The Entrepreneurship Hatchery  ☰ 

Theme Idea Markets

This year, The Hatchery is kicking off the 2015 Theme Idea Markets on Thursday, September 24th from 4-5PM at BA4287. Our goal is to foster a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment and bring together different perspectives to build productive connections within U of T. We will focus on a different theme every week. We will have industry experts attending this events and will share their potentials ideas for problems they face in their specific industries.

Our Executive Director, Joseph Orozco and staff (who are also students!) will be present to provide an overview on the goals and events at the Hatchery during the year. The objective of the meet and greet is to mingle and get a sense of what The Hatchery is all about. It is also a chance for us to answer any queries about its programs and entrepreneurship in general.

We hope to see students from different academic and technical backgrounds there! It is a space to come together, network, build versatile teams and learn more about how you can get involved and realize your entrepreneurial aspirations.


Theme #1 – Health & Technology

Dr. Jas Chahal

Jas is an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon with an interest in health care outcomes and innovation.  He works at Women’s College Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital at the University of Toronto where his clinical practice is focused on shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy.  His research interests are related to stem cells, clinical trials, and sports medicine.  Jas also is the head orthopaedic consultant for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Football Team and the Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. Currently Jas is pursuing his MBA at Rotman and at the University of St. Gallen which he expects to finish early next year.

Dr. David Wasserstein

David is a Vancouver-born but resided in Toronto for most of his adult life.  His current position is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto. His clinical practice focuses on sports medicine injuries and soft-tissue trauma.  He work primarily out of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre which is the largest level-1 trauma centre in Canada, and splits his time doing Orthopaedic trauma and sports medicine.  He focuses mostly on the knee and foot/ankle, and enjoys working with athletes of all levels.  His current affiliations include Ryerson University Athletics and the NBA Toronto Raptors. He has training in basic science and clinical research.  He has active, collaborative research programs in biomechanics and injury prevention, clinical outcomes of surgery, and health care resource utilization.  He welcomes the opportunity to work with students from all disciplines, and in particular those interested in bringing new ideas and energy to the table.