A new approach to an old cure

Toronto-based start up Micromensio has developed new technology to improve an old way of treating bacterial infections. The company is pitching its low-cost, rapid sensing technology to companies working with bacteriophages—viruses that prey exclusively on...

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Is Hardware Dead? Hardly.

By Irene Sterian. As technology consumers, we often interact with the user interface or software portion of new technologies. Software updates have become part of owning a device. We wait for new features to be added and complain when they aren’t. In a way, the hardware becomes an afterthought; seen more as a declining asset than a platform brimming with new possibilities, when in fact, the pace of change is in-part driven by innovations at the hardware level.

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“You can literally sit on the couch and look for a job”: We talked Tinder, the importance of a good support system, and how to measure success in a changing industry with Swob Co-Founder Stephanie Florio

Swob, a new job searching and recruiting tool from co-founders Stephanie and Alexander Florio, has been described as a “Tinder for Jobs.” The app is the first of its kind to target students in high turnover industries such as retail and food services for...

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Made In York Region: The Future of Tech

This past Thursday, ventureLAB hosted Made In York Region: The Future of Tech to showcase and celebrate the many technologies, businesses, and entrepreneurs this region has to offer. It was the first of what we hope will become an annual celebration. In...

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Peytec featured in Globe and Mail!

ventureLAB client Peytec was recently featured in the Globe and Mail! Peytec’s electronic tags and customizable sensors provide secure local and online infrastructure with low maintenance costs. Any number of sensors can be plugged into the tags, depending on the...

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EDC appoints Karna Gupta to Board of Directors

On June 27, the Government of Canada announced the appointment of six new Directors to the Board of Export Development Canada (EDC). EDC helps Canadian companies grow and succeed in their international business. Amongst those appointed is ventureLAB's Chairman of...

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