Forge@Mac Student Startup Competition

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Calling all budding McMaster student entrepreneurs: online applications for The Forge@Mac’s biggest event of the year, the Student Startup Competition is now closed.



The Forge@Mac Student Startup Competition will take place on March 23, 2017 this year and awards McMaster student entrepreneurs with $100,000 in cash prizes and automatic entry into one of The Forge’s incubator workspaces.


Any McMaster student with a startup is eligible to apply. If you have an idea, a targeted audience and potential solution, don’t delay and apply now for the chance to turn your startup dream into reality.


Rules and regulations can be found here, the online application is now closed, and you can check out all 2016 winners herePlease submit your completed application to





Thank you to our Forge@Mac Student Startup Competition 2017 sponsors and partners:

Platinum Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsors:




What do I need to apply?

All you need to apply is a problem you’d like to solve, a target demographic that would benefit from your proposed problem being solved, and a potential solution. You will also need your McMaster student ID!

I’m a recent grad. Am I eligible to apply?

Unfortunately the Forge@Mac Student Startup Competition only awards current McMaster students, but we would love to speak to you about your idea! To become a Forge client fill out this form or come speak with us at The Forge!

Do I need a prototype to apply?

No, you do not need a prototype to apply, but it would be great if you did!

If I applied last year, can I apply again?

Yes, as long as you didn’t win a prize at previous Forge@Mac Startup Competitions!

What are my odds of winning?

Your odds of winning are infinitely increased by just submitting an online application!

How long will it take me to complete this application?

All it will take is 15-30 minutes of your time. Don’t delay, apply today!