NanoPhyll Inc. is Developing Proprietary Coating with Anti-Coronaviral Properties

NanoPhyll Developing Coating Anti-Coronaviral Properties

The Forge alumnus, NanoPhyll Inc. is looking into nanoparticle empowered coating solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NanoPhyll Inc. announced that they have received two Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Grants totaling $100K to address pandemic related research. Additionally, TriPhyll Inc. (a joint venture between NanoPhyll Inc. and Trillium Meditec Inc.) has shown positive results for their MAAC™ proprietary coating formulation. The proprietary nano-composite coating has…

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MobiStream Joins AC JumpStartTM Program, Receiving $30K and Mentorship

MobiStream Joins AC JumpStart Program COVID-19 Cohort

MobiStream, The Forge alumnus, was selected for a specialized 10-month COVID-19 Cohort as part of the Accelerator Centre’s JumpStartTM program. The Accelerator Centre will award MobiStream with $30K in seed funding and $10K in-kind business supports to build an ultra-secure communication tools to support remote work. “We are excited to be a part of the COVID-19 special cohort, which underscores the need for Canadian tech companies to come up…

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Obie.ai Raises $1Million, Accelerating the Launch of AI-Powered Knowledge Base

Obie.ai Raises $1M

Congratulations to Obie.ai, The Forge alumnus, that recently announced raising $1 Million CAD. Obie.ai used part of the funding to accelerate the launch of Obie Access, a new AI-powered knowledge base designed specifically for startups. The funding round, which closed in February 2020, was led by High Park Angels in Toronto, and included Dash40, Enterprise Fund, Sherpa Capital, Conconi Growth Partners, and others. Obie.ai is an innovative, Hamilton based…

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My Well Self Approved for Starter Company Plus Grant Funding

My Well Self

The Forge client My Well Self has received approval for the Starter Company Plus grant provided by the Hamilton Business Centre and the Ministry of Economic Development. My Well Self will receive $5,000 in funding, mentorship from experienced business advisors and entrepreneurs and access to workshops to assist their business growth.  This government-run program helps eligible growing startups work towards refining their business practices and assist entrepreneurs to further grow…

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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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AgeRate & Trademark DIY Receive $30K from AC JumpStart

Congratulations to our clients AgeRate and Trademark DIY, who have each received $30K in funding from AC JumpStart, a unique and innovative seed funding and mentorship program aimed at helping technology startups establish and grow their business in southern Ontario. In addition to receiving this funding, both AgeRate and Trademark DIY will also be given further access to one-to-one mentorship, market research, and connections to investors through the program….

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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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Resemble AI Raises $2M

On January 24, The Forge business incubator held its traditional gong celebration for our alumnus, Resemble AI, who secured $2 million in funding from Craft Ventures, Betaworks, AET Fund, and firstminute Capital on December 9, 2019. A few days before the funding announcement, Resemble AI launched Resemble Clone to replicate voices, additionally they offer Rezemblyzer to detect and prevent deep fakes. Utilizing the power of artificial intelligence and machine…

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Nix Sensor Receives $2 Million Investment from BDC Capital

Nix Sensor receives funding

Congratulations to our alumnus Nix Sensor who has received an investment of $2 million in non-dilutive financing from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).  Nix Sensor has shown tremendous success and growth with their world class colour measurement tools and is looking to use this investment to expand their global sales efforts and accelerate their product development.  Founder of Nix Sensor, Matt Sheridan, said the investment has come…

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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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