Data for 2016
We’ve updated the Narwhal List and released a new report for 2019. Canada’s tech community continues to make progress but we haven’t created a new Unicorn since 2015. The technology sector has doubled the number of companies that are on track to become Unicorns but the healthcare sector continues its slow decline.
This report is the result of a forum held in February 2018 on the challenges that companies in the physical technologies face in commercialization. Forum participants had a robust discussion around the challenges outlined in our previous report on Physical Technologies and identified a number of other commercialization hurdles, including weak institutional support, knowledge and information gaps, lack of prototyping facilities and short run manufacturing, among other issues.
"The biggest reason for product failure is no market need" - Charles Plant, Triggers and Barriers Unfortunately, this is something that Bolis Ibrahim has learned the hard way. But after some false starts, tumbles, and a near death experience, the founder of Argentum...
There are some experiences that, when you look back, put you on a path leading directly to where you are today. For U of T alumna Stephenny Ng, that experience was a startup internship with digital pathology company Pathcore Inc, which has led her to her current job...
The Impact Centre is announcing a new collaborative project with Star Chefs to understand the microbiome and the natural fermentation process in lentil batters that affect their shelf-life. Star Chefs is a Toronto-based company that manufactures fermented lentil...