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When Emil Sylvester Ramos immigrated to Canada two years ago, he thought potholes and poorly maintained roads would be a thing of the past.  “I had this image in my mind that the roads in Canada would be so clean and smooth,” said Ramos. “Can you imagine my surprise when I arrived?”  Ramos’ former job […]

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HAMILTON – Sept. 26, 2019 – IRIS, a company which enables cities to conduct real-time monitoring of road conditions using AI-enabled dash cams, took home a top prize of $35,000 after making their pitch the Lions and a sold-out crowd. IRIS’ technology enables city-owned assets such as buses and trucks to autonomously locate and measure […]

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In 2018, when MesoMat took home top prize at the 8th annual LiONS LAIR competition, their flexible fibres were targeting the wearable tech industry.  Today their focus is on a much larger target. “Wearables were a great stepping stone to get things going for us,” explained Paul Fowler, co-founder of MesoMat. “But the magnitude of […]

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HAMILTON – Aug. 15, 2019 – Ten local companies will be pitching live for a chance to win up to $75,000 in cash prizes at the LiONS LAIR this fall. Fifteen semifinalists were narrowed down to 10 after the first round of judging including pitches and interviews with industry experts from KPMG, Gowling WLG and […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words but what is it worth when you lose out on the experience?   This is the problem that Fotaflo is looking to solve.   Fotaflo, a software-to-service marketing platform, helps experience-based businesses provide their customers with photos and videos with their customizable software solutions.  Companies can provide customers with either […]

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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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MesoMat Wins $76,000 at LiON’S LAIR 2018 With Their “Conductible, Body Conforming, Wearable Technology”

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HAMILTON – June 14, 2018 – Local start-ups dominate as the top 15 finalists chosen to compete in this year’s Lion’s Lair competition are announced.   Hamilton-based companies 3DStream Inc., BioAge/Age Rate, DID Devices, Fleeky, MesoMat and Storelax are among the finalists selected for this year’s top 15.  They will be competing against companies from […]

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LiON’S LAIR IS BACK! APPLY HERE! LiONʼS LAIR is an annual competition presented by Innovation Factory and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, which brings together the entrepreneurship and innovation community in Hamilton. The competition gives 10 companies the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of our city’s top business experts – the “Lions” – for a chance to […]

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The Hamilton business community gathered together at Carmen’s Banquet Centre to once again celebrate the next generation of innovation and entrepreneurship, as Innovation Factory and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce presented the seventh annual Lion’s Lair Awards Gala. This night has become the foremost event for those in the business community, as was evident by […]

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