To coincide with our presence at the 2016 BIO International Convention (BIO) from June 6-9, 2016, MaRS Innovation launched a video explaining our role in Canada's innovation ecosystem: backing big thinkers with bold ideas and working with them to take those breakthroughs to market.
This year, BIO takes place in San Francisco, California, the birthplace of biotech. MaRS Innovation will be present in the Ontario Pavilion (Booth #5944) in partnership with the Ontario Government and Life Sciences Ontario.
Both the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada's ...
Amber Mac from Dx3 Canada interviewed Zack Fisch, CEO and co-founder of DashMD. In the video, Zack discusses DashMD's vision for a better healthcare system and what the company is doing in order to improve the discharge process for patients.
Dash MD seeks to improve the quality of healthcare by providing patients with the necessary tools, information, and resources that they need to successfully traverse their own personal and individualized road to recovery. Their Patient Engagement Platform will be downloadable to patients in ...
Joel Liederman, vice-president of Physical Sciences, appeared on CanadaAM April 5, 2016 to talk about how to make a product. The interview is part of CanadaAM's "What's Next" segment on technology and entrepreneurship.
He and host Beverly Thomson discussed the process for moving from a napkin to a prototype to a market-ready product, including market testing, prototyping, soliciting more customer feedback, and eventually product launch.
"Marketing a product is a lot easier now than it used to be," said Liederman. "In the ...
April 5, 2016
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TORONTO (May 27, 2015) – LegWorks Inc., backed with a $2 million blend of private and Government of Canada investments catalyzed by Grand Challenges Canada, is a new Toronto-based company that will contribute to a better life for amputees in developing countries.
The LegWorks AT-knee was covered in the Toronto Star on June 1, 2015 in "Great advances being made in assistive technology" by Kate Allen and in Healio Orthotics & Prosthetics News on June 2.
The LegWorks “All-Terrain Knee” (AT-Knee) is a ...
May 27, 2015
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UTEST company Onyx Motion's lead product, Swish -- a basketball virtual coach that currently works with Android Wear smartwatches to help basketball athletes to improve their shooting technique and emulate their heroes -- was featured on Canada AM this morning.
Watch the clip of Onyx Motion's Swish on Canada AM, CTV's flagship morning show. Product feature plays after advertisements and begins at 1:40 mark.
Think you've got an equally great software-based idea for a start-up? UTEST is currently recruiting for its fourth cohort.
UTEST is now accepting applications to Cohort 4
Editor's note: As of today, the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) program, which MaRS Innovation co-directs with the University of Toronto, is accepting applications for Cohort 4. The full application is available on the UTEST website. In meantime, it's our pleasure to reprint Brianna Goldberg's "day-in-the-life-of-an-entrepreneur" feature on Cohort 3 company Nvest, published for U of T News.
Jackie Yan focuses on tweaking his PowerPoint slide deck despite the chaos unfolding around him.
Near the ...
April 1, 2015
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UTEST company Onyx Motion, makers of an Android wear app called Swish that provides digital coaching for sports like basketball, will appear on CBC's NextGenDen.
UPDATED! You can watch the Onyx Motion/Swish episode here (jump to the 6:15 mark).
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 Romanow, Paul Miklas and Matthew Corrin.
Onyx Motion, led by CEO Marissa Wu and CTO Vivek Kesarwani, will ...
"Start-up culture is fast taking hold at U of T, with an array of incubators and accelerators providing student entrepreneurs the resources and mentorships required to get their businesses up and running," writes Ameya Charnalia of The Varsity, the University of Toronto's student newspaper.
Charnalia's article focuses on new student-focused incubators, such as the UTEST program, which provide entrepreneurs cash, access to in-house expertise, working space and mentorship to advice their ideas.
It appeared in the same week that recent UTEST graduate Whirlscape released ...
There's been lots of activity in MI's portfolio this week (and it's only Wednesday). Read down for what you need to know about Whirlscape, Crowdmark, OtoSim, and ApneaDx.
Whirlscape launches Google Glass demo video
Whirlscape's Minuum keyboard nabbed a four-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: BNN, the Telegraph (U.K.), WPRO (radio), CNET, Mashable, TechCrunch, Mobile Syrup and Android Central, among various other tech blogs.
May 14, 2014
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University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) graduate Whirlscape Inc. released a video on February 25, 2014 showing how their Minuum keyboard can make typing on Smart TVs and consoles easy.
UTEST is currently accepting applications for its third cohort. Apply now.
Minuum, the "little keyboard for big fingers" is making waves in wearable technology with their disambiguation algorithm and advanced language modelling, which can be used on Android devices and smart watches.
Read Darrell Etherington's article about Minuum on Smart TVs and consoles in ...