Data for 2016
Three years ago, we at the Impact Centre initiated the Narwhal Project to conduct research to discover the root causes of Canada’s challenges in creating a world-leading innovation economy. We thought it would be useful at this juncture to summarize our findings. This report highlights some of the issues we have identified.
In this report we have looked at Canadian undergraduate education in innovation and entrepreneurship in order to determine whether it is targeted at those students who have the greatest potential for starting tech companies.
By Charles Plant One day, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp couldn’t get a cab, and decided that trying to get a taxi in the rain was a horrible process. They went on to found Uber, which became one of the most successful unicorns in history (but time will tell if it...
With work integrated learning on the rise, students are looking for more opportunities to enhance their post-secondary education. For students Christian Garcia Salguero and Joseph Belcastro, they chose to gain experience by enrolling in the Impact Centre's IMC392...
The Impact Centre is working with ITIC to supercharge U of T startups with over $100,000 USD of investment. Established in 1979, Industrial Technology Investment Corporation (ITIC) is one of the oldest and most prestigous VC firms in Taiwan, investing across virtually...