Developing Innovative Capabilities and Mindset

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Why developing innovative capabilities can make you more competitive Innovation is about responding to customers Innovation is a term thrown around a lot in business circles these days, but it’s often misunderstood. Innovation isn’t the [...]

Lyofresh Technologies 2nd place in the Food Security Social Innovation Challenge

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Student startup Lyofresh Technologies wins $15,000 at World Vision Social Innovation Competition Student startup Lyofresh Technologies is one step closer towards bringing healthy food to everyone, anywhere. Founded by Nicholas Steele, a York University alumnus (MA ’18, [...]

Technion 2018

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Lassonde, Schulich students visit Israel for an immersive learning experience Twenty-four students from York University took part in an experiential learning opportunity in Israel, focused on technology entrepreneurship. Every year, the International Experiential Learning partnership [...]

C- Lab Pitch Night

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

  On March 7, C-Lab at The BlockchainHub based in BEST Lab organized the "Blockchain Startup Competiotion" where Blockchain start-ups presented their grounbreaking ideas to a panel of renowned judges and industry experts coming from all across [...]

3rd Mercier Seminar on “The World Most Innovative Cities”

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

3rd Mercier Seminar on “The World Most Innovative Cities” On January 15th, nearly 100 students heard and shared their opinions about the World Most Innovative Cities in the past, in the present and in the [...]

Lyofresh Technologies Tackle Food Waste featured Startup HERE Toronto

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Super proud of Lyofresh Technologies BEST Lab Startup for this achievement. Looking forward to seeing them pitch at the LaunchYU Aird & Berlis LLP Market Entry Prize event this Thursday.  

Thomas Mierzwa | Mercier Seminar Series

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Thomas Carey | Mercier Seminar Series

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

BEST Elle Hacks

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Abdullah Merei- “One to Watch” Bryden Award Recipient

December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Congratulations to our alumnus Abdullah Merei on receiving the “One to Watch” Bryden Award! Prof. Andrew Maxwell, Director of BEST was pleased to be a part of YorkU Bryden Award event and he appreciated Abdullah [...]

Christmas Video

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Make Someone Feel Special This Year

BEST talked to Jess Joss, the Executive Director of York Angels

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

BEST had a great opportunity to talk to Jess Joss, the Executive Director of York Angels. York Angels is one of the top five groups of Angel Investors in Canada, and connects early stage ventures [...]

LaunchYU RevUP workshop on funding and Financing

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

On November 14th, Prof Andrew Maxwell was invited to share his insights into how to attract funding from Business Angels with 100 entrepreneurs attending the LaunchYU workshop.  Drawing on his research, he shared insights into [...]

2nd Mercier Seminar on “Building Innovation Competencies”

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

2nd Mercier Seminar on “Building Innovation Competencies” On November 9th following a workshop with Lassonde and York faculty, more than 60 students heard insights into the future of university education from Dr. Thomas Carey (previously [...]

Lyofresh at Ontario Economic Summit

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Lyofresh at Ontario Economic Summit On November 8th and 9th, Lyofresh was invited to the Ontario Economic Summit as a guest of York University. The event focused on the topic of a heavy investment in [...]

Lassonde Students Returned from EWB-Technion Course sponsored by BEST

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Roger Carrick and Mitchell Palmer just returned from a 10-day sustainable community development course in Israel, combining community social work with sustainable development and engineering. Roger is a PhD student studying engineering design, and Mitch [...]

Professor Maxwell Presented at Dr. Tao’s Workshop

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Professor Maxwell Presented at Dr. Tao’s Workshop On October 19th, Dr. Vincent Tao returned to campus to receive his Honorary Doctor Degree and be recognized for his academic and entrepreneurial achievements. As part of this [...]

Fresh Success: Lyofresh wins first prize at Schulich Startup Night!

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

It was an evening of accomplishments for Lyofresh Technologies (BESTLab Startup) and other student-run start-ups. Tuesday night marked the 8th Schulich Startup Night pitch event where Lyofresh Technologies achieved first place, winning the $2,500 prize, $15K [...]

Mercier Seminar on “Sources of Innovation for Entrepreneurs”

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Standing room only for first Mercier Seminar on “Sources of Innovation for Entrepreneurs”   The annual Mercier Lecture has been a very successful annual event, bring students from Lassonde and Schulich together to hear how [...]

BEST startup graduates LaunchYU program, wins award

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

September 29, 2017 Lyofresh Technologies is proud to have participated in Innovation York’s LaunchYU AccelerateUP business accelerator program, where over the course of four months and 24 workshop sessions the company has benefited from training, [...]

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for Ladies

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

On August 3rd and August 9th, BlockchainHub the initiative at BEST Lab hosted meetings for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for ladies. “Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for Ladies” series at BlockchainHub has been created for the ladies who [...]

Lassonde and BEST host Vincent Tao – Chairman and Founder of Global Earth Investment Group

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

On August 1st, Lassonde school of engineering hosted Vincent Tao, the chairman and founder of global earth investment group, accompanied by York’s president, Rhonda Lenton. [...]

Lassonde teams up with FIRST Robotics Canada

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Dr. Terry Sachlos as part of a team with the Lassonde School of Engineering has partnered with First Robotics Canada to host the First Robotics competition from March 23-25, 2018. Read more HERE [...]

BlockChainHub Meetup

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

On July 20th, over 300 inquisitive minds from the York and Toronto technology community came [...]

BEST​ ​STEM​ ​Boot-Camp

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

On the last week of July, BESTLab hosted its first STEM Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, where some of Canada’s brightest young minds joined Lassonde incoming students to transform their science projects into viable businesses. This [...]

First Lego league (junior competition)

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

BEST Lab hosted First Lego league (junior competition) in partnership with Lassonde  School of Engineering on May 13, 2017 [...]

BEST’s Bergeron Medal was awarded to Oskar Niburski

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

An annual distinction given to two of the top students in the BEST program will be awarded the Bergeron Medal for obtaining entrepreneurial achievements while at Lassonde. This year, BEST’s Bergeron Medal was awarded [...]

Ernest C. Mercier Lecture in Entrepreneurial Science 2016 – Featuring Mr. Suneer Singh Tuli!

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

“Connecting the Forgotten Billions” Thursday, February 5, 2015 Robert E. McEwen Auditorium Schulich Business School, York University Presented by: Mr. Suneer Singh Tuli Founder and CEO of DataWind Ltd. Raised $30 million IPO [...]

Mercier Lecture and Workshop 2017 – Featuring John Baker!

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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Entrepreneurship Development Association- Workshop #5

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Marketing and Sales Strategies for Startups Join us to learn: How to market your product and/or services to potential clients The importance of subscriptions Client acquisition vs client values Click here for our facebook page

Technion Info Session #2!

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Topic: Information Session on International Experience Program Date & Time: Monday, 6th Feb; 1:00 – 2:30 pm Venue: Bergeron Centre Room 125 Description: Participate in a 3-week program focused on Entrepreneurship at Technion University in Haifa, Israel, in the  summer of 2017 [...]

Startup Weekend 2017!

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together York Region designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is [...]

Startup Updates

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Alpine Express: Olivia went to the Toronto Snow Show last month and learned about many ski resorts, manufacturers, and trainers. It was a great networking opportunity, and some of the people have expressed interest in [...]