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What We Offer

Who are you? If you have big ideas for a scalable technology-based business in anything from medtech to software to hardware, you are ready to apply to the Forge. You do not need to be a McMaster student. Learn More
Who are we? The Forge provides free, flexible, dynamic office space to build your company, a network of experienced mentors and coaches and access to funding. Get started with our intensive 14-week program for early-stage entrepreneurs. We are located at McMaster Innovation Park, a premier research and innovation centre in Hamilton, Ontario. Learn More
Community When you join the Forge you get more than just free desk space and bottomless coffee, you become part of a family. We host regular founder meetups and community events to get your brand and asks out there, and we work closely with McMaster University to leverage each other’s unique networks. We celebrate wins together and learn from failure together because that's what we believe is a community. Learn More
Capital No rent. No fees. No equity. We realise funding is critical for a successful startup. We give you access to our active angel network, lend guidance through grant applications, facilitate investor pitch events, set up one-on-one’s with VC’s and work hands-on with you to perfect your pitch. Learn More
Wet lab The McMaster Venture Incubator Lab faciliatates wet lab access, technical resources and basic consumables that eligible startups can use to develop, test and implement their startup ideas.

Everything we offer

How The Forge helps on campus

Win up to $100,000 at the yearly student startup competition

Learn from regular campus events featuring world class
entrepreneurs and startups

Gain the support needed by applying to the next cohort
of The Forge free incubator

Get Started

We incubate companies at the earliest stages of their lifecycle

The Forge
Ideation
Prototype
Scale
The Forge is supported by
Partners
In just 4 short years
105 Companies incubated
300 Jobs created
20 Funds raised