 screening project led by Creative Destruction Lab expands to U.S.: New York Times

A rapid COVID-19 screening program for Canadian companies led by the Creative Destruction Lab aims to replicate its success in the United States. The New York Times recently highlighted efforts to expand the Rapid Screening Consortium south of the border. The consortium – which aims to develop a cost-effective COVID-19 screening system that allows employers to safely re-open the economy – is a non-profit … Read More

Two U of T startups selected for Google for Startups Accelerator Canada cohort

Both Neurescence, founded by University of Toronto alumni and Knockri, co-founded by a U of T alum, have been selected for the second Google for Startups Accelerator Canada cohort. After putting out a call for our second edition of Google for Startups Accelerator to Canada, we are excited to share that we have selected 12 startups from across … Read More

U of T startup to aid pharmacists with Canada’s vaccine rollout

The number of people who have been vaccinated in Canada inches higher with each passing day, but millions more will require shots before the country can escape the pandemic. With neighbourhood pharmacies expected to play an important role in the next phase of the immunization drive, the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) recently partnered with MedEssist – a startup … Read More

Six takeaways from U of T Entrepreneurship Week 2021

The University of Toronto recently hosted its fifth annual Entrepreneurship Week – a four-day online event that showcased the talent and innovations sprouting from the university’s vast startup ecosystem. Mindful of “Zoom fatigue” following a full year of online meetings and events, this year’s program intentionally included fewer and shorter sessions that focused on a range of topics … Read More

Innovation overseas: How U of T’s Efosa Obano is supporting African entrepreneurs

Efosa Obano wants to see more young Black entrepreneurs getting the necessary mentorship opportunities and resources to turn their ideas into solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. “It’s already hard enough being Black or being African,” said the University of Toronto Scarborough management alumnus who is currently working as the social impact pillar lead … Read More

‘A culture of discovery’: U of T Entrepreneurship Week spotlights innovation and inclusion

From showcasing startups and highlighting the achievements of women in business to fostering discussions on mental health, organizers of Entrepreneurship Week managed to pack a wide array events into this year’s virtual calendar. The fifth-annual celebration of U of T’s vast entrepreneurship ecosystem, which wrapped up late last week, featured several Entrepreneurship Week mainstays, including: the … Read More

U of T startup partners with Ontario Pharmacists Association to offer tools for managing COVID-19 vaccinations

The Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with MedEssist Ltd. to offer a digital health solution that will enable community pharmacies across Ontario to meet the immediate demand for COVID-19 vaccinations. The collaboration is part of a broader plan to enable the future of Pharmacy Health Hubs.