Author Archives: micah

H2i Client in MarketsInsider – Centric Health Announces Strategic Agreement for Innovative Medication Delivery Appliance

Centric Health Corporation (“Centric Health” or “the Company”) (TSX: CHH), Canada’s leading diversified healthcare company, today announced that it has signed a strategic distribution and supply agreement and a strategic investment with AceAge Inc. (“AceAge”) for its “Karie” home-based automated drug delivery appliance.

Designed for individuals taking multiple medications, particularly seniors living independently or without full-time care, Karie is an innovative device that makes it simple to follow complex medication regimes by automatically delivering prescription drugs, in the correct dosage and at the right time. The medication comes pre-organized in an easy-to-load cartridge and the patient’s medication schedule is also stored. Karie goes off like an alarm clock when it’s time for each dose and provides a visual and audio alert. It can also be set to automatically notify a family member or caregiver if a dose is ever missed. Continue Reading


How do you build a more diverse tech company? It starts at the top

When Huda Idrees founded Dot Health, a health technology startup in Toronto, she had a radical thought: what if her new company’s culture didn’t have to suck?

In an industry where women and people of colour are often underrepresented, a company’s first hires typically reflect its founding team — so mostly white, and mostly male. But Idrees’s startup is a striking example of what can happen when the opposite is true.

“If I’m leading the company, I can set the tone for it,” said Idrees, who was previously the chief product officer at the finance startup Wealthsimple. “And it does happen top-down.” Continue Reading

UofT’s science leaders talk women diversity, discrimination in STEM

University of Toronto students Ekaterina An, Alexandra Mogadam and Melissa Galati  spent countless lunch breaks talking about the challenges they face as women in medicine. An and Mogadam are in the master’s program and Galati is a PhD student in the Institute of Medical Science at the Faculty of Medicine. They talked about issues like how conscious women have to be of their appearance, whether they can express their femininity and whether women have to work harder to be taken seriously. But the questions proved too big for the three U of T graduate students. Continue Reading

H2i was a proud supporter of the event,  It Was Never A Dress, that showcased a panel of U of T’s trailblazers in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine for a discussion at Hart House on Aug. 1.

If you were unable to attend the event, you can find the social media recap of the night, here!

“Solving the Reproducibility Crisis: Standards, Validations, and Machine Learning”

Please join us for free lunch in an upcoming symposium on Research Reproducibility.

Reproducibility in science is a pertinent issue that takes the collective effort of the entire research community to solve.

In this symposium, key opinion leaders and stakeholders in research reproducibility will delve deeper into the crisis, and discuss how

1.      Standards for research practices,
2.      Proper validations of biological reagents,
3.      The advance of machine-learning technology

…can help circumvent the reproducibility crisis. The symposium will take place on Wednesday, Aug 16 from 9:30am – 1:00pm at the Medical Sciences Building, Rm2170.

Please click here to register (FREE) 

Complementary lunch and coffee will be provided to registrants.


H2i is Hiring!

The Health Innovation Hub (H2i) in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is seeking a
temporary, full-time Administrator to assist with the day to day functioning of the H2i. The contract will
run from August 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017.

The Health Innovation Hub is the Faculty of Medicine’s Campus Linked Accelerator whose mission is to
educate, facilitate, and partner trainee initiated commercialization of Health Matters. It currently
supports over 55 commercialization ventures and has seen a year over year growth of 30 venture
companies per year since it inception in 2015. Under the general direction of the Co-Directors, the
incumbent will provide full administrative and planning support to the Health Innovation Hub.

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to the Co-Directors of the Health
Innovation Hub by Sunday August 20, 2017.

Click here for the full posting

Break into the Inner Circle of Life Science Dealmaking

BioPharm AmericaTM is a unique partnering event that moves your company and assets to the next level. No other event combines high-caliber partnering with power networking in an intimate setting. As the industry’s premier life science partnering event, it’s the perfect place to connect with strategic partners and get your innovation funded!

September 26–27, 2017
Sheraton Boston Hotel,
Boston, MA

The Travel Experience Incubator Challenge

The Travel Experience Incubator Challenge welcomes ideas, both big and small, that collectively build a better end-to-end travel experience for every traveler and will support startups to prepare them for potential pilot opportunities and investments. Up to six startups will each win cash prizes and participate in a three-month, travel-focused incubator program starting in September 2017 with opportunities for paid piloting and investment at the program’s conclusion.

The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT)

The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) has become the premier international IT forum. Discussion topics range from emerging markets and technologies to legal and policy issues, user perspectives, new business opportunities and developing political and economic trends. The WCIT consistently attracts high level, internationally recognized leaders from government, industry and academia.

September 10, 2017  – September 13, 2017