Programs

 

  
BUSINESS INCUBATOR: Startups with a prototype and early traction can apply to receive seed capital, hands-on help from experts, dedicated office space, and much more! The next cohort runs from May 10, 2021- December 17, 2021 and the application deadline is Sunday, March 28, 2020 (before 11:59PM).

STARTUP SURVIVOR: Startup Survivor is a 4-month innovation program culminating with a pitch competition in the Fall. The Forge will be giving out up to $75,000 to 10 finalists throughout the program as startups complete a series of challenges focused on innovation, validation, and business development. Can you outlast the competition? Applications open now!

 

STARTUP SCHOOL: Got a business idea? This 4-month mini-course with mentors and advisors at The Forge will help you kick off your entrepreneurial journey.  We are not currently accepting applications for Startup School. The next cohort runs in Fall 2021, stay tuned for the next application deadline.

STUDENT STARTUP COMPETITION: A $100,000 pitch competition open to McMaster University students and recent alumni with a business idea or prototype. Winners will receive cash prizes and spend the summer learning the ropes of startup life at The Forge. We are not accepting applications for the Student Startup Competition in 2021.