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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Welcome Business Incubator program September 2021 Cohort

Welcome September 2021 Business Incubator Cohort

On September 13, 2021, The Forge welcomed four novel and scalable startups to the Business Incubator program: EmergConnect Inc., InCharge Inc., Toques From The Heart and Ice3. 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…

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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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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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Hyivy Health accepted to HEALTHI & launching study

HyIvy- HEALTHI- The Forge client

On July 28, 2021, Hyivy Health, The Forge client, is the first company to be accepted into the Hamilton Ecosystem to Accelerate and Leverage Trials of Health Innovation (HEALTHI) program headed by Innovation Factory and the Synapse Life Science Consortium. Hyivy Health creates an intelligent and holistic pelvic rehabilitation device for one in three women worldwide who will experience a pelvic health complication in their lifetime. Rachel Bartholomew, the…

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Lessonly+Obie: A *Dam* Good Partnership & Acquisition

Lessonly + Obie

On July 28, 2021, Obie, The Forge alumnus, announced the exciting news that they have been acquired by Lessonly, an Indiana-based company that offers training, enablement, and coaching software built for frontline teams. Obie, founded in Hamilton, Ontario, is a knowledge software company offering an AI platform that captures knowledge from silos and delivers answers to where questions are asked. Financial details of the deal were not publicly disclosed….

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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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