2unify Wins Big in September

2unify

September has been a month filled with achievements for 2unify, offering the world’s first hands-free robotic guitar tuning stand, tuning any 6-string guitar in under 20 seconds with an accuracy of two cents. The Forge client placed third in the Entrepreneurship World Cup pitch Competition (EWC) Canadian National Finals, their co-founder Michael Jobity was named a Top Talent Under 25 in the category of Innovation, and they filmed their…

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PROVA Innovations Wins Award from Ontario Brain Institute

PROVA Innovations Ltd. - Matthew Rosato

PROVA Innovations Ltd. joined the latest cohort of 2020 ONtrepreneurs headed by the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), winning Canada’s single largest award for early-stage neurotech entrepreneurs. PROVA Innovations is a medical start-up focused on developing smart, at-home wearable devices that aid in neuro motor control and neurorehabilitation in children and adults suffering from mobility restrictions. They received a $50K investment, training, mentorship, and commercialization support to continue the growth…

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StrongBó Agritech Wins Big in the Cork Summer Show in Ireland

StrongBó Agritech Wins Big in the Cork Summer Show in Ireland

Congratulations to The Forge client StrongBó Agritech on winning two of five awards during Munster Agricultural Society’s Cork Summer Show held online on July 4-5, 2020. StrongBó won the “Best Agri Tech Award” and the “Best Overall” Agri Innovation award. In addition, Michael McInerney, CEO and Founder of StrongBó was awarded the “Young Agri Innovator Award.” Strongbó aims to revolutionise the beef production industry by creating a data-based value…

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Michael Jobity named Leading Innovator by The Logic

Michael Jobity Leading Innovator

Congratulations to Michael Jobity, The Forge client, who has been selected as a “Leading Innovator From The Class of 2020” by The Logic. Jobity is an Engineering Physics & Management undergraduate student at McMaster University, a musician and the co-founder of 2unify. 2unify is a music-tech startup offering an innovative hands-free robotic guitar tuning stand. Jobity also recently launched FlameOn (flame-on.ca), a website that connects students to industry projects…

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Hyivy Health Selected as a Finalist at Startupfest Pitch Competition

Hyivy Health Pitch for StartupFest

Hyivy Health, The Forge client, has been selected as a finalist for Startupfest’s Audience and The Grandmother’s Choice awards at their pitch competition. Hyivy Health has created the first connected pelvic rehabilitation device for women experiencing symptoms from pelvic cancers and diseases. The tenth annual Startupfest is a global gathering of the world’s best entrepreneurs, founders, investors and mentors. The event will be broadcasted live from Old Montreal on…

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Five Forge Clients Selected as LiONS LAIR Finalists

Congratulations to five startups from The Forge that have been selected as finalists in Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness Competition: B Data Solutions, ImaginAble Solutions, MyPalate Inc., PULSE Life Saving Inc., and Reviewerly. Anticipation is rising for Innovation Factory’s “LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness” competition that will take place on September 21-24, 2020 and will be delivered as a virtual bracket-style tournament with four days of head-to-head pitch match-ups….

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ImaginAble Solutions is a 2020 Student Entrepreneur Finalists

Imaginable Solutions Finalist in Student Entrepreneur National Competition

Congratulations to our client ImaginAble Solutions who was selected as one of the 12 finalists for the Enactus Canada 2020 Student Entrepreneur National Competition, presented by HSBC Bank Canada. Finalists will pitch their business for a chance to be named Student Entrepreneur National Champion and win $10,000 through the Enactus Canada National Exposition in May 2020. ImaginAble Solutions is a biomedical engineering company committed to enhancing the quality of…

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The Forge McMaster Announces Student Startup Competition Winners

Student Startup Competition Winners

As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced entrepreneurs to work out of their homes or perhaps basements where their ideas were born, these circumstances did not curb the enthusiasm, talent and ambition of The Forge Student Startup Competition Finalists. The Forge held its sixth annual Student Startup Competition virtually on March 30, 2020, bringing together 12 finalists pitching to a panel of esteemed judges, each one showcasing a unique and…

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The Forge Clients Win Prizes at Life Science Pitch Competition

Synapse Competition and Praxis Prize

Congratulations to our clients PROVA Innovations Ltd. and Axcessiom Technologies Inc. for their impressive pitches during the Innovation Factory’s Seventh Synapse Life Science Competition, held virtually on March 25, 2020.  PROVA Innovations Ltd. was awarded second place, with a prize of $17,000 in cash, $4,000 in-kind services from Shift Health, and $2,000 in-kind services from Bereskin & Parr. The annual pitch competition included 12 finalists pitching for a chance…

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The Forge Clients Shine at iF Pitch & Networking Night

Congratulations to our clients PUSLE Lifesaving and iNT-BiN, who placed second and received the People’s Choice award, respectively, at Innovation Factory’s Pitch & Networking Night.  On February 26, six companies competed in a pitch competition for an opportunity to win cash prizes to go towards their business.  With over 75 people in attendance, the event was a success showcasing local entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas.  Congratulations to all the…

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