2unify wins gold medal at Innovation Week IWA 2020 held in Morocco

2unify, The Forge client, recently won a gold medal at International Innovation Week IWA 2020 competition, headquartered in Morocco, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition gathers the brightest inventors from around the world from over 30 countries and selects the top global inventions in the category of innovation and advanced technologies. 2unify was presented with the gold medal for inventing and building the world’s first hands-free…

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Imaginable Solutions Founder Wins International Innovation Award

Imaginable Solutions GSEA

On May 4, 2021, Lianna Genovese, CEO & founder of the Hamilton-based startup and The Forge client, ImaginAble Solutions, brought home the Innovation Award at the 2021 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). The premier global competition, aimed at university and college student entrepreneurs, is hosted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a high-quality support network of over 15,000 like-minded leaders across 61 countries who recognize exceptional student entrepreneurs around the…

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BDATA and Advantech announce a strategic partnership

BDATA partners with Advantech

On April 30, BDATA, The Forge alumnus, and Advantech have announced a strategic partnership to provide blockchain-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) security solutions. BDATA offers blockchain-driven secure, immutable, and auditable data streaming technology. Advantech is a leader in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) edge systems. The original article can be found on Marketwatch, published on April 26, 2021. BDATA and Advantech have announced a strategic partnership to promote and…

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Obie receives 16 G2 Awards

Obie logo and clapping for award

The support for Obie has been strong by their users, with The Forge alumnus receiving additional awards in spring from G2, one of the world’s leading marketplaces for tech and software with reviews. On April 4, Obie received 16 Spring 2021 awards in the following categories: Momentum Leader (three awards), Leader(Productivity Bots), High Performer – Mid-Market (2 awards), High Performer (5 awards), Easiest Admin (Enterprise), Fastest Implementation (Enterprise), Easiest…

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PULSE develops augmented reality first aid training with Mohawk

Pulse partners with Mohawk College and receives Mitacs funding

On April 1, PULSE Lifesaving (PULSE) announced an applied research collaboration with Mohawk College poised to transform how Canadians receive first aid training. PULSE is an educational technology company and accredited lifesaving and first aid training provider developing innovative new ways to train a workforce remotely using augmented reality. The partnership will accelerate the development of a functional AR prototype, with a planned beta version launch of the AR…

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2unify, BData, Imaginable Solutions, & Hyivy Health were accepted to Collision

Congrats on being accepted to Collision

The Forge is thrilled to announce that four of our clients, 2unify, B Data Solutions (BData), Imaginable Solutions, and Hyivy Health have been selected to participate in North America’s fastest-growing tech conference, Collision, on April 20-22, 2021. Collision brings together Fortune 500 companies, ground-breaking startups and world-class speakers. All the founders had the opportunity to apply for PITCH competition, 40 Words competition, and mentor hours. Hyivy Health has been shortlisted for…

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Zentrela receives $850K to build scientific database of cannabis product effects

Zentrela receives funding

On February 11, 2021, The Forge alumnus, Zentrela Inc. announced that it has completed an $850K seed funding round led by Jornic Ventures, a Calgary-based firm investing in innovative technology. Zentrela is advancing the advancing the understanding of the effects recreational cannabis use has on the brain. The investment will be used to further commercialize Zentrela’s proprietary EEG test for cannabis impairment and create the world’s largest scientific database…

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BDATA places third in an international ARTC Startup Challenge

BDATA places third in an international ARTC Startup Challenge

On February 4, 2021, B Data Solutions Inc. (BDATA) was awarded third place in the 2021 ARTC Startup Challenge broadcasted from Singapore, with the event taking place virtually. Startups from sixty countries participated in the Startup Challenge presented by the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and A*StartCentral and the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R). The Forge alumnus, BDATA, pitched their…

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Serial entrepreneurs revolutionize remote learning

Lightboard

Lightboard Depot is a forward-thinking startup that devised “the Lightboard,” a 54-inch transparent screen similar to a see-through whiteboard that is designed to fit into small spaces. The Hamilton-based startup was co-founded by Chris Cavalieri, Adrian Kitai and Mike Justason. The serial entrepreneurs, Cavalieri and Kitai, previously founded Advanced Video Technology Solutions Ltd. (AVT Solutions), an alumnus of The Forge providing Obsidian projection screens and custom display solutions for…

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BDATA receives best IoT data security product award

BDATA Best IOT Data Security Award

On January 24, 2021, B Data Solutions Inc. (BDATA) received the “Best IoT Data Security Product Award for 2020” from New World Report, an informative business news platform providing readers throughout the Americas with business advice to aid business progress, success stories aimed to inspire, and trends and innovations to support business growth and continuity. New World Report commend the most innovative, forward-thinking, and resilient companies from across the…

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