AgeRate named Top Pick by Best Startup Canada and Top Graduate by Next AI


AgeRate, has been selected as the Top 101 pick by Best Startup Canada for two categories, Health Diagnostic Companies and Personal Health Companies in Canada and has graduated in the top of its cohort within the NextAI program. The Forge client is an Ontario-based startup offering an at-home blood test and a mobile app that helps track aging in real-time, enabling users to make smarter lifestyle choices. The startups…

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ImaginAble Solutions on top 20 shortlist for The James Dyson Award

Imaginable Solutions CEO and product

Lianna Genovese, founder and CEO of ImaginAble Solutions Inc., has made it to the top 20 shortlist for The James Dyson Award, after winning the National James Dyson Award on August 25 for her invention, Guided HandsTM. Genovese is a biomedical and mechanical engineering student in her final year at McMaster University and The Forge client who won the runner-up grand prize in The Forge Student Startup Competition in…

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The Forge clients take top prizes at AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

Congratulations AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge finalists Hyivy Health, Imaginable Solutions and Prova Innovations

The Forge clients Hyivy Health, Imaginable Solutions and Prova Innovations were finalists in the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge held virtually on October 7, 2021. The challenge supports and recognizes top startups in Canada’s technology and aging sector. Six finalists were asked to pitch and answer questions from an expert judging panel on how their technology-based solution can positively impact older Canadians and / or caregivers. Rachel Bartholomew, founder and…

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VoxNeuro’s tech rolled out to two clinics


VoxNeuro The Forge alumnus was featured in The Hamilton Spectator article. Read the ORIGINAL ARTICLE, Saira Peesker, The Hamilton Spectator, August 16, 2021. After being approved as a medical device by Health Canada in July, the brain-health software made by Hamilton’s VoxNeuro ( is being rolled out to two local clinics. Read more on TheSpec.  

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AgeRate and Longan Vision top picks by Best Startup Canada

AgeRate and Longan Vision

AgeRate and Longan Vision, The Forge clients, have been named as two of the top 101 “Canada based Product Design companies” by Best Startup Canada. AgeRate is an at-home blood test and mobile app that helps track aging in real-time, enabling users to make smarter lifestyle choices. Longan Vision focuses on providing support and solutions to the First Responder industry. Their flagship product is the Fusion Vision System ,…

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LightBoard Depot Inc. unveils the FLEX

LightBoard FLEX - mini lightboard

On August 3, 2021, LightBoard Depot Inc., a forward-thinking startup that devised a transparent screen similar to a see-through whiteboard, unveiled the new “Mini” lightboard, The LightBoard FLEX. The FLEX provides added convenience and flexibility to its users, measuring 24”x36”, it can easily fit on top of a desk or be transported on a business trip. LightBoard Depot’s products are being used in numerous industries and have been revolutionizing remote…

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Longan Vision launches testing program

Longan Vision - visor

On August 3, 2021, Longan Vision, a Forge client, launched a Pilot Test program for their latest Fusion Vision System (FVS) an augmented-reality (AR) visor with thermal imaging. The visor can be attached to a variety of styles of firefighter helmets for enhanced vision in low to no-light or smoke-filled environments. The visor also features an easy-to-read heads-up display (HUD) giving users the ability to see through smoke, examine the…

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VoxNeuro secures Class II Medical Device designation


On July 28, 2021, VoxNeuro, The Forge alumnus, received Health Canada Class II Medical Device designation for its proprietary Cognitive Health Assessment Management Platform™ (CHAMP). VoxNeuro will begin rolling out the software as a medical device across its Canadian Test Centers. This news comes soon after VoxNeuro’s FDA registration for the distribution of CHAMP as a Class II Exempt Medical Device in the US market this past May. VoxNeuro’s…

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Obie wins 17 awards from G2 & introduces features

Obie- The Forge alumni - People clapping

On July 12, 2021, Obie received 17 more awards from G2 for Summer 2021 and was recognized as a “Leader” in productivity bots software by G2 for Summer 2021.  The Forge Alumnus leverages AI to capture knowledge from silos and deliver answers where questions are asked. G2 is one of the world’s leading tech marketplaces and software review aggregators, that scores products and vendors based on reviews gathered from…

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Two Forge startups dare to enter the LiONS LAIR

Congrats Admass and Axcessiom Technologies LiONS LAIR

On June 9, 2021, the Hamilton-based startups Admass and Axcessiom Technologies Inc., were selected as finalists in Innovation Factory’s “LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness” competition. AdMass, The Forge client, offers a quick way for companies to connect with creators who help increase sales and trust in their brand. Axcessiom Technologies, The Forge alumnus, has developed an advanced driver assistance system that uses facial gesture recognition technology to provide drivers with…

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