We do not take equity in your company. We facilitate investor events, connect you with the right advisors, provide strategic advice and help perfect your pitch.
Our network of mentors includes industry experts, serial entrepreneurs, and investors who will accelerate your company’s path to success.
Work from a beautiful new facility at McMaster Innovation Park, a premier research and innovation centre in Hamilton linked to Canada’s #1 most research-intensive university.
Join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. We host regular founder meetups and community events to get your brand out there. We celebrate wins and learn from failure together.
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We work hands-on with early-stage entrepreneurs to help them build successful startups. Our programs are open to anyone pursuing scalable, technology-based companies. We are proud to work with our partners:
The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) will provide $95K in funding to The Forge alumnus MobiStream for the development of an ultra-secure unified communications…
Congratulations to five startups from The Forge that have been selected as finalists in Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness Competition: B Data Solutions, ImaginAble Solutions, MyPalate Inc., PULSE…
“We are so grateful to have had The Forge early on in our startup journey. The Forge gave us access to co-working space with like minded individuals, resources to validate our early product iterations and some of our first press ever! We’re proud alumni of the incubator.”
Co-founder of Obie.ai
“EMN wouldn’t be around without the support of The Forge. This is a model that helps entrepreneurs learn quickly, build confidence, and network with other entrepreneurs who are also in the trenches.”
CEO of Enhanced Medical Nutrition Inc.
“As we grew from a small startup based in a downtown Hamilton apartment, to two office facilities within McMaster Innovation Park, The Forge has helped to mentor us every step of the way.”
CEO of Nix Sensor Ltd.
“The Forge offers us not only a space to work from, but also access to prototyping equipment, a range of mentors as well as funding opportunities. In our residency at The Forge we have secured funding, grown our team and are closing in on completion of our first product.”
CTO of Longan Vision Corp.
“The Forge was instrumental in supporting the company in its original incarnation as CareKit Health. CareKit came to The Forge in 2015, leveraging its mentoring, networking, fundraising and prototyping services. The Forge helped CareKit connect with potential customers and granting agencies, which ultimately helped attract the attention of Reliq Health, leading to its acquisition of CareKit for $2 million.”
Dr. Lisa Crossley
CEO of Reliq Health Technologies Inc.
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The Forge has worked with over 143 startups; together they have raised over $31 M and are selling products in 50 countries. We welcome any entrepreneur pursuing a scalable tech venture, with a focus on Hamilton region and McMaster University.
In line with university and government's policies and recommendations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Forge office at McMaster Innovation Park is closed until further notice. We look forward to continuing to work with you remotely.
Our programming will continue and is being hosted virtually to ensure the safety of our community.
If you require assistance, please reach out to a member of staff by email or phone during regular operating hours.