Ernest C. Mercier Lecture: Dr. Allan Carswell: Entrepreneurs: Born? Or Created? The BEST Lab presented the Mercier Lecture on November 7th featuring Dr. Allan Carswell as the guest speaker, and hosted more than 200 guests at the Bergeron Centre of Engineering Excellence. The Mercier Lecture commemorates Eileen Mercier's late husband Ernest C. [...]
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4th Mercier Seminar: How Start-ups Fail and Why A Few Succeed On Entrepreneurship as an Art [/fusion_builder_column] The BEST Lab presented the first Mercier Seminar Series event of the year on October 22nd. The Director of the BEST Lab at Lassonde, Dr. Andrew Maxwell, was pleased to welcome his colleague and friend, Dr. Shlomo [...]
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 same as invention, and it’s not only for high tech companies. At its core, innovation is about creating new value [...]
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, BA ’16) from the Lassonde School of Engineering, the company aims to address food waste globally by developing a novel [...]
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 between Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and York University gives students from the Lassonde School of Engineering and the [...]
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 Canada. What is C-Lab? The C-Lab program is the first peer-to-peer community based incubation program for Blockchain start-ups. C-Lab supports [...]
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 future with leadership of Dr. Tim Jones, the Program Director of the Future Agenda, the World Largest Open Foresight Initiative. [...]
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. https://startupheretoronto.com/type/profiles/lyofresh-technologies-tackles-food-waste-woes-with-low-cost-freeze-drying/