Mathstronauts’ Month of Milestones

We are very proud of our alum Mathstronauts for their achievements in the month of February.  Sehrish Zehra, Executive Director of Mathstronauts, has been nominated for Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Award in areas of Science/Tech/Trades.  Mathstronauts is also celebrating five years of STEM Hacks, an annual science and engineering competition for Ontario youth that provides students with an opportunity to build their knowledge and skills such as coding, designing,…

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The Forge Clients Excel at Innovation Nation’s Student Innovation Showcase

Innovation Nation

Congratulations to our clients ImaginAble Solutions Inc. and Longan Vision for winning the “Best in the Innovation Showcase” award and the “Order of Merit” award, respectively, at this year’s Student Innovation Showcase.  We would also like to recognize our clients Lexivalley, Reviewerly, SkyVolt and Axcessiom Technologies who also showcased their innovative startups at the event on January 19. The Student Innovation Showcase featured over a dozen startups and students…

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Longan Vision won $200K bid

Longan Vision at CES

Beginning an undoubtedly promising New Year, our client Longan Vision Corp. won a national research bid for a $200K contract offered by Innovation Solution Canada, funded by The Department of National Defense (DND). The contract was for their innovative efforts in providing a long-term solution that will help Canadian firefighters work in a more Head Up Hands Free mode of operation on the fire ground. Additionally, they exhibited at…

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Alex Sopinka Makes 40 Under 40 List

Alex Sopinka 40 under 40

We are proud of Alex Sopinka, co-founder and CTO of our alum Obie.ai, for being recognized as Business Elite’s 40 Under 40.  This award distinguishes outstanding young Entrepreneurs and Executives under the age of 40 within North America for their impact on the world through their innovations and leadership.  Alex has proven to be an exceptional visionary and innovator, and will certainly continue to push forward the incredible success…

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ToeFX CTO Shortlisted for Women in IT 2019 Award

Women in IT Awards

The Forge wishes the best of luck to its alumus, ToeFX Inc., who’s chief technology officer, Dr. Irit Van-Ham, was shortlisted for the CTO of the Year category at the Women in IT Canada event. This prestigious award recognizes the work of talented, high achieving women working in IT today, and promotes women in leadership roles. The award ceremony will take place in Toronto on November 21, 2019. The…

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40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award – Hamilton

40 Under Forty

          The Forge is pleased to announce that this year’s 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Awards for the Hamilton Region were awarded to four of our clients and alumni:  Sarosha Imtiaz of Aiva Labs, Jacob Jackson of Medstack Inc., Candace Gagné of Challenger X Inc., and Dr. Monica Yazdanian for her work as the director of The Forge.  This prestigious award recognizes 40 business people…

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NanoPhyll Receives Award from Écotech Québec

          Congratulations to our alumnus NanoPhyll for receiving from Écotech Québec a “Eureka! Green and Prosperous Quebec Award”. Ecotech Québec evaluated pioneering companies who have adopted clean technologies and organizations that have found innovative solutions for their challenges, while improving their competitiveness and environmental performance. Nine companies were selected, including Nanophyll’s innovative nanocomposite coating technology. The permanent coating technology was used on Manac Inc., who…

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