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Schulich Alumni Awarded Canada’s 2019 Top Developer 30 Under 30
Evoke, one of the largest developer conferences in Canadian history, took place last week in Toronto. A non-profit initiative, presented by Havas Canada & Plastic Mobile and sponsored by Microsoft, it brought together a community of developers, inspirational figures and aspiring industry experts for thought-provoking debates and discussions on today’s technology. To shine light on […]
Company Founded by Schulich Students wins Top Startup Award
A startup company that is significantly lowering the cost of indoor air filtration took top prize in an annual York University competition for entrepreneurs. Three finalist teams in the competition, whose members all graduated from York University’s LaunchYU Accelerator program, were judged on their ability to take their venture to market and scale. The winner […]
Schulich Start Up Night Winning Team 2019
Another Successful Schulich Startup Night
The 11th edition of Schulich Startup Night (SSN) attracted nearly 300 students, alumni and industry professionals last week. This bi-annual event staged in collaboration with the Lassonde School of Engineering gives students and alumni an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of top industry professionals for a chance to win a $5000 cash […]
Schulich MBA Fuels his Startup Idea with A.I.
Ali Khalili (MBA ’16) realized how inconvenient it was to have to rely on a fob or key to gain access into his condo’s garage. Using his background in software engineering, he designed a parking management software solution using License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology for residential and commercial parking lots. This advanced technology uses Artificial […]
Schulich Entrepreneur Switches Career Gears
Five years ago, Mike Smith (MBA/JD ’11) decided to turn down a job offer with Stikeman Elliott to be an entrepreneur. With the help of his friend, they launched a small bicycle company called, No. 22. The name represents titanium in the periodic table – the strong and lightweight material from which the handmade bicycles […]
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Executive MBA Channels Entrepreneurial Spirit
The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA is ever-responsive to industry demand. The course New Venture Design (NVD) was created to give students the ability to see, create and evaluate new business opportunities, and the ability to innovate continuously in today’s fast-paced business environment. “The NVD course is the result of our ongoing efforts to keep the program […]
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AI Takes Over Schulich Startup Night
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are driving innovation in today’s business landscape. And at the 9th Bi-Annual Schulich Startup Night, it was AI companies Nugget and PurPicks that took home top honours in each category. The Dragons Den-like pitch competition gives Schulich and Lassonde School of Engineering students and alumni the opportunity to present their […]
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Schulich Entrepreneur Makes Travelling Easy
While on his Schulich Exchange, Ben Futoriansky (BBA ’16) had a difficult time planning trips across Europe. His many friends abroad had similar issues coordinating their excursions. “I would always be asked the same questions. Did we book the right flight? Where are we staying? How long are we going to be there? What are […]
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Entertainment Idea Wins Schulich Startup Night
Your Uber ride is about to get a lot more entertaining. Portl Media, founded by Wyatt Shaw (MBA ’15), Duncan Brown and Daniel Forte will eliminate idle time by providing media and entertainment at your fingertips. Their company places mounted screens in rideshares, so passengers can engage with sponsored content, movies and games on the […]
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Start-Up Aiming to Disrupt The Legal System
Just like Uber has done for taxis and FinTech is doing for banking, a new app launched by Schulich MBA/JD student John Wu and co-founders/Osgoode Law students Nathan Lev, Richard James and Devon Gasparotto is aiming to disrupt the legal system. The founders identified that access to justice is an enormous issue. Just to sit […]

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