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 »
The University of Toronto Early Stage Technology (UTEST) program was the focus of a recent online article in BetaKit, a Canadian innovation and technology resource. The article by Joseph Czikk, BetaKit’s managing editor, is part of a series on Canada’s most promising start-up accelerators and the people who make them successful. Czikk highlights UTEST “as one of… Read more »
Crowdmark, a UTEST company, has reached a deal with Ricoh Canada Inc. Announced January 20, 2014, the deal outlines national printing and scanning service for Crowdmark customers, with U.S. discussions coming up in the future, to improve the start-up’s online marking process for teachers. Here’s an excerpt from the release (emphasis ours): Toronto, Ontario (January 20, 2014)… Read more »
Following an appearance on the CBC’s “Lang and O’Leary Exchange” on November 28, MaRS Innovation UTESTcompany, Granata Decision Systems, appeared on CBC news “The National.” The segment included an interview with Amanda Lang. Watch Boutilier’s interview with Lang for “The National” on CBC’s website. Granata Decision Systems’ Co-Founder and University of Toronto Professor Craig Boutiliergives his pitch at a… Read more »
Information Assessment ← HADI & MARWAN ALADDIN, alumni, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Enlarge this image Companies and academic institutions today conduct most of their business electronically. From employee training programs to student grades, these organizations use a variety of internal platforms to move, manipulate and assess information-and they spend… Read more »
The Next Digital Revolution in Education? Grading. It seems that you can’t go anywhere these days without seeing a new pretender to a digital revolution in education. Just this week, Harvard and MIT launched an online initiative, edX. It follows Stanford University’s digital education initiatives and the start-ups it has spawned, CourseRA and Udacity.
Student Startup 5: University of Toronto’s CoursePeer, a Social Academic Talent Management Platform Student Startups is a monthly series created by Techvibes to highlight Canada’s talented student entrepreneurs. Across the country, bright minds with brilliant ideas are launching businesses before they even graduate from school. We want to recognize and celebrate these ambitious youngsters, who… Read more »
CoursePeer social academic talent management network connecting students, professors and employers Two University of Toronto Computer Engineering students launch new platform TORONTO, April 18, 2012 /CoursePeer, Inc./ — A new patent-pending platform developed by two U of T computer engineering students, promises to take students’ social networking and learning skills and turn them into potential… Read more »