2unify Wins Big in September

2unify

September has been a month filled with achievements for 2unify, offering the world’s first hands-free robotic guitar tuning stand, tuning any 6-string guitar in under 20 seconds with an accuracy of two cents. The Forge client placed third in the Entrepreneurship World Cup pitch Competition (EWC) Canadian National Finals, their co-founder Michael Jobity was named a Top Talent Under 25 in the category of Innovation, and they filmed their…

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PROVA Innovations Wins Award from Ontario Brain Institute

PROVA Innovations Ltd. - Matthew Rosato

PROVA Innovations Ltd. joined the latest cohort of 2020 ONtrepreneurs headed by the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), winning Canada’s single largest award for early-stage neurotech entrepreneurs. PROVA Innovations is a medical start-up focused on developing smart, at-home wearable devices that aid in neuro motor control and neurorehabilitation in children and adults suffering from mobility restrictions. They received a $50K investment, training, mentorship, and commercialization support to continue the growth…

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NanoPhyll Inc. Receives $125K in Grants From NSERC

NanoPhyll

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is leveraging the expertise of researchers in natural science and engineering and their partners across Canada to address this unprecedented crisis. Congratulations to The Forge alumnus, NanoPhyll Inc., on receiving three NSERC grants in July totaling $125K for their COVID-19 related research. Nanophyll develops and manufactures smart nanocoating technologies that improve the physical properties of…

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PULSE Lifesaving Receives $29K Funding and is Hiring AR Developers

PULSE Lifesaving Receives $29K Funding and is Hiring AR Developers

Congratulations to PULSE Lifesaving, The Forge client, for receiving funding from two funding programs totaling $29K, a majority of the funding will go towards hiring two skilled AR Developers. 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. PULSE received $24K from the Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant (COJG), which provides direct financial support…

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B Data Solutions receives $50K in Funding From Ontario Centres of Excellence

B Data Solutions receives $50K in Funding From Ontario Centres of Excellence

Congratulations to B Data Solutions Inc.,The Forge client, on receiving $50K from “ENCQOR 5G Demonstration Program” offered by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). The program supports standalone small and medium-sized Enterprise (SME) projects and SME collaborations with industry partners and/or public sector organizations for testing and validating activities to develop or advance new technologies, products, processes and services. B Data Solutions will test blockchain connectivity of IoT devices…

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Michael Jobity named Leading Innovator by The Logic

Michael Jobity Leading Innovator

Congratulations to Michael Jobity, The Forge client, who has been selected as a “Leading Innovator From The Class of 2020” by The Logic. Jobity is an Engineering Physics & Management undergraduate student at McMaster University, a musician and the co-founder of 2unify. 2unify is a music-tech startup offering an innovative hands-free robotic guitar tuning stand. Jobity also recently launched FlameOn (flame-on.ca), a website that connects students to industry projects…

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B Data Solutions and TELUS Collaboration

B Data Solutions Inc. Collaborates With TELUS

The Forge client B Data Solutions Inc. is collaborating with Telus to implement connectivity of IoT devices using BDATA-Blockchain on TELUS 4G/5G network in Canada. This provides password-less highly secure and desirable Intelligent Plant Management System (IPMS®) as an Industry 4.0 platform to Process Industries. The current IoT devices are connected through traditional VPN and private IP addresses, such connections are at risk of device hijacking, data breach, and…

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Five Forge Clients Selected as LiONS LAIR Finalists

Congratulations to five startups from The Forge that have been selected as finalists in Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness Competition: B Data Solutions, ImaginAble Solutions, MyPalate Inc., PULSE Life Saving Inc., and Reviewerly. Anticipation is rising for Innovation Factory’s “LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness” competition that will take place on September 21-24, 2020 and will be delivered as a virtual bracket-style tournament with four days of head-to-head pitch match-ups….

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2unify Dares to Enter the Den

2unify Dares to Enter the Den

The Forge client 2unify has been selected to pitch on CBC’s Dragon’s Den Season 15. The hit television show offers audiences a front-row view as the country’s top business moguls wheel and deal with entrepreneurs who dare to enter the Den. “We are huge fans of the show and are beyond excited to pitch on Dragon’s Den. A special thanks to Innovation Factory and McMaster Innovation Park for organizing…

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ImaginAble Solutions Selected as Student Entrepreneur National Competition Finalist

ImaginAble Solutions Selected Finalist

ImaginAble Solutions, The Forge client, was selected as one of twelve finalists in the Enactus 2020 Student Entrepreneur National Competition, presented by HSBC Bank Canada. The 12 finalists pitch to a panel of industry leading judges at the Enactus Canada National Exposition for a chance to win $10K. The winners will be announced on June 18. “ImaginAble Solutions is beyond honoured and excited to be a finalist in the…

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