Obie wins 17 awards from G2 & introduces features

Obie- The Forge alumni - People clapping

On July 12, 2021, Obie received 17 more awards from G2 for Summer 2021 and was recognized as a “Leader” in productivity bots software by G2 for Summer 2021.  The Forge Alumnus leverages AI to capture knowledge from silos and deliver answers where questions are asked. G2 is one of the world’s leading tech marketplaces and software review aggregators, that scores products and vendors based on reviews gathered from…

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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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QReserve offers unlimited possibilities with sneq

QReserve sneq

On June 15, 2021, The Forge alumnus, QReserve, the scheduling software company, rolled out their new reservation scripting language, called sneq. This new feature will revolutionize the way users manage their resources. The addition of sneq will provide unprecedented options for how resources can be reserved and requested, by providing an option to write custom scripts in a language similar to Python, one of the most widely used programming languages worldwide….

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Celebrating Pride Month

The Forge Logo - Rainbow colours

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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Two Forge startups dare to enter the LiONS LAIR

Congrats Admass and Axcessiom Technologies LiONS LAIR

On June 9, 2021, the Hamilton-based startups Admass and Axcessiom Technologies Inc., were selected as finalists in Innovation Factory’s “LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness” competition. AdMass, The Forge client, offers a quick way for companies to connect with creators who help increase sales and trust in their brand. Axcessiom Technologies, The Forge alumnus, has developed an advanced driver assistance system that uses facial gesture recognition technology to provide drivers with…

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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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Celerite Labs files provisional patent in the United States

Celerite Labs Patent Pending

On June 1, 2021, Celerite Labs, The Forge client, filed another provisional patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent application is directed to a novel method of performing cell migration assays. The Hamilton-based biotechnology startup, founded by Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering, and Rakesh Sahu, Research Associate at McMaster University, is developing an innovative magnetic printing technology that can 3D print cells within…

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ToeFX Receives Innovation Support from Government of Canada

ToeFX founders

On June 1, 2021, ToeFX Inc.,  a Hamilton-based healthtech startup and The Forge alumnus, announced that it has been approved to receive funding to increase its innovation capacity and support taking its ideas to market from The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). The program provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses grow, increase their innovation capacity, and take…

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