The Forge Clients Win Big at Innovation Factory Pitch Night Competition

iF Pitch Night Winners

Congratulations to Jacoby Joukema, Founder of InFlow Machine Learning, who won first place and $750 at Innovation Factory’s Pitch Night, as well as our client Lianna Genovese, Founder of ImagineABLE Solutions Inc., who won the People’s Choice Award and $150.  The competition was held on October 23rd and showcased eight startups, each pitching for five minutes for a chance to win cash prizes to be used to grow their businesses.

“The Forge has restructured our idea of how a product fits into the market and how to ensure that a scalable business is the priority throughout,” explained Joukema.  The Innovation Factory Pitch night was a great opportunity for the participants to meet incredible members of the Hamilton community working in various industries.  “All the companies that pitched showcased the extreme diversity in products, services, and business models all stemming out of the Hamilton community.  Attending the competition provided us with significant exposure to the Hamilton community and allowed us to reach new players in the private sector. Placing first gives us confidence that we are on the right track in terms of our development path and Go-To-Market strategy,” said Joukema following the event.