Announcing our 10 Startup Survivor Challengers

Startup Survivor Challengers Announced

The Forge, a business incubator funded by McMaster University, has announced that 10 McMaster student led startups have been selected to participate in The Forge Startup Survivor: Summer Program and Pitch Competition. The inaugural Startup Survivor program is aimed at McMaster students and recent alumni with novel and scalable business ideas. The Summer program will run from May till August, 2021 and will culminate with a pitch competition in…

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Imaginable Solutions Founder Wins International Innovation Award

Imaginable Solutions GSEA

On May 4, 2021, Lianna Genovese, CEO & founder of the Hamilton-based startup and The Forge client, ImaginAble Solutions, brought home the Innovation Award at the 2021 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). The premier global competition, aimed at university and college student entrepreneurs, is hosted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a high-quality support network of over 15,000 like-minded leaders across 61 countries who recognize exceptional student entrepreneurs around the…

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The Forge welcomes the Business Incubator program May Cohort

Welcome The Forge Business Incubator Startups

On May 3, The Forge welcomed five novel and scalable startups to the Business Incubator program: Walkii, Admass, Tenomix, Boardball and Celerite Labs. 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 them grow, develop, and…

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The Forge Partners with NeuronicWorks

The Forge and NeuronicWorks partnering to assist startups

The Forge has announced a partnership with NeuronicWorks Inc., a leading engineering and technology design firm, to accelerate the growth and expansion of emerging businesses in the Canadian market by offering focused mentoring and product design consulting services. NeuronicWorks is one of the top engineering design houses in the heart of Canada’s leading tech community, focused on helping companies develop innovative engineering solutions for their businesses and new products…

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BDATA and Advantech announce a strategic partnership

BDATA partners with Advantech

On April 30, BDATA, The Forge alumnus, and Advantech have announced a strategic partnership to provide blockchain-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) security solutions. BDATA offers blockchain-driven secure, immutable, and auditable data streaming technology. Advantech is a leader in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) edge systems. The original article can be found on Marketwatch, published on April 26, 2021. BDATA and Advantech have announced a strategic partnership to promote and…

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QReserve Launches Property Management Platform

QReserve Launches Property Management Platform

On April 28, QReserve Inc., The Forge alumnus, launched a Property Management platform targeted at property managers, tenants and staff for online amenity scheduling, service request workflows, and shared workspace management. In addition, the solution helps property managers enforce covid-19 restrictions such as contact tracing capabilities and enforcing social distancing practises. The full press release can be found on QReserve’s website, published on April 26, 2021.     QReserve Launches New…

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Heirlume raises $1.7M in seed funding

Heirlume Raises $1.7M in seed funding

On April 27, Heirlume, the first AI-powered self-serve online trademark search and registration platform, announced the close of its 70% oversubscribed $1.7M seed round with participation from Backbone Angels, Future Capital, Angels of Many, MaRS IAF, and angel investors, including KOHO Financial founder Daniel Eberhard; Daniel Debow; Sid Lee Executive Chairman Bertrand Cesvet; Create and Cultivate founder, Jaclyn Johnson. Heirlume, The Forge alumnus, will use the investment to fund…

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Study confirms accuracy of Zentrela’s neurotechnology

Study confirms the accuracy of Zentrela’s neurotechnology

On April 6, an independent blind study was released confirming that Zentrela’s cutting-edge “Cognalyzer®” neurotechnology accurately detects and quantifies actual cannabis psychoactive effects, and unlocks the potential for new testing protocols for law enforcement and employers. The Cognalyzer® is a novel electroencephalography (EEG) measurement device and algorithm designed to objectively characterize brainwave alterations associated with cannabis.  The study conducted by KGK Science on behalf of The Forge alumnus Zentrela, was published in…

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Longan Vision gets accepted to T-Mobile Accelerator

Longan Vision Accepted to T-Mobile Accelerator

On April 5, Longan Vision announced that they have been accepted to the 2021 T-Mobile Accelerator Spring Immersive Technology Program which aims to fuel 5G innovation. During the three-month program, Longan Vision and seven other startups selected into the program will work directly with technologists and business leaders at T-Mobile to work on developing forward-thinking innovations in 5G technology from AR wearables to holographic communications, 3D data storytelling, volumetric video…

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Rachel Bartholomew recognized by Women of Influence

Congrats Rachel Bartholomew

On April 4, Rachel Bartholomew, the founder and CEO of Hamilton-based Hyivy Health has announced that she has been nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards by Women of Influence. The Forge client creates an intelligent and holistic pelvic rehabilitation device for one in three women worldwide who will experience a pelvic health complication in their lifetime. The award shines a spotlight on Canada’s most accomplished and impactful…

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