Nov. 19, 2019
EngSci alumna Isi Caulder and her firm, Bereskin & Parr LLP, have been long-time supporters of U of T’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery.
A generous donation from law firm Bereskin & Parr LLP will support student teams in U of T’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery as they take their ideas from initial spark to viable startup.
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EngSci alumna Isi Caulder (EngSci 8T9, ElecE MASc 9T1, LLB 9T5) is a Bereskin & Parr partner and has been an enthusiastic student team mentor for over five years. “More and more EngSci students are pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities,” says EngSci’s Interim Chair, Professor Will Cluett. “The Hatchery is a wonderful place for nurturing our students with this passion. Isi and her firm are providing the kind of support needed to make this possible.”
Companies that were founded by EngSci students and got their start in the Hatchery include Pheedloop, Kepler Communications, and MedChart.
Are you an EngSci graduate who would like to engage with entrepreneurial students? Join the Entrepreneurship Hatchery Group in U of T Engineering CONNECT.
James Bateman launched MedChart after his father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer
EngSci alumnus James Bateman (1T3 Physics, ECE PhD candidate) knows a problem when he sees one. When his father-in-law underwent treatment for cancer, he saw firsthand the difficulty of coordinating his care across several medical facilities. The struggle of keeping track of medical records in many different formats from many different places added unnecessary stress to an already difficult difficult time.
Bateman and fellow EngSci alumnus Derrick Chow (1T3 Aerospace) decided to tackle this problem. Together they launched MedChart, a company that allows patients to pull records securely from multiple institutions to help caregivers more easily manage their care.
Click here to read how they want to make paper medical records a thing of the past!
Team Xpan (left to right: Zaid Atto (EngSci 1T6 + PEY), Seray Cicek (EngSci 1T6+ PEY), Chevis Dilbert (MechE 1T6 + PEY)) has created an expandable tool to help with laparoscopic surgery.
EngSci students are behind two of the winning startups from this year’s Hatchery Demo Day, held September 6 at U of T Engineering.
Zaid Atto (EngSci 1T6 + PEY) is the founder of Xpan, a company developing improved devices for laparoscopic surgery to increase surgical efficiency and reduce patient risk. Team Xpan — consisting of Atto, Seray Cicek (EngSci 1T6 + PEY) and Chevis Dilbert (MechE 1T6 + PEY) — took home the $10,000 Lacavera Prize. Their work has also been recognized with awards within and outside of the university.
Aakash Goel (EngSci 1T6 + PEY), the driver behind enginehire, won the $2,500 Orozco Prize for his development of a career matchmaking system for young engineers. The system uses proprietary algorithms to match companies with their ideal candidates at a low cost.
Click here to read the full story of how these entrepreneurial students are putting their EngSci education to work!