They were founded in 2000 under that former name. At the time, they were a research operation affiliated with Tel Aviv University.
In 2004 they changed their name to Brainstorm, changed their focus from research to development, bought the license for the stem cell differentiation method (from Tel Aviv University through Ramot), and leased their office space in Petach Tikva.
Source: company Web site followed by /index.php/news-a-events/53-press-releases/press-releases-2004
(There is no Canadian mining company in their past.)
Prior to founding Brainstorm in the Golden Hand shell in 2004, the research team was employed by the Felsenstein Medical Research Center of Tel Aviv University. There was no entity called Golden Hands within TAU.