EmergConnect prioritizes convenience, streamlining clerical work and optimizing wait times

EmergConnect - Image of waiting room

In the future, EmergConnect wants to use the platform to direct patients to the care that best suits their needs. EmergConnect’s game-changing digital platform is aiming to improve patient satisfaction, alleviate clinician clerical workloads, and improve efficiency by streamlining medical administration efforts. The Forge client offers the first-ever centralized digital platform for every step in patient registration, digital triage, individualized wait time predictions and ideal care environment redirection. Founder…

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Welcome back to Startup Survivor!

Startup Survivor

The sun is out, and the beaches are calling! The second ever Startup Survivor Program presented by The Forge is now open for the season! The Forge’s Startup Survivor Challenge and Pitch Competition is one of two programs offered by the incubator. Ten eager student startups are put to the test facing all sorts of challenges, setbacks, and adversaries to determine the Startup Survivor Champion. The program is aimed…

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Boardball is a more accessible version of volleyball, and a new favourite summer sport

Playing Boardball on the beach

Founder Amanda Nguyen designed Boardball so everyone can play volleyball anytime, anywhere. Beach volleyball players know the frustration of jockeying for a spot in line to get to a net on a beautiful summer day. A favourite pastime of beach sports, organizing a volleyball game can be a hassle. Eleven friends are needed and so is access to a net and a court. Boardball helps to lower these barriers…

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Prova Innovations and ImaginAble Solutions win the Arthritis Society’s Arthritis Ideator Awards

PROVA Innovations and ImaginAble Solutions founders

PROVA Innovations and ImaginAble Solutions, The Forge clients, have been selected as winners of the Arthritis Society’s inaugural Arthritis Ideator Awards, each taking home $50,000 to support developing their innovative ventures. The Arthritis Ideator Program is an integral part of the Arthritis Society’s bold Innovation Strategy. Matthew Rosato, president and founder of PROVA Innovations pitched their WithinStride® ‘Smart’ in-soles that aid in gait rehabilitation for people with early- and…

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VoxNeuro Announces Significant Milestones on its Mission to Become “The Brain Company”

VoxNeuro CEO

The Forge client VoxNeuro Inc. has met three significant developments recently. The Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) brain health company that analyzes brain-based biomarkers to assess cognitive function has announced a number of significant developments including: (i) receipt of US patent 11278230 entitled “Systems and methods for cognitive health assessment” which provides protection for VoxNeuro’s competitive advantage (specific EEG-based neuropsychological assessments that generate event-related potentials associated with key…

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Longan Vision secures over $1M Head Up Hands-Free Contract

Longan Vision wearing mounted thermal imager

Longan Vision, The Forge client developing smart technology for First Responders, has announced that it has secured the Head Up Hands-Free Phase 2 contract award of over $1 Million from Innovation Solutions Canada (ISC), funded by the Department of National Defense (DND). The contract is for Longan Vision’s innovative efforts in providing a long-term solution that will help Canadian firefighters work in a more Head-Up Hands-Free mode of operation…

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Three Forge clients are finalists in Synapse Life Science Competition

Three Forge clients are finalists in Synapse

The Forge clients Tenomix, Celerite Labs and Dahlia have been selected as finalists in the ninth annual Synapse Life Science Competition Pitch Showcase. The showcase is designed to help innovative life science companies launch into the market by pairing up innovators with business and entrepreneurship students. Fourteen nascent startups have been selected as finalists and will participate in the showcase taking place on March 23, 2022. Tenomix, co-founded by…

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Lianna Genovese wins Young Trailblazer Award

Lianna wins Young Trailblazer Award

Lianna Genovese won the Young Trailblazer Award as part of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards for the Hamilton and Halton regions. Genovese is McMaster University student in her final year in the biomedical and mechanical engineering program and the founder of ImaginAble Solutions. The Forge client developed Guided HandsTM, an assistive device that enables people with limited fine motor skills to paint, draw, write, and use a tablet…

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ImaginAble Solutions demos device to Minister Fedeli

Minister Fedeli and Lianna Genovese

Lianna Genovese, founder and CEO of ImaginAble Solutions, demonstrated her Guided HandsTM innovative assistive device to Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, during his tour of McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI). The Forge client launched Guided HandsTM to the market in August 2021. The device enables people with limited fine motor skills to paint, draw, write, and use a tablet or computer. Genovese is a…

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Axcessiom wins second place in Accessible Mobility competition

Axcessiom wins pitch competition

Axcessiom Technologies Inc. secured second place at the Accessible Mobility: Towards a Zero-Barrier pitch competition hosted by the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) and General Motors Canada (GM). Shanjay Kailayanathan, founder and product developer, and Hanna Haponenko product design and operations lead, represented Axcessiom in the pitch competition. The Forge client is a software and electronics manufacturing startup that builds intuitive and accessible products while keeping safety, reliability and…

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