How to get accepted into the UTEST startup accelerator: drive and differentiation

Secrets to application success revealed through a day in the life of an entrepreneur Brianna Goldberg The Nvest team: Han Qiu, Jackie Yan, Fred Zhou (photos by Stephanie Lennox) Jackie Yan focuses on tweaking his PowerPoint slide deck despite the chaos unfolding around him. Near the entrance to the office space he shares with teams… Read more »

Where learners, instructors and employers meet in the cloud: Alumni startup, CoursePeer

U of T-developed company expands scope to launch Franchise University Brianna Goldberg Hadi and Marwan Aladdin graduated from the UTEST accelerator in 2012 (photo by Jon Horvatin) The phrase “life-long learning” can be about embracing change or keeping your brain active as you age. For University of Toronto alumni and brothers Hadi andMarwan Aladdin, it’s… Read more »

eQOL Receives $435,000 From Ontario Government to Enhance Patient Independence

eQOL receives $435,000 from Ontario government to enhance patient independence MaRS Innovation is reporting that Sault Ste. Marie-based eQOL received $435,475 from the Ontario government last week in a ceremony with MPP David Orazietti. The funding includes $415,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), plus $20,475 to hire an intern under the Northern… Read more »

Ontario government announces over $400,000 for eQOL’s home dialysis technology

eQOL, a graduate of the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) incubator’s second cohort, has received $435,475 from the Ontario Government. David Orazietti, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie, made the announcement on February 13, 2015. This announcement was covered by SooToday.com. The funding, which includes $415,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) and… Read more »

CoursePeer and National Franchise Group partner to launch Franchise University

CoursePeer and National Franchise Group partner to launch Franchise University Signarama Canada first global franchise group to rollout solution TORONTO, February 10, 2015 /CoursePeer, Inc./ — CoursePeer Inc. and National Franchise Group have partnered to launchFranchise University (www.FranUniversity.com), a service offering global franchise groups a powerful cloud-based training and collaboration solution for their franchisees. Among… Read more »

CoursePeer and National Franchise Group partner to launch Franchise University

Signarama Canada first global franchise group to rollout solution TORONTO, January 29, 2015  —CoursePeer Inc. and National Franchise Group have partnered to launch Franchise University, a service offering global franchise groups a powerful cloud-based training and collaboration solution for their franchisees. Signarma Canada, the global sign industry leader ranked 28th on Franchise Direct’s Top 100… Read more »

U of T student-entrepreneur cuts through scholarly information overload with Trend MD

Written by Jenny Hall Are you a researcher experiencing information overload as you try to keep up with research in your field? There’s a reason for that. Scholarly publishing isn’t immune to the information avalanche enabled by the digital revolution. In biomedicine alone, there are 5,000 new scholarly articles published every day, which can make… Read more »

Onyx Motion to appear on NextGenDen, CBC’s new web-based Dragon’s Den show for mobile and Internet comapnies

UTEST company Onyx Motion, makers of an Android wear app that provides digital coaching for sports like basketball, will appear on CBC’s NextGenDen. The online web series seeks to take the popular Dragon’s Den model to Internet- and mobile-focused companies and features a new panel of dragons: Michael Hyatt, Michelle Ramanow, Paul Miklas and Matthew… Read more »

UTEST program bends career road for Granata Decision Systems’ founders

TORONTO (January 21, 2015) — MaRS Innovation and the University of Toronto (U of T) are pleased to announce that the founders of Granata Decision Systems Inc., a graduate of theUniversity of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) start-up incubator program, have joined Google Inc. Dr. Craig Boutilier is a professor in U of T’s Department of… Read more »