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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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MyWellSelf.ca receives funding from Haltech and FedDev

My Well Self received $15,000 in funding toward growing their digital networking platform (MyWellSelf.ca) from Haltech Regional Innovation Centre, as part of a Digital Main Street project. The Forge alumnus aims to bring together trusted holistic health care providers with consumers who are interested in making informed decisions regarding their wellness journey. The Digital Main Street Community Collaboration Program is focused on bringing together community members to collaboratively identify…

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ImaginAble Solutions receives top prizes in pitch competitions

Imaginable Solutions

Lianna Genovese, the CEO and founder of Imaginable Solutions impressed a panel of judges and audience members with her pitch and innovative business idea in the 2020 BioTEC Pitch Competition and in the Toronto Finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. On December 6, ImaginAble Solutions Inc. won two top prizes from the 2020 BioTEC Pitch Competition hosted by the University of Waterloo. The pitch competition was held on…

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OBIE launches enterprise-focused enhancements to its platform

On December 2, Obie announced the launch of three enterprise-focused enhancements to its knowledge management platform, with the purpose of facilitating easy and powerful knowledge sharing across teams using Slack. Obie is a knowledge base software and support accelerator on a mission to make knowledge universally accessible at work. The Forge Alumnus leverages AI to capture knowledge from silos and deliver answers where questions are asked. Obie will offer seamless…

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HyIvy Health accepted to TELUS L-SPARK MedTech Accelerator 

On December 1, MedTech Accelerator announced that HyIvy Health got accepted to their newly launched TELUS L-SPARK MedTech Accelerator program. HyIvy Health is a client of The Forge who developed a connected pelvic rehabilitation device for women experiencing symptoms from pelvic cancers and diseases. Their device provides real-time information from multiple sensors and mechanical functions to help keep track of progress, adapt treatment plans, and provide more effective and…

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HyIvy Health wins big in numerous pitch competitions

The Forge client HyIvy Health impressed viewers and judges in four separate pitch competitions, coincidently the first three were held on the same day. On November 19, Rachel Bartholomew, the founder and CEO of HyIvy Health, pitched her intelligent and holistic pelvic therapy device for women with a pelvic health diagnosis at three pitch competitions. At the end of November, HyIvy Health was selected to pitch at The Odlum…

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Longan Vision showcased in Google for Startups Accelerator Demo Day

The top startups in the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada accelerator program presented their companies during the virtual Demo Day 2020 event, held on November 26. The Google for Startups Accelerator Canada is a three-month digital program for Seed to Series A technology startups whereby Longan Vision was part of their inaugural cohort. As clients of The Forge, Longan Vision are developing smart goggles to improve work experience and…

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ToeFX Inc. is awarded BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program

ToeFX - Irit and Monika

The Forge alumnus, ToeFX Inc. was awarded the BMO Celebrating Grant Program, receiving $10,000 toward their startup. Over a thousand applicants applied for the grant in July and ToeFX was selected as one of the ten recipients. The Startups were rewarded for their innovation and resilience with their businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ToeFX is collaborating with a research laboratory at McMaster University to provide a…

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AgeRate and Heirlume featured in SPARK 2020

The Forge alumni, AgeRate and Heirlume were featured in SPARK 2020, the Accelerator Centre (AC) Jumpstart Showcase event. The showcase aims to spotlight southern Ontario’s thriving startup scene and the brilliant minds behind some of Ontario’s most innovative startups. AgeRate measures and compares a person’s biological age and chronological age by examining DNA-methylation patterns, encouraging people to make healthy lifestyle choices to slow the aging process. Heirlume has innovated…

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PULSE receives $60K grant from Mitacs Accelerate

PULSE Lifesaving Receives Grant from Mitacs

PULSE Lifesaving, The Forge client, has secured a $60,000 Mitacs Accelerate grant to support continued prototype development and applied research. Mitacs Accelerate is a research grant that offsets research internship and fellowship costs. The Mitacs project is being undertaken in collaboration with partners at McMaster University, Mohawk College and EON Reality to develop and test an augmented reality first aid training program. “This announcement comes at an exciting time for…

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