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 September 14, 2020– April 30, 2021 and the deadline to apply is Monday, August 3, 2020.

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. Next cohort runs from September 23 to December 16, 2020 and the application deadline is Thursday, September 17 (by 12 midnight), 2020.

STUDENT STARTUP COMPETITION: Our annual $100,000 pitch competition is open to McMaster University students and recent alumni with a business idea or prototype. Winners will receive cash prizes and get to spend the Summer of 2021 learning the ropes of startup life at The Forge. The next competition will take place in the Spring of 2021.