STUDENT STARTUP COMPETITION 2019
The Competition has closed for 2019. Check back in Fall 2019 for details on next year's Competition.
Students can enter the Student Startup Competition to compete for up to $100,000 in cash as well as a spot in our Summer Startup Academy. The Academy runs every summer from May to 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.

 

 

HEALTH ENTREPRENEUR BOOTCAMP
For pre-seed health startups 

Health Entrepreneur Bootcamp. A small group of pre-seed HealthTech entrepreneurs will spend two intensive days getting their burning questions answered and networking in the health innovation ecosystem.  We will cover: health economics, regulatory pathways, raising capital, IP strategy, quality and risk management.  You will meet clinicians, hospital administrators, investors, and other HealthTech startups. 
Program dates:  April 30 – May 1, 2019.
Questions? programs@theforge.mcmaster.ca

 

 

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 dedicated office space, prototyping equipment, one-on-one mentorship, professional services, up to $3000 in seed funding, and the Forge's investor network. Accelerate your revenue growth, polish your product and learn how to talk to investors. Incubation lasts 8months with opportunity for extension up to 18months.  
Apply here. Excellent applications considered year-round.  
 

 

Startup schoolTHE 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 makerspace will be open to you for the duration of the program. Read the brochure here
Program dates:  January 24 - April 25, 2019, 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM
Please note applications have now closed and Startup School is in session!

 

Questions? Please contact Mariya@theforge.mcmaster.ca.