York University’s entrepreneurship unit, LaunchYU, is collaborating with the Toronto-based not-for-profit Back 2 Basickz for Passion into Profit, an initiative aimed at helping individuals living in the Jane and Finch community obtain the skills and knowledge needed to become successful entrepreneurs. The program, funded by the York University TD Community Engagement Centre, will train up to […]
Janelle Hinds, a 2016 LaunchYU graduate known as the MobileAppQueen on Twitter, has always had a passion for making a difference. After co-founding the app Helping Hands, a platform to help students find suitable volunteer matches, she enrolled in AccelerateUP, a four-month accelerator program run by York University’s entrepreneurship unit, LaunchYU. The program supports young […]
York University announced the official opening of YSpace, its new innovation and entrepreneurship centre in Markham aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs turn bright ideas into action. The opening event took place Monday, Nov. 6. Entrepreneurs from Studio 1 Labs, which has developed a functional bed sheet patient monitor, explain the device’s function to York University […]
Health professor joins forces with Innovation York and MaRS Innovation to build and release much-needed new tool to assess concussions and dementia.
It was a highly successful evening of pitches, networking, and a new award announcement for Innovation York’s entrepreneurship unit, LaunchYU on Sept. 19 The LaunchYU Graduation and Launch Day was a culmination of an intensive four month program, AccelerateUP, which is offered as a part of LaunchYU, and provides support to budding entrepreneurs as they […]
Toronto law firm Aird & Berlis LLP, together with its partner Randy Williamson, will support the next high potential venture to come out of York University’s entrepreneurship unit with a generous donation of cash and legal services. Aird & Berlis’s support for Innovation York’s entrepreneurship unit, LaunchYU, was announced at the program’s graduation Sept. 19. […]
Innovation York’s Cheryl Giblon discusses York as a vital player in Ontario’s high-tech entrepreneurial arena, opening a new accelerator space with IBM Canada in Markham in late 2016.
Innovation York turns five this year. To mark the birthday, Sarah Howe, director of York’s innovation office, reflects on the advances made during its formative years. Innovation York celebrates its fifth birthday this year Q. Happy fifth birthday to Innovation York. You were there at the start. Tell us about a pivotal moment at the […]