Entrepreneurship

This new dimming bulb doesn’t need a special light switch - and it’s still the world’s most energy efficient

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U of T alumni startup Nanoleaf beat funding goal for new bulb in 90 minutes
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Brianna Goldberg

The U of T engineering alumni behind Nanoleaf, a startup which they say makes ‘the world’s most energy-efficient lightbulb,’ blasted well beyond their latest funding goal in under two hours.

Fuelling the excitement: the debut of their latest product: a new LED bulb design called Bloom, which “transforms” any on/off light switch into a dimmable switch with the team's innovative green technology.

11 new startups from U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab

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Ventures showcase urban development, personal health, romance and more
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Brianna Goldberg

They’re leveraging tech to improve everything from windows and lamps to construction sites, fitness, love matches and more.

Changing the way kids and teachers think about science

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In the Philippines, Pueblo Science leads the way
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Scott McAuley

Thanks to the work of social entrepreneur and University of Toronto alumna Mayrose Salvador, hands-on science activities could soon become a regular feature of the Philippine school curriculum.

Turning scientists into entrepreneurs with Techno’s startup accelerator program

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Bootcamp helps entrepreneurs brings tech-powered science to society
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Scott McAuley

A fresh crop of scientists-turned-entrepreneurs – researchers launching a business concept grounded in rigorous scientific discovery – will graduate this week from the Impact Centre’s summer incubator program, called Techno.

Pay for Summerlicious restaurant meals and more with the tap of a finger: U of T alumni startup, Tab

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Serial entrepreneur and computer science grad makes dining out in T.O. easier
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Brianna Goldberg

It may not be able to add more salt, less sauce or bring you second helpings – but thanks to a new startup called Tab from U of T alumnus Fahd Ananta, your smartphone can, in fact, offer a better dining experience in Toronto.

Tips for global entrepreneurs: be prepared, tell a good story

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"In certain countries Facebook is actually a better method of communicating with some professional contacts than e-mail"
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Scott McAuley

What if you could dramatically reduce the number of healthcare-associated infections around the world? Lunanos, a startup based in the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre, is seeking to do just that.

Earlier this year, Lunanos received a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to develop IndiClean, a cleaning indicator patch applied to hospital surfaces and equipment that allows facilities to track if they have been cleaned or not.

Could this first-year undergrad be the (next) Einstein?

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His idea – creating electricity with keyboard typing – makes finals of competition
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Brianna Goldberg

Deep Prasad is wasting no time.

A first-year undergraduate in the Electrical Engineering program, and fellow of the Engineering faculty’s ambitious Entrepreneurship Hatchery, Prasad could soon be named the “(next) Einstein” – if the popular vote continues to back his concept.

Grads to watch: entrepreneur James McCrae’s software innovates in style for the DIY community

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Making software for users to DIY their furniture, artwork and more
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Brianna Goldberg

James McCrae dreams in 3D. Take his mind-expanding software JanusVR – which lets users visualize two dimensional web pages in three dimensions. Or his newest startup, FlatFitFab, which enables anyone to model their own coffee tables, dinosaur skeletons or anything else that can be fashioned from flat sections that fit together to result in cool things.

McCrae uses his passion for computer science and creation to empower others to see, make and do more in their world.

Grads to watch: entrepreneur Christina Mueller revolutionizing nanotechnology

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Making a window on drugs attacking cells—in real time
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Brianna Goldberg

Nanotechnology is a tiny arena with very big consequences. Breakthroughs in it mean life-changing developments in medical procedures, drug innovations, battery developments and more. And newly minted Chemistry PhD Christina Mueller, who graduated June 9, is revolutionizing its landscape in Ontario and beyond.

Spotlight on Startups Convocation edition: FIXO app brings tenants and property managers together

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Undergrad entrepreneurs hone concept with Next 36 entrepreneurship program
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Brianna Goldberg

Plugged drains, cold showers and other joys of urban dwelling are a constant frustration for rental tenants who rely on property managers to resolve their home issues.

And the broken telephone goes both ways: superintendents and property managers, too, face a tall task when they need to communicate a message to dozens—or hundreds—of apartment-dwellers.

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