“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 is a business incubator funded by McMaster University, serving novel and scalable startups in the Hamilton, Greater Toronto and Niagara Regions. Launched in 2015, we work hands-on with entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas or startups from ideation and validation to growth. The Forge is sector agnostic, offering cohort-based programming and does not take equity in the startups we support.
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.