Original article via The Forge.
ImaginAble Solutions Inc., The Forge client, has been recognized for their valuable contribution to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities using their Guided HandsTM assistive device that enables people with limited fine motor skills to paint, draw, write, and use a tablet or computer. Lianna Genovese, founder and CEO of ImaginAble Solutions Inc., has won the first-place prize taking home $5,000 at the 2021 Demo Day pitch competition hosted by ATS Labs. ATS Labs is Canada’s first accelerator for accessibility, mental health, and ageing tech startups. During the Demo Day pitch competition, eight graduates of ATS Lab’s inaugural three-month cohort program pitched to a panel of expert judges for a chance to win $7,500 in prizes.
Genovese, a biomedical and mechanical engineering student in her final year at McMaster University, presented a compelling and insightful pitch on Guided HandsTM. The Hamilton-based nascent startup has won numerous pitch competitions in the past, including receiving runner-up grand prize in The Forge Student Startup Competition in 2019.
ImaginAble Solutions has introduced healthcare pilots for Guided Hands™ and is accepting pre-orders for her assistive device across North America.
“My team and I at ImaginAble Solutions are extremely grateful to be awarded 1st place at Access to Success Organization’s Demo Day for ATS Labs, Canada’s first accelerator for accessibility startups! explained Genovese. “A massive thank you to Varun Chandak and his team for their constant support, dedication and passion towards creating awareness for accessibility innovation in Canada!”
Learn more about Imaginable Solutions and its product offerings.