MobiStream Solutions Selected for CDMN Soft Landing Program


Congratulations to our alumnus MobiStream Solutions Inc. who has been selected by the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) as 1 of the 53 companies to join its esteemed Soft Landing program, a top-rated international market growth and export development program.  The program will assist mature technology startups looking to continue their growth and prosperity and secure future investments by offering $4,000 CAD to offset expenses such as travel, accommodations…

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Axcessiom Technologies Competes in Pitch Competitions

Axcessiom Technologies

We proud of The Forge client Axcessiom Technologies, who pitched at two prestigious competitions this November.  The first was part of the Access to Success Bootcamp, which is Canada’s first bootcamp for the accessibility market. Axcessiom Technologies were 1 of 10 companies who presented at the Final Pitch Competition. Access to Success Bootcamp is an organization that aims to help grow startups that are serving people with disabilities.  The…

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VoxNeuro Announces Platinum Corporate Sponsorship of Brain Injury Canada for 2020


The Forge Alumnus VoxNeuro has announced their Corporate Platinum Sponsorship for 2020 of Brain Injury Canada, a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for those living with brain injury and their caregivers. This sponsorship of Brain Injury Canada is a substantial step toward a shared mission to enhance the lives of individuals, their families and caregivers living with brain injury, as well as driving awareness to…

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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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Mariner Endosurgery Receives Funding

Mariner Endosurgery

We are pleased to share that our alumnus Mariner Endosurgery Inc. has received an undisclosed investment from the Bay Area Health Trust, a Hamilton based company that aims to optimize current contributions to Hamilton Health Sciences.  Mariner Endosurgery recently received an FDA clearance for their Augmented Surgical Navigation system – LaparoGuard™ – and has established their first US surgical site and looks to build upon their growing success with…

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40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award – Hamilton

40 Under Forty

          The Forge is pleased to announce that this year’s 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Awards for the Hamilton Region were awarded to four of our clients and alumni:  Sarosha Imtiaz of Aiva Labs, Jacob Jackson of Medstack Inc., Candace Gagné of Challenger X Inc., and Dr. Monica Yazdanian for her work as the director of The Forge.  This prestigious award recognizes 40 business people…

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AgeRate, Longan Vision & Epineuron Technologies Accepted into CDL

AgeRate Longan Vision and Epineuron accepted to CDL

We are proud to announce that our alumni AgeRate, Longan Vision, and Epineuron have been accepted into the 2019/2020 cohort of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), where they will attend a nine-month program that will focus on maximizing equity-value creation. The Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for scalable science-based companies.  This is an incredible opportunity for both AgeRate and Longan Vision to continue to grow their successful…

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Farewell to Dr. Monika Yazdanian, Director at The Forge

On Sept. 27 we bid farewell to Dr. Monika Yazdanian, the Director of The Forge at McMaster University. Dr. Yazdanian accepted a position as the CEO and Co-Founder at ToeFX, a Forge client which is a medical device startup developing a photodynamic therapy for onychomycosis. Dr. Gay Yuyitung, Executive Director at McMaster Industry Liaison Office, will be serving as the interim Director of The Forge. Dr. Yazdanian served as…

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VoxNeuro, MedStack and NanoPhyll Inc. Compete in ElevateR Pitch Competition

The Forge Alumni VoxNeuro, MedStack, and NanoPhyll competed in the annual ElevateR Pitch Competition at the Elevate Tech Fest in Toronto on September 24-25.  They were among Canada’s top 32 start-ups who competed for $10,000 in aws credits and entrance into Blake Cassels and Grayden’s Nitro Program, presenting in front of world-class investors and celebrity judges.  Nanophyll and VoxNeuro went head to head in the first round, impressing the…

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Welcome Business Incubator Cohort 2019

In September we welcomed 14 companies to the Business Incubator 2019 Cohort. We are pleased to report that three of our Summer Startup Academy companies, SensoMinds, Lexi Valley Inc. and Inflow, have made significant progress in growing their businesses and were selected to progress into our Incubator program.  Additionally, eleven new companies joined our incubator, all offering innovative solutions that tackle modern day challenges.

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