Onyx Motion presents a wearable, portable and customizable basketball ‘coach’

Want to shoot hoops like Michael Jordan? Onyx Motion has got the app for you. The Toronto-based company has been developing ‘Swish’ for wearable devices to help players hit more net and throw up

Published on: July 9th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Creativity and ingenuity know no bounds at UofTHack

In school you typically learn new things, do projects about them, get marked, and nothing else comes out of it. It doesn’t turn into anything. All that work gets put into a binder or

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 Ashley Huffman

Meet Ross, the Watson-powered ‘super intelligent’ attorney

A group of University of Toronto students, pictured above from left to right: Andrew Arruda, Shuai Wang, Pargles Dall’Oglio, Jimoh Ovbiagele, and Akash Venat, are behind a new startup that built a legal

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

A CMO to Know: Marie Hattar, Check Point Software

As a new feature on ITBusiness.ca for our special CMO Digital section, we’re featuring profiles of Canadian chief marketing officers and marketing executives. If you’re a CMO and you’d like to be included,

Published on: November 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Russia is kicking our butts at problem solving and that’s a shame

The goal Paul Henderson scored in 1972 Summit Series to claim victory over the USSR will forever be a part of the Canadian cultural memory. In the midst of the Cold War when

Published on: July 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Google buys U of T neural networks startup

Search giant Google has developed an interest in neural networks, and has acquired a startup out of the University of Toronto’s department of computer science doing research in this area. “Geoffrey Hinton’s research

Published on: March 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

A month in the life of the U of T’s “Technopreneurs”

Commercialization of research from the lab bench into real world applications has long been identified as a missing piece of Canada's economy. Across the country, a network of incubators and accelerators are working

Published on: December 19th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Angry Birds teach physics to summer camp students

Angry Birds is more than just your average mobile video game – it’s a veritable popular zeitgeist. It’s hard to exaggerate the success of this simple game, in which birds are slingshot through

Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup career fairs target firms trawling for tech talent

The University of Toronto is holding its first startup job fair for students and grads of tech related faculties. The Startup Career Expo is slated forOct. 11 at U of T's Hart Houseand organized

Published on: August 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: June 6, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. WattPad scores more funding WattPad announced another fundraising round of $17.3 million led by Khosla Ventures and also including Jerry

Published on: June 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup TO – Where’s all the talent at?

by Ashley Huffman  If you’ve been staying on top of the latest buzz in Canadian small business, it’s that there’s a lull of professionals to fill the holes in all these new startups.

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

ShoeSense prototype enables gesture-based control over smartphone

It’s a little bit different from the shoe phone that satirical spy Maxwell Smart used, but the team at ShoeSense has a modern take on how your footwear could be used to control

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Infographic: Who wins the most Canadian government ICT funding?

Canada has many government programs designed to pump funding into the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Published on: November 18th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Getting university IP to market: Levering youthful ambition

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently, we’ve talked about how Canada falls short when it comes to commercializing university IP and the leadership from the business community that is needed to address the gap. We’ve

Published on: October 2nd, 2011 Francis Moran