Mohammad Tahvili

Foundational Spaces provides a community-based solution to housing insecurity in Durham

After Elizabeth O’Brien and her husband, Cliff Suld hosted a refugee family in their home in 2017, they were introduced to the bleak state of the Durham housing market. When the pandemic struck, O’Brien and Suld became increasingly aware of the housing crisis’ impact on those in unstable housing situations when they met a pregnant …

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ICUBE Welcomes Three New Start-ups to the Venture Forward Program

ICUBE’s Venture Forward Program is excited to welcome three new start-ups: Arbre, Ei Amplified, and A.R. Environmental Solutions Inc. Arbre Arbre is a sustainable sun care brand, an idea born from two friends who wanted to disrupt the conventional sunscreen industry. The industry has lacked innovation and diversity, and sunscreen products are often not designed …

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Introducing the Leap Startup League Startup Showcase Winners

The Leap StartUp League Showcase welcomed a talented variety of entrepreneurs. At the end of the night, Foundational Spaces, Diaspora Games Ltd., Outevsky Bespoke Dance Studio, and Picnic T.O took home the prizes. 1st Place: Foundational Spaces Foundational Spaces provides a full-service solution to create affordable rentals geared to those on social assistance. Housing insecurity …

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ICUBE graduate team, Anomaly Innovations, provides an application development platform for start-ups

When Jay V and Frank Wang – founders of software company Anomaly Innovations – started developing products as computer engineering students at the University of Waterloo, they ran into complications that many early-stage application developers struggle with. “There are a lot of tools that help you get started easily, but when you reach a certain …

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Venture Forward Program Welcomes Four New Startups!

ICUBE’s Venture Forward Program is thrilled to welcome four new startups: Archipelago Genomics Inc., LIOHAN Inc., LOGIMIX Inc., and EduTechnoz Inc. ARCHIPELAGO GENOMICS INC. Archipelago is a unique virtual marketplace and subscription service that connects consumers looking for personalized lifestyle services with professionals who offer expert lifestyle programs based on the consumer’s genetics and goals. …

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Introducing 2021’s PRIDE Pitch Winners: Archipelago Genomic Inc. and Maya Saggar Consulting

On June 16th, ICUBE was thrilled to host the second year of PRIDE Pitch, a competition that offers $5,000 in cash prizes to recognize, reward, and accelerate the U of T community’s LGBTQ2S+ entrepreneurs. The participants – Yalla! Let’s Talk., Maya Saggar Consulting, HeyGenius, Walking on Water Fashion Show, and Archipelago – all filled the …

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#UofTPRIDEPITCH 2021: Celebrating U of T’S LGBTQ2S+ Entrepreneurs

This Pride month, the spotlight is on the University of Toronto’s LGBTQ2S+ entrepreneurs for the second year of the PRIDE Pitch Competition. On June 16th, U of T Entrepreneurship and Positive Space will open the (virtual) doors for all three campuses’ selected participants, where they will have five minutes to pitch their ideas to a …

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Suitable Accounting Software for your Small Business

There are numerous accounting software available for small businesses that provide a diverse array of features that could benefit your business’ unique needs. However, making the decision could be difficult and time-consuming as you’d have to research the accounting software that is appropriate for your specific business dynamic, offer the features you need and is …

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