Series: Spotlight on Startups at U of T
Innovations sparking every day across faculties, departments and campuses
U of T translates research into innovations that support economic growth and social health. It’s a place where entrepreneurial spirit is developed and encouraged, as faculty and students work together, turning their research into successful businesses.
U of T News is running a series called Spotlight on Startups to share stories about the many ways innovations come to life at the university and continue to develop in the national and global economy.
This series profiles the many entrepreneurial efforts growing from the hundreds of companies spun out from research and connections sparking every day at the University of Toronto:
U of T hosts more than 50 enterprise-fostering courses, programs, labs, clubs, contests and speaker series across its faculties, departments and campuses — and then there are all the innovations developing in informal settings. U of T ranks No. 1 in North America for number of startups launched. And its roster of spin-off companies driving innovation in Toronto and around the world continues to grow.
At a time when Canada has been accused of lagging behind in the global push to build an innovation economy, U of T works to remedy that innovation gap as it builds opportunities for the next generation and addresses key societal problems with real-world applications of its research.
This page is where you can keep up to date on the latest news and stories featuring entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto, both as part of the Spotlight on Startups series and beyond.
Some other recent entrepreneurship stories at U of T News
Turning scientists into entrepreneurs with Techno’s startup accelerator program; "Asia’s richest philanthropist," major Silicon Valley firm invest in alumni’s Nanoleaf light bulb; "Sperm Olympics" helping couples get pregnant faster: U of T startup QSperm; Grads to watch: entrepreneur James McCrae’s software innovates in style for the DIY community; Grads to watch: entrepreneur Christina Mueller revolutionizing nanotechnology; Startup iamsick flourishes in lengthy cold/flu season; Entrepreneur teams will transform libraries in 48 hours; Tips for global entrepreneurs: be prepared, tell a good story; Convocation 2013: five entrepreneurs to watch ; U of T spinoff company raises 873% of funding for tiny, smarter keyboard ; U of T startup, Ontario government give people a voice ; Google acquires U of T neural networks company ; Alumni launch "world's most energy-efficient light bulb" ; Techno 2013: where student entrepreneurs meet seasoned mentors ; U of T undergraduate entrepreneurs sell web services startup ; Looking into the future with Matt Ratto ; University of Toronto launches new centre to support commercialization of research ; U of T's Creative Destruction Lab backs entrepreneurs ; Rotman students bring home MBA world trophy
Entrepreneurship on site
This interactive map displays just a few of the many entrepreneurship hotspots at University of Toronto.
(Click on the blue pins to learn more about each space, organization and institute.)
View Startup Hot Spots at U of T in a larger map