Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week with The Forge

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is taking place November 8-14. Many departments, faculties, and clubs across the McMaster campus have come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in our community. Keep your eyes open for various opportunities to start or support your innovation journey. Throughout the week you can expect plenty of workshops, seminars, networking opportunities, social events, virtual challenges and much more! By getting involved with a GEW event,…

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Longan Vision showcased in Google for Startups Accelerator Demo Day

The top startups in the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada accelerator program presented their companies during the virtual Demo Day 2020 event, held on November 26. The Google for Startups Accelerator Canada is a three-month digital program for Seed to Series A technology startups whereby Longan Vision was part of their inaugural cohort. As clients of The Forge, Longan Vision are developing smart goggles to improve work experience and…

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The Forge Demo Day Showcased Summer Academy Startups

The Forge hosted another successful Entrepreneur Demo Day on September 17, showcasing the top teams from our Summer Startup Academy. Demo Day offered a chance for the student-led startups to present their startups to investors, members of the entrepreneurship ecosystem and community members. Front Row Ventures partnered with The Forge again this year for the event and held investor meetings with selected student-led startups. The startups that exhibited during…

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Meet the Innovators behind Demo Day!

The Forge Entrepreneur Demo Day

On September 17, The Forge is hosting our annual Entrepreneur Demo Day to showcase the top teams from our Summer Startup Academy that have launched or grown their startups over the summer at The Forge. These proud startups are finalists from our $100K pitch competition in March and have gained numerous tools to develop successful businesses through their work with our expert mentors and service professionals. Get to know the startups…

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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 Selected as Student Entrepreneur National Competition Finalist

ImaginAble Solutions Selected Finalist

ImaginAble Solutions, The Forge client, was selected as one of twelve finalists in the Enactus 2020 Student Entrepreneur National Competition, presented by HSBC Bank Canada. The 12 finalists pitch to a panel of industry leading judges at the Enactus Canada National Exposition for a chance to win $10K. The winners will be announced on June 18. “ImaginAble Solutions is beyond honoured and excited to be a finalist in the…

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The Forge Business Incubator and Startup School Graduations

The Forge Business Incubator and Startup School Graduations

Congratulations to our Business Incubator and Startup School cohorts graduating in April 2020. We are so proud of all the hard work these teams have put into building the next generation of innovative Hamilton based businesses and look forward to seeing them continue to grow. These companies have started to face unprecedented challenges amid the pandemic and we are pleased to see numerous startups being able to quickly pivot…

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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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