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This article appeared on thespec.com, written by Tom Hogue. To read the original post click here. The big winner was Niagara’s Bisep Inc., which designed a device for people with mobility issues Dan Bordenave’s Niagara Falls-based company, Bisep, won the top prize of $35,000 cash and $7,000 in-kind services with a device that joins a […]

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HAMILTON – June 11, 2019 – Who dares to enter the Lions Lair? Fifteen local startups have been narrowed down from a field of over 60 applicants to compete in Innovation Factory’s signature pitch competition, Lions Lair. This year’s competition has seen big changes, most-notably with the new structure for judging and the live-pitching element […]

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It’s been great spending Global Entrepreneurship Week with our innovative ecosystem! We were pleased to host our ELEV8 Pitch Competition on November 15 as a celebration of entrepreneurship and startups in Hamilton. Congratulations to our winners: NeuralSeg won second place and $250 while Helix Brass won first place and $750. Our new $150 People’s Choice […]

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Machine learning is a hot topic in the tech industry, perhaps the buzz word of 2017. With companies investing between $26b to $39b in machine learning last year, there’s been a surge in machine learning innovations creating tangible value and disrupting entire industries from health care to transportation, but also some media over-hype and over-promising […]

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We are excited to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with the Hamilton business community! As part of our week-long lineup of events, Innovation Factory is pleased to present ELEV8 Pitch Night. On Wednesday, November 15, seven promising startups will present their products and innovations. Will you witness the next million dollar idea in action? ELEV8 Pitch […]

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Thank you for making our summer ELEV8 Pitch Night such a success! Congratulations to our winners: healthypets.io won second place and $250 while HomeShare Alliance won first place and $750. We were pleased to welcome our supportive community to a night of innovation. Our presenters worked hard the month prior to perfect and polish their […]

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Technology is so accessible now that it’s easy to come up with an idea for an innovation and simply hire developers to execute on your vision. As a result, non-tech founders are starting tech companies all over the place, and in corporations, department managers are launching apps and cloud software to offer to their customers. […]

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We’re excited to let you know that our friends and supporters at Software Hamilton have announced the demo lineup for the upcoming DemoCampHamilton21 on June 24th! DemoCampHamilton events are show-and-tell for tech startups, where you can view demos of locally built video games, health technology and web applications. DemoCamps are centred around a series of […]

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By Geordie Stewart Geordie is a research scientist, entrepreneur and investor keen on working at the interface of science, economics and commercialization.   When we think ‘innovation’ we tend to think in terms of advances in technology. But innovation, of course, is a broad concept that extends beyond technological R&D. It applies to all manners […]

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After weeks of hard work and training, three top finalists have advanced to the final round of the 2015 Synapse Life Science Competition! Congratulations to Avertus, Blue Orchid and Sound Options. Avertus has created a home based, wireless, brain monitoring and seizure warning system, Blue Orchid has developed the OrchidLift: a compact and portable sit-to-stand […]

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