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:
Congratulations to our clients PUSLE Lifesaving and iNT-BiN, who placed second and received the People’s Choice award, respectively, at Innovation Factory’s Pitch & Networking Night. On February 26, six…
“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 130 startups; together they have raised over $30 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.