Announcing the Startup Survivor Pitch Competition Finalists!

Four months ago, Startup Survivor began with 10 challengers proving they have what it takes to turn their ideas into a successful startup. Fueled by their grit and resilience during the summer, these entrepreneurs have secured the top scores after months of hard-fought battle defining their business problem, working hands-on with future customers, prototyping, and much, much more. Only FIVE startups remain. Watch the action unfold as the top…

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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 PitchPages.io providing each founder with a user-friendly platform to create an interactive “one pager” for the event. PitchPages.io…

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Celebrating Pride Month

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The Forge is committed to fostering an accessible and welcoming environment for diverse members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. We stand by and wholeheartedly support the rights of 2SLGBTQ+ members to equal opportunity and personal dignity. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment in which we value the strengths, perspectives, and contributions of each individual. The Forge is strengthened by its diversity and we are here to support those who are passionate about solving a…

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VoxNeuro releases software as a medical device in the United States

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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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The Forge Partners with Amar-VR Law

Amar-VR Law

The Forge has announced a partnership with Amar-VR Law, a modern and mercurial law firm specializing in business and technology law, founded by Amar Sidhu. Amar-VR law will donate 3 hours of legal services for all incoming incubator clients. Sidhu, as an entrepreneur himself, understands the courage and dedication it takes to start a business, even without any legal considerations. Sidhu started his own legal venture to ease the…

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Axcessiom Technologies Inc. receives $76K from Community Foundations of Canada

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Congratulations to The Forge alumnus, Axcessiom Technologies Inc. for receiving $76K from the Community Foundations of Canada Investment Readiness Program (IRP). This federal boost of funds will assist Axcessiom to build, optimize and market a facial gesture recognition software that will allow drivers with disabilities to seamlessly access the secondary functions of their vehicle. Funded by the Government of Canada, the IRP supports social purpose organizations as they contribute…

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Obie.ai Raises $1Million, Accelerating the Launch of AI-Powered Knowledge Base

Obie.ai Raises $1M

Congratulations to Obie.ai, The Forge alumnus, that recently announced raising $1 Million CAD. Obie.ai used part of the funding to accelerate the launch of Obie Access, a new AI-powered knowledge base designed specifically for startups. The funding round, which closed in February 2020, was led by High Park Angels in Toronto, and included Dash40, Enterprise Fund, Sherpa Capital, Conconi Growth Partners, and others. Obie.ai is an innovative, Hamilton based…

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Longan Vision Adapts Tech to Assist First Responders During COVID-19 Pandemic

Longan Vision Gate Keeper

The Forge client, Longan Vision unveiled “The Gatekeeper”, a device that uses unique thermal imaging technology that will provide first responders the ability to monitor people’s relative body temperature and detect whether a person has an elevated body temperature, while maintaining distance from the person being screened. Longan Vision hopes that the system could be utilized in areas where people need to be screened quickly, including railway stations, ports or…

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Startup School Commences

We are thrilled to announce the commencement of our Winter 2020 Startup School program.  We welcomed a new cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs in late January and will be offering them 13 weekly workshops on a vast array of topics relevant to starting and growing innovative businesses.  Read more. We are extremely excited to help each entrepreneur launch or grow their innovative business idea. Stay tuned on our social media…

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Korechi Innovations Inc. Joins NVIDIA AI Inception Program

Korechi

Congratulations to our alumnus Korechi Innovations Inc., who has been accepted to NVIDIA AI’s Inception Program.  The NVIDIA Inception program is a virtual accelerator that nurtures cutting-edge AI startups, who are revolutionizing industries offering go-to-market support, expertise, and technology for program members. Korechi Innovations Inc. designs innovative robotics and automation products for the facilities management and agricultural industries and looks to build upon their tremendous success through this unique…

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