The Forge Business Incubator
Got a prototype? Want to grow your early-stage startup?
This is a free limited-enrollment program for anyone actively working on an early-stage business. Work with professional advisors to take your early-stage product or service to the next level. Get access to office space, equipment, professional services, up to $3000 in seed funding (via reimbursement for eligible expenses) and the Forge's investor network. Accelerate your revenue growth, polish your product and learn how to talk to investors. Meet every 4-6 months with an advisory board.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019. Apply here. Excellent applications considered year-round. Currently accepting up to 5 new companies.
Program Dates: Next cohort starts February 2019 and lasts 8 months with opportunity to extend up to 18 months.
The Forge Summer Startup Academy
Are you a McMaster University student with an entrepreneurial idea?
Apply to the 2019 Student Startup Competition to compete for up to $100,000 in cash as well as a spot in our 2019 Summer Startup Academy. The Academy runs every summer from May-August, and provides 12 McMaster University student teams with a summer grant to work on their startup inside The Forge at McMaster Innovation Park.
Click here to learn more.
The Forge Startup School
Got a business idea? Ready to make it a reality?
Spend 14 weeks working intensively with our entrepreneurs-in-residence and mentors at McMaster Innovation Park to gain the tools you need to run an efficient startup. The Forge co-working space and resources will be open to you for the duration of the program. Read the brochure here.
Program dates: January 24 - April 18, 2019, 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM
Please note applications have now closed.