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 »

Syncadian Inc. Cover Story – From Dream to Reality Canada’s next billion-dollar tech start-up might just come from U of T

After completing the project [UT Capstone], Janossy partnered with Ryan Love, then a post-doctoral fellow in biomedical engineering at U of T who was also working on fatigue with the National Defence research group. Together, Janossy and Love decided to explore the commercialization potential of circadian rhythm research and applied for a position with the UTEST incubator…. Read more »

Five Companies Make Utest’s Third Cohort

The University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology incubator, co-directed by U of T’s Innovations & Partnerships Office and MaRS Innovation, has announced its third cohort of computer science startsup. The five companies are: Flatfab; ICE3 Power; Onyx Motion; Nvest; and Syncadian. Past graduates include Whirlscape, TrendMD, Crowdmark, eQOL and Granata Decision Systems. UTEST is part of… Read more »

CoursePeer and the Western GTA Summit partner to amplify members’ and citizens’ collaboration and engagement

CoursePeer and the Western GTA Summit partner to amplify members’ and citizens’ collaboration and engagement CoursePeer’s social collaboration intranet solution proved successful; Collaborative Intelligence and decision-making solution to launch next TORONTO, August 13, 2014 /CoursePeer, Inc./ — After seven years of successfully holding the Western Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Summit—an annual meeting co-chaired by the… Read more »

Portfolio Snapshot: Minuum debuts on Google Glass, Crowdmark named most innovative at SIIA

Whirlscape launches Google Glass demo video Whirlscape’s Minuum keyboard nabbed afour-star review from CNET’s editors only days before announcing their technology is now available for Google Glass. Watch the UTEST graduate‘s newest demo video. Reaction coverage: CNET, Mashable,TechCrunch, Mobile Syrup and Android Central, among various other tech blogs. Crowdmark named “Most Innovative” at Washington’s SIIA conference The Education Division of the Software… Read more »

Whirlscape exits beta, launches version 2.0 of the Minuum keyboard

Whirlscape Inc., a graduate of the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) program’s cohort graduate, exits beta with the version 2.0 release of Minuum, their hit “small keyboard for big fingers.” Whirlscape Inc. is a graduate of the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology program (UTEST), which is currently accepting applications for its third cohort until April 17. Click here… Read more »

UTEST grad Crowdmark profiled in The Globe and Mail article

  Crowdmark, a graduate of the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) program’s first cohort, was the focus of a February 17 article by Ivor Tossell, The Globe and Mail‘s technology culture columnist. Created by U of T professor James Colliander, Crowdmark allows educators to quickly and efficiently grade large amounts of tests and exams. Tossell highlighted Crowdmark’s innovation and ease-of-use… Read more »

Whirlscape Lands $500K From Y Combinator, BDC And More

  Whirlscape Inc., creators of Minuum, “the little keyboard for big fingers,” have closed an investment seed round for just over $500,000 (USD). Y Combinator, FundersClub,BDC Venture Capital, and a dozen other prominent angel investors have contributed to the round. Whirlscape’s plans for the capital involve innovating beyond its participation in Silicon Valley’s start-up accelerator Y Combinator. Whirlscape… Read more »