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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ImaginAble Solutions on top 20 shortlist for The James Dyson Award

Imaginable Solutions CEO and product

Lianna Genovese, founder and CEO of ImaginAble Solutions Inc., has made it to the top 20 shortlist for The James Dyson Award, after winning the National James Dyson Award on August 25 for her invention, Guided HandsTM. Genovese is a biomedical and mechanical engineering student in her final year at McMaster University and The Forge client who won the runner-up grand prize in The Forge Student Startup Competition in…

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The Forge clients take top prizes at AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

Congratulations AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge finalists Hyivy Health, Imaginable Solutions and Prova Innovations

The Forge clients Hyivy Health, Imaginable Solutions and Prova Innovations were finalists in the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge held virtually on October 7, 2021. The challenge supports and recognizes top startups in Canada’s technology and aging sector. Six finalists were asked to pitch and answer questions from an expert judging panel on how their technology-based solution can positively impact older Canadians and / or caregivers. Rachel Bartholomew, founder and…

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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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2unify, BData, Imaginable Solutions, & Hyivy Health were accepted to Collision

Congrats on being accepted to Collision

The Forge is thrilled to announce that four of our clients, 2unify, B Data Solutions (BData), Imaginable Solutions, and Hyivy Health have been selected to participate in North America’s fastest-growing tech conference, Collision, on April 20-22, 2021. Collision brings together Fortune 500 companies, ground-breaking startups and world-class speakers. All the founders had the opportunity to apply for PITCH competition, 40 Words competition, and mentor hours. Hyivy Health has been shortlisted for…

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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. In the competitions, Genovese pitched Guided HandsTM, an assistive device designed to help people experiencing limited hand mobility in writing, painting, drawing, and using a tablet/computer. On December…

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ImaginAble Solutions and BData Win Top Prizes in LiONS LAIR

BDATA and ImaginAble Solutions Score Top Prizes in LiONS LAIR

Congratulations to The Forge clients, BData Solutions (BDATA) for receiving second place and ImaginAble Solutions for receiving The People’s Choice award ($2,500 cash prize) in Innovation Factory’s annual LiONS LAIR pitch competition. Sixteen innovative startups pitched to three industry-leading judges and a television audience during the virtual bracket-style tournament that took place on September 21-24. Read more. BDATA impressed the judges with their innovative technology. BDATA develops IoT and…

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Five Forge Clients Selected as LiONS LAIR Finalists

Congratulations to five startups from The Forge that have been selected as finalists in Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness Competition: B Data Solutions, ImaginAble Solutions, MyPalate Inc., PULSE Life Saving Inc., and Reviewerly. Anticipation is rising for Innovation Factory’s “LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness” competition that will take place on September 21-24, 2020 and will be delivered as a virtual bracket-style tournament with four days of head-to-head pitch match-ups….

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ImaginAble Solutions Selected as Student Entrepreneur National Competition Finalist

ImaginAble Solutions Selected Finalist

ImaginAble Solutions, The Forge client, was selected as one of twelve finalists in the Enactus 2020 Student Entrepreneur National Competition, presented by HSBC Bank Canada. The 12 finalists pitch to a panel of industry leading judges at the Enactus Canada National Exposition for a chance to win $10K. The winners will be announced on June 18. “ImaginAble Solutions is beyond honoured and excited to be a finalist in the…

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ImaginAble Solutions is a 2020 Student Entrepreneur Finalists

Imaginable Solutions Finalist in Student Entrepreneur National Competition

Congratulations to our client ImaginAble Solutions who was selected as one of the 12 finalists for the Enactus Canada 2020 Student Entrepreneur National Competition, presented by HSBC Bank Canada. Finalists will pitch their business for a chance to be named Student Entrepreneur National Champion and win $10,000 through the Enactus Canada National Exposition in May 2020. ImaginAble Solutions is a biomedical engineering company committed to enhancing the quality of…

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