Hyivy Health raises $1.1 million in pre-seed funding

Hyivy Health Rachel Bartholomew

Hyivy Health, an innovative FemTech Forge client developing a first-of-its-kind pelvic health rehabilitation system has raised $1.1 million in pre-seed funding. The innovative pelvic health technology includes a multi-therapy vaginal wand, patient app, and clinician software created with the mission to address the unmet needs of the 1-in-3 women who are suffering from incurable pelvic health-related illnesses.  The oversubscribed round spans a diverse group of investors passionate about female-focused…

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Reelify transforms Shopify stores

Peter Yang Reviewerly Reelify

Peter Yang, the founder of Reviewerly, Inc. and client at The Forge, launched Reelify in the third quarter of 2021, an app that lets users effortlessly add Instagram Reels to their Shopify stores. A week after Reelify was launched, it won the Shopify Staff Pick award, allowing it to get featured on the front page of the Shopify App Store for a week. As a result of the award…

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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs

What a crazy year it’s been! With the holiday season upon us, we know how challenging it can be to find the perfect gift for everyone important in your life. To help with your search, we’ve put together a list of gift ideas if you’re struggling with what to get that special entrepreneur in your life. Books We all know the typical entrepreneur – risk-taker, late-night grinder, and head-down worker….

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Five Forge Companies to Support Over the Holidays

The Forge Holiday Gift Guide

With the Holiday season fast approaching, it’s never too late to support small businesses in your own community. To make your shopping easier, we’ve put together a list of small businesses that just might have the perfect gift for that special someone on your list. Give the gift of warmth with Toques from the Heart Toques from the Heart is a social enterprise with the mission to keep Canadians…

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AdMass launches BrandBuck$

BrandBuck$ AdMass The Forge Client

AdMass, The Forge client, has launched BrandBucks, a convenient app where taking pictures and posting them on social media easily earns users rewards and money. Read Original Article “BrandBucks app is democratizing the world of influencer marketing”, AdMass, December 6, 2021 They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What if it was worth more than just words? Meet BrandBucks, a new app where taking pictures and posting…

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Longan Vision pilot tests in North Carolina

Longan Vision pilot tests in North Carolina

Longan Vision, The Forge client, put their latest Fusion Vision System (FVS) augmented reality (AR) visor with thermal imaging to the test at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina in December 2021. The pilot provided the opportunity for MCAS Cherry Point firefighters to try out the cutting-edge technology and Longan Vision to further test their gear within a real-life setting. Firefighters got firsthand experience using the…

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VoxNeuro revolutionizing brain health

VoxNeuro

VoxNeuro, a Hamilton-based neuroscience and health tech company, has been featured on Canadian Healthcare Technology for its groundbreaking approach to managing and treating brain health, through the use of objective measures, instead of only relying on subjective measures such as patient self-reporting and observed behaviour. The Forge alumnus provides a 30-minute, non-invasive Cognitive Health Assessment using electroencephalography (EEG) to record tens of thousands of data-points from a patient’s brain…

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The Forge clients featured on Breakfast Television

ImaginAble and Toques From The Heart

Two Forge clients were featured on Breakfast Television (BT), Lianna Genovese, founder and CEO of ImaginAble Solutions Inc. and Matt Carter, vice president and co-founder of Toques From The Heart.  Genovese, a biomedical and mechanical engineering student in her final year at McMaster University, was interviewed on Celebrate Local, presented by Scotiabank in partnership with BT.  On the show, Genovese explained how she founded the company based on a…

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Tenomix wins Best Financial Model Award in Amplify

Tenomix wins Best Financial Model Award

Tenomix, an Ontario-based medical technology company creating innovative solutions in pathology and a client at The Forge, has won the Best Financial Model award at Western Angels’ Demo Day: Amplify pitch competition. Amplify is the first qualifying round for Western Angels’ Demo Day, where the top 19 ventures were selected to pitch. Tenomix and four other ventures have qualified for the final round of the event series, receiving a…

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Longan Vision Launches Pilot in Japan

Longan Vision, firefighter with FVS

Longan Vision, The Forge client, launched a pilot with their Japanese partner Morita Holdings Corporation in Iga, Japan, 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…

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