Ex-Google chief’s venture aims to save neglected science software

See whether this sounds familiar: you build a piece of software to solve a research question. But when you move on to the next project, there’s no one to maintain it. As it ages, it becomes obsolete, and the next academic to tackle a similar problem finds themselves having to reinvent the wheel. That’s what […]

Bridging the gap between student to full-time entrepreneur | University of Waterloo

Beyond Velocity’s well-known incubator in Kitchener’s innovation district, Velocity supports more than 5,000 students per year through on-campus programs, such as Zero, Problem Lab and Cornerstone, designed to give University of Waterloo students an early start in entrepreneurship and create experiences to build key skills for any career path. Introduced during the pandemic, the Cornerstone program helps the most advanced […]

Global Venture Funding Dipped $10 Billion in February/17% lower in Early Stage

Global venture capital funding showed signs of a slowdown in February, with startup investors pouring $10 billion less into companies than they did in January, according to Crunchbase data. VC investors globally cut $52 billion in checks last month, down 16% from $62 billion in January, per Crunchbase. While the $52 billion figure still represents a […]

Mayo Clinic launches AI startup program to help early-stage companies get market-ready | Fierce Healthcare

Mayo Clinic launched its artificial intelligence startup program this week with four early-stage health tech companies. The 20-week program, called Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate, aims to help AI-based startups get market-ready by offering access to Mayo Clinic experts in regulatory, clinical, technology and business domains with a focus on AI model validation and clinical readiness. The program also […]