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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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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New Business Incubator Cohort Moves In

Welcome new business incubator cohort!

At the beginning of the New Year we welcomed six new companies to the Business Incubator January 2020 Cohort.  These brilliant, innovative startups are setting out to provide unique solutions to modern-day problems, and we are very excited to provide them with key resources and relationships that will help them further their growth and development.  Our new clients include E-suite.com, TrademarkDIY Inc., BData Solutions, Illume Labs, Predict Technologies, and…

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The Forge and Innovation Factory Grand Opening of Innovation Hub

On November 6th, The Forge and Innovation Factory celebrated their official Grand Opening for their new co-located office space, creating Hamilton’s one stop shop for innovation. The Forge, the business incubator funded by McMaster University, and Innovation Factory, Hamilton’s regional innovation centre, work with tech start-ups in the Hamilton region to build successful businesses. The space was made possible through the Government of Canada’s FedDev Ontario program, which provided…

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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…

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Startup School Begins

We are excited to announce the commencement of our Startup School program with a new cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs.  This program fast tracks participants’ business ideas and offers workshops on key points of starting a business, so they are ready to launch their business after graduating from the program.  The participants will have access to mentors who will assist them in growing their businesses and access to the workspace…

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VoxNeuro, MedStack and NanoPhyll Inc. Compete in ElevateR Pitch Competition

The Forge Alumni VoxNeuro, MedStack, and NanoPhyll competed in the annual ElevateR Pitch Competition at the Elevate Tech Fest in Toronto on September 24-25.  They were among Canada’s top 32 start-ups who competed for $10,000 in aws credits and entrance into Blake Cassels and Grayden’s Nitro Program, presenting in front of world-class investors and celebrity judges.  Nanophyll and VoxNeuro went head to head in the first round, impressing the…

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