Startups impress at Investor Spotlight pitch event

The Forge Investor Spotlight

On July 15, 2021, The Forge hosted another successful Investor Spotlight event where 14 clients and alumni of the business incubator pitched their innovative startups to 23 angels and venture capitalists. The virtual event matched each investor with startups that were aligned to their investment philosophy. The Forge partnered up with providing each founder with a user-friendly platform to create an interactive “one pager” for the event.…

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Admass featured on TorontoStarts

Yuri Kaplan Admass Founder and CEO

On June 21, 2021, Yuri Kaplan, CEO and founder of Admass and The Forge client, was featured on The Startup Talk Podcast on TorontoStarts.AdMass offers a quick way for companies to connect with creators who help increase sales and trust in their brand. The Startup Coach, Craig Major, interviewed Kaplan discussing how AdMass is bringing content/influencer marketing to businesses for as little as $1-$9 per post. AdMass has a…

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ToeFX selected for the OBIO-CAAP 2021 cohort

ToeFX product - feet on beach

On June 3, 2021, ToeFX Inc., a Hamilton-based healthtech startup and The Forge alumnus, announced that it has been selected for the 2021 Capital Access Advisory Program from The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®). OBIO CAAP operates downstream from existing entrepreneurship programs and focuses on accelerating technology commercialization, post-seed financing, and strategic partnerships. The program is in its ninth year and has selected eight startups to join OBIO CAAP cohort. The startups…

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The Launch of Rockstar Antics, and the Music Bingo App Taking the World by Storm

Rockstar Antics founder playing drums

Sean Wallbridge, founder of The Forge alumnus Regroove, has launched Rockstar Antics, an entertainment company that empowers businesses to dial up the fun by making game hosting easy using simple apps and proven systems. Regroove has sold their music bingo app Rockstar Bingo to Rockstar Antics and will continue to provide the hospitality industry, entertainers, and unique venues the opportunity to expand their revenue through the fun and engaging…

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VoxNeuro releases software as a medical device in the United States

VoxNeuro US flag

VoxNeuro, The Forge alumnus, has announced the release of their software as a medical device, the Cognitive Health Assessment Management Platform™ (CHAMP), as they pave their way to the US market. VoxNeuro is backed by more than 30 years of peer-reviewed scientific research, the neurotechnology scores multiple core cognitive functions to support proactive brain health, informed clinical decision-making and customized care. With successful registration with the FDA as a…

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Announcing our 10 Startup Survivor Challengers

Startup Survivor Challengers Announced

The Forge, a business incubator funded by McMaster University, has announced that 10 McMaster student led startups have been selected to participate in The Forge Startup Survivor: Summer Program and Pitch Competition. The inaugural Startup Survivor program is aimed at McMaster students and recent alumni with novel and scalable business ideas. The Summer program will run from May till August, 2021 and will culminate with a pitch competition in…

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The Forge welcomes the Business Incubator program May Cohort

Welcome The Forge Business Incubator Startups

On May 3, The Forge welcomed five novel and scalable startups to the Business Incubator program: Walkii, Admass, Tenomix, Boardball and Celerite Labs. The program is a limited-enrollment program for early-stage startups, whose founders are past the business idea stage and have launched their startup to the market or have a prototype. The Forge expert mentors and staff will work with the startups to assist them grow, develop, and…

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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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Study confirms accuracy of Zentrela’s neurotechnology

Study confirms the accuracy of Zentrela’s neurotechnology

On April 6, an independent, blind study was released confirming that Zentrela’s cutting-edge “Cognalyzer®” neurotechnology accurately detects and quantifies actual cannabis psychoactive effects, and unlocks the potential for new testing protocols for law enforcement and employers. The Cognalyzer® is a novel electroencephalography (EEG) measurement device and algorithm designed to objectively characterize brainwave alterations associated with cannabis.  The study conducted by KGK Science on behalf of The Forge alumnus Zentrela, was published in…

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Longan Vision gets accepted to T-Mobile Accelerator

Longan Vision Accepted to T-Mobile Accelerator

On April 5, Longan Vision announced that they have been accepted to the 2021 T-Mobile Accelerator Spring Immersive Technology Program which aims to fuel 5G innovation. During the three-month program, Longan Vision and seven other startups selected into the program will work directly with technologists and business leaders at T-Mobile to work on developing forward-thinking innovations in 5G technology from AR wearables to holographic communications, 3D data storytelling, volumetric video…

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