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.



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 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.