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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.
The Forge and McMaster University
McMaster University is a research-intensive, student-centred university dedicated to advancing human and societal health and well-being. The Forge is independently funded and operated under the direction and support of McMaster University.
McMaster is ranked among the world’s top 85 universities. Located in the vibrant city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, McMaster is home to over 31,000 undergraduate students.
Bringing together the best and brightest minds within our diverse student body is the spark that makes a brighter world possible.
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Reliq Health TechnologiesReliq Health TechnologiesDr. Lisa Crossley, CEO of Reliq Health Technologies Inc.
“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.”Reliq Health Technologies
Enhanced Medical Nutrition Inc.Enhanced Medical Nutrition Inc.Eric Zimmerman, CEO of Enhanced Medical Nutrition Inc.
“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.”Enhanced Medical Nutrition Inc.
Nix Sensor Ltd.Nix Sensor Ltd.Matt Sheridan, CEO of Nix Sensor Ltd.
“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.”Nix Sensor Ltd.
Longan VisionLongan VisionAlex Shortt, CTO of Longan Vision Corp.
“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.”Longan Vision