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BarterPay Inc. has helped Canadian business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals get what they need without using money for the last 22 years. Headquartered in Stoney Creek, BarterPay exists to help business owners across Canada grow their business using barter. The company has a presence in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Vineland resident John […]

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Innovation Factory’s clients QReserve awarded grand prize at 1Awards, while both QReserve and Dolled Up Desserts receive in-kind prizes to support the continued growth of their business.  Congratulations!!   Hamilton/Halton 1Awards Three local businesses walk away winners and share $150,000 in cash and in-kind services.  Congratulations to AmandaSteene Cosmetics, Dolled Up Desserts and QReserve, newly […]

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Innovation Factory’s Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM) provides services to commercialize technologies for the connected and autonomous vehicle industry. To apply to CITM please complete our application form. A majority of consumers have a positive attitude toward self-driving cars, and are awaiting their introduction with “anticipation,” a survey by the consulting group Capgemini […]

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HelpWear, a Toronto-based healthtech startup that has developed a non-invasive wearable heart monitor, has announced Dr. Derek Exner is joining as the company’s chief medical officer. Exner will support the HelpWear team in attaining regulatory approvals necessary for distribution of its HeartWatch device. In his new role, Exner will be leading the company’s clinical validation […]

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Innovation Factory’s (iF’s) clients Dolled Up Desserts, Playocracy Inc., QReserve, Engagement Agents and LeafBox Concepts have been selected as finalists for this year’s FirstOntario’s 1Awards competition. Businesses must deliver pitches LiON’s LAIR-style and demonstrate measurable growth, such as workforce expansion, innovation, and community impact. Recognized as local, talented, and hardworking entrepreneurs, Dolled Up Desserts, Playocracy Inc., QReserve, Engagement Agents and […]

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Since the founding of CoHealth in 2015, CoHealth has continuously prioritized the needs of patients and care providers to improve patient support, care, and understanding, while promoting smooth transitions of care throughout the patient journey. Today, CoHealth is delighted to announce the launch of CoHealth 2.0, a tool that will transform the healthcare landscape by […]

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On March 27, attendees from Hamilton’s thriving life science ecosystem gathered at McMaster Innovation Park for Innovation Factory’s sixth annual Synapse Life Science Competition, Ontario’s premier life science pitch competition. This years’ top three finalists, Epineuron Technologies, NERv Technologies and Xpan Inc. each delivered their pitch to the judging panel, competing for their share of […]

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The NFL’s path to improve player safety continued Saturday morning at the fourth annual “1st and Future” experience at the Ferst Center for the Arts at the Georgia Tech campus. In this year’s event, the NFL teamed with Arrow Electronics to host a live competition between five companies pitching innovative products and concepts aimed to enhance player […]

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After a successful summer of selling vegan and gluten-free treats at fairs and markets, Poletto ended up supplying three cafes (two in Hamilton, one in Toronto) and reconsidering her future. When Toronto-native Katarina Poletto launched Dolled Up Desserts in the spring of 2016, she did with a $3,000 grant from the City of Hamilton. Her […]

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Providing foster care to shelter animals can sometimes be stressful, which is why the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is implementing a new program that enables their foster “parents” across the province to connect with veterinarians online when after-hours medical attention is needed. Healthy Pets is Canada’s first solution for text and video-based medicine in […]

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