ImaginAble Solutions on top 20 shortlist for The James Dyson Award

Imaginable Solutions CEO and product

Lianna Genovese, founder and CEO of ImaginAble Solutions Inc., has made it to the top 20 shortlist for The James Dyson Award, after winning the National James Dyson Award on August 25 for her invention, Guided HandsTM. Genovese is a biomedical and mechanical engineering student in her final year at McMaster University and The Forge client who won the runner-up grand prize in The Forge Student Startup Competition in…

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The Forge clients take top prizes at AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

Congratulations AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge finalists Hyivy Health, Imaginable Solutions and Prova Innovations

The Forge clients Hyivy Health, Imaginable Solutions and Prova Innovations were finalists in the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge held virtually on October 7, 2021. The challenge supports and recognizes top startups in Canada’s technology and aging sector. Six finalists were asked to pitch and answer questions from an expert judging panel on how their technology-based solution can positively impact older Canadians and / or caregivers. Rachel Bartholomew, founder and…

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The Forge Startup Survivor Pitch Competition awards $31,000

The Startup Survivor Tribal Council has spoken. The Forge Startup Survivor Pitch Competition has named four McMaster-based startups that will be taking home $31,000 in cash prizes to continue growing their early-stage ventures. The Forge’s summer program supports early-stage novel and scalable startups founded by McMaster University students and recent graduates. During the summer, ten student startups were accepted into the program. The founders completed a series of six…

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Obie wins 17 awards from G2 & introduces features

Obie- The Forge alumni - People clapping

On July 12, 2021, Obie received 17 more awards from G2 for Summer 2021 and was recognized as a “Leader” in productivity bots software by G2 for Summer 2021.  The Forge Alumnus leverages AI to capture knowledge from silos and deliver answers where questions are asked. G2 is one of the world’s leading tech marketplaces and software review aggregators, that scores products and vendors based on reviews gathered from…

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Imaginable Solutions Founder Wins International Innovation Award

Imaginable Solutions GSEA

On May 4, 2021, Lianna Genovese, CEO & founder of the Hamilton-based startup and The Forge client, ImaginAble Solutions, brought home the Innovation Award at the 2021 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). The premier global competition, aimed at university and college student entrepreneurs, is hosted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a high-quality support network of over 15,000 like-minded leaders across 61 countries who recognize exceptional student entrepreneurs around the…

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Obie receives 16 G2 Awards

Obie logo and clapping for award

The support for Obie has been strong by their users, with The Forge alumnus receiving additional awards in spring from G2, one of the world’s leading marketplaces for tech and software with reviews. On April 4, Obie received 16 Spring 2021 awards in the following categories: Momentum Leader (three awards), Leader(Productivity Bots), High Performer – Mid-Market (2 awards), High Performer (5 awards), Easiest Admin (Enterprise), Fastest Implementation (Enterprise), Easiest…

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Hyivy Health selected runner up in Pitch for the Purse Finale

HyIvy Health selected runner up in Pitch for the Purse Finale

On February 25, 2021, Rachel Bartholomew, CEO and founder of Hyivy Health, pitched her intelligent and holistic pelvic therapy device for women with a pelvic health diagnosis during the Odlum Brown Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) Gala: Pitch for the Purse Finale.  Hyivy Health received the second-highest number of audience votes and was selected as one of two runner-ups, receiving a $5,000 reward. The Pitch for the Purse Finale…

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BDATA places third in an international ARTC Startup Challenge

BDATA places third in an international ARTC Startup Challenge

On February 4, 2021, B Data Solutions Inc. (BDATA) was awarded third place in the 2021 ARTC Startup Challenge broadcasted from Singapore, with the event taking place virtually. Startups from sixty countries participated in the Startup Challenge presented by the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and A*StartCentral and the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R). The Forge alumnus, BDATA, pitched their…

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Obie receives numerous G2 awards

Obie receives numerous G2 awards

On January 6, G2 recognized Obie in the following categories for their Winter 2021 awards: Momentum Leader, Category Leader, Easiest Setup (Enterprise), Fastest Implementation (Enterprise), Easiest Admin (Enterprise), Easiest to do Business With (Enterprise), High Performer, and High Performer (Mid-Market segment). Obie is a knowledge base software and support accelerator on a mission to make knowledge universally accessible at work. The Forge Alumnus leverages AI to capture knowledge from…

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ImaginAble Solutions receives top prizes in pitch competitions

Imaginable Solutions

Lianna Genovese, the CEO and founder of Imaginable Solutions impressed a panel of judges and audience members with her pitch and innovative business idea in the 2020 BioTEC Pitch Competition and in the Toronto Finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. In the competitions, Genovese pitched Guided HandsTM, an assistive device designed to help people experiencing limited hand mobility in writing, painting, drawing, and using a tablet/computer. On December…

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