Events & Training

Explore events and training opportunities available with North Forge.

  • From idea to viable business in 55 hours! Ramp Up Weekends pull together teams of developers, designers, makers, entrepreneurs and mentors to test their mettle in a heated competition that rewards the top ideas with cash and prizes and everyone else with amazing amount of fun. The goal is to connect marketable ideas with the talent needed to launch them and to access resources to help fuel growth.

    Ramp Up Weekends

  • Every third Thursday, join the innovation community over lunch for lectures and discussions on what’s going on the startup and tech scenes.

    Lunch & Learn

  • North Forge Meetups are about sharing ideas – show off your latest demo, gather feedback, attract the talent you need from around the room, or just take it all in. This is a collaborative and informal venue for innovators.

    North Forge Meetups

  • Our series that mixes topics in tech with time to mix with others in the community – shaken, stirred and social.

    Tech Cocktail

  • Every Tuesday evening the Fabrication Lab runs an open house to show how entrepreneurial members are starting businesses through rapid protyping.

    Tours & Demos

  • Member orientation runs every Tuesday to get you trained and certified on equipment with experienced members.

    Training

Events & Training Schedule

  • All
  • Fabrication Lab
  • Lunch & Learn
  • Manitoba Open Innovation Challenge
  • North Forge Meetups
  • Open Data
  • Tours & Demos
  • Training
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MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding 11:00 am
MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 1 at 11:00 AM Learn the basic safety, and operating procedures for the Gas-Metal Arc-Welding MIG-welder. Requirements: Safety equipment is provided on-site, howeve… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/zqflrmyxgbcb/
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New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation 6:00 pm
New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabricati… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/ngdmjmyxgbfb/
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours). 6:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 PM Tour Check In Form Located in Innovation Alley, Exchange District in Winnipeg. North Forge Fabrication Lab (AssentWorks) is Manitoba’s only public … https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/qkkbdlyxgbfb/
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Epilog Laser Training 1:30 pm
Epilog Laser Training
Apr 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 8 at 1:30 PM Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Sunday. Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GST…. Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/zqpnmnyxgblb/
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CNC ROUTER TRAINING 6:00 pm
CNC ROUTER TRAINING
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 PM Hey FabLab folks, I will be hosting shopbot CNC router training. During this training we will covering a number of things including but not limited to… Price: 100.00 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/kpnntnyxgbpb/
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3D Printer Training: Basics 6:00 pm
3D Printer Training: Basics
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 PM We will be learning the 3D printing basics, focusing on the Prusa i3 MK2 and its slicing software: Slic3r Prusa Edition. Similarities and differences … https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/dfrjgpyxgbqb/
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MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding 11:00 am
MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 15 at 11:00 AM Learn the basic safety, and operating procedures for the Gas-Metal Arc-Welding MIG-welder. Requirements: Safety equipment is provided on-site, howeve… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/zqflrmyxgbtb/
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April Lunch & Learn – Intro to Machine Learning 11:30 am
April Lunch & Learn – Intro to Machine Learning @ North Forge Exchange Office
Apr 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
April Lunch & Learn - Intro to Machine Learning @ North Forge Exchange Office
Join Haider Al-Saidi as he discusses the topic of Machine Learning, a field of computer science that gives computer systems the ability to “learn” with data, without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. This is a great introduction, accessible to all. If you enjoy math, machines, and binary code, this lunch & learn is one you won’t want to miss!     Speaker: Haider Al-Saidi is the Chair of Applied Computer Education at Red River College. Haider is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and serves as Chair of the Business Technology Management Accreditation Counsel. From 1993 until 2000, Haider led the development team of ICUCOM Corporation in Troy, New York, which was then acquired by Applied Wave Research in El Segundo, California, where he worked until 2002. Haider then joined Assiniboine Community College in 2002, working with a team to develop their Wireless Communication Engineering Technology program. The same year, he started Tiacomm, an IT startup company. Haider’s current interests are in areas of adaptive systems and machine learning. He started working in this field while at ICUCOM Corporation when he developed algorithms to solve the multipath phenomenon using decision feedback equalization. He also used algorithms that he developed for antenna arrays.   RSVP to events@northforge.ca Light lunch will be served.
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Epilog Laser Training 1:30 pm
Epilog Laser Training
Apr 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 PM Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Sunday. Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GST…. Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/zqpnmnyxgbdc/
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3D Printer Training: Form 2 6:00 pm
3D Printer Training: Form 2
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Thursday, April 26 at 6:00 PM We will be learning the basics of using the FormLabs: Form 2 resin based SLA printers including, basic printer maintenance and hardware operation, and… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/tcrjgpyxgbjc/
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Advanced laser: Big Red 1:00 pm
Advanced laser: Big Red
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, April 28 at 1:00 PM PREREQUISITE: EPILOG LASER TRAINING Users should be comfortable with the basic operating principles of laser machines before taking this training. If … Price: 21.00 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/fmbktnyxgblc/
Epilog Rotary Accessory 3:30 pm
Epilog Rotary Accessory
Apr 28 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, April 28 at 3:30 PM PREREQUISITE: EPILOG LASER TRAINING Users should be comfortable with the basic operating principles of laser machines before taking this training. If … Price: 21.00 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/dpbktnyxgblc/
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MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding 11:00 am
MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 29 at 11:00 AM Learn the basic safety, and operating procedures for the Gas-Metal Arc-Welding MIG-welder. Requirements: Safety equipment is provided on-site, howeve… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/zqflrmyxgbmc/
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    April Lunch & Learn – Intro to Machine Learning

    Join Haider Al-Saidi as he discusses the topic of Machine Learning, a field of computer science that gives computer systems the ability to “learn” with data, without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. This is a great introduction, accessible to all. If you enjoy math, machines, and binary code, this lunch & learn is one you won’t want to miss!

     

     

    Speaker: Haider Al-Saidi is the Chair of Applied Computer Education at Red River College. Haider is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and serves as Chair of the Business Technology Management Accreditation Counsel.

    From 1993 until 2000, Haider led the development team of ICUCOM Corporation in Troy, New York, which was then acquired by Applied Wave Research in El Segundo, California, where he worked until 2002. Haider then joined Assiniboine Community College in 2002, working with a team to develop their Wireless Communication Engineering Technology program.

    The same year, he started Tiacomm, an IT startup company. Haider’s current interests are in areas of adaptive systems and machine learning. He started working in this field while at ICUCOM Corporation when he developed algorithms to solve the multipath phenomenon using decision feedback equalization. He also used algorithms that he developed for antenna arrays.

     

    RSVP to events@northforge.ca

    Light lunch will be served.

    When: April 19, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Where: North Forge Exchange Office, 1st floor, 321 McDermot Ave

    Join Haider Al-Saidi as he discusses the topic of Machine Learning, a field of computer science that gives computer systems the ability to “learn” with data, without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. This is a great introduction, accessible to all. If you enjoy math, machines, and binary code, this lunch & learn is one you won’t want to miss!     Speaker: Haider Al-Saidi is the Chair of Applied Computer Education at Red River College. Haider is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and serves as Chair of the Business Technology Management Accreditation Counsel. From 1993 until 2000, Haider led the development team of ICUCOM Corporation in Troy, New York, which was then acquired by Applied Wave Research in El Segundo, California, where he worked until 2002. Haider then joined Assiniboine Community College in 2002, working with a team to develop their Wireless Communication Engineering Technology program. The same year, he started Tiacomm, an IT startup company. Haider’s current interests are in areas of adaptive systems and machine learning. He started working in this field while at ICUCOM Corporation when he developed algorithms to solve the multipath phenomenon using decision feedback equalization. He also used algorithms that he developed for antenna arrays.   RSVP to events@northforge.ca Light lunch will be served.

  • Mar

    21

    TDS Law “Spring Mixer”

    Enjoy beverages and a light lunch while learning about top legal mistakes made by entrepreneurs and how to avoid them. Speaker Silvia de Sousa will be giving a short presentation to get you thinking about opportunities and risks.

     

    Meet TDS Law‘s team of start-up lawyers specializing in business law, intellectual property law, employment law, technology law, and more. It will be a great event for start-ups and those looking to expand! Join us for good food, helpful information, and networking!

     

    RSVP to alea@northforge.ca to reserve your spot!

    When: March 21, 2018 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
    Where: 321 McDermot Ave (3rd Floor Boardroom)

    Enjoy beverages and a light lunch while learning about top legal mistakes made by entrepreneurs and how to avoid them. Speaker Silvia de Sousa will be giving a short presentation to get you thinking about opportunities and risks.   Meet TDS Law‘s team of start-up lawyers specializing in business law, intellectual property law, employment law, technology law, and more. It will be a great event for start-ups and those looking to expand! Join us for good food, helpful information, and networking!   RSVP to alea@northforge.ca to reserve your spot!

  • Mar

    22

    March Lunch & Learn

    SR&ED DIY: Preparing the Technical Project Description

    Join us for our Lunch & Learn on March 22, 2018! We will be gathering at the North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St.) from 11:30am-1:30pm!

    Description: Tax season is upon us! If your company completed work in 2017 that is eligible for the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program, it is time to start preparing your claim. For many start-ups, there is a desire to navigate the SR&ED application on your own.  The objective of this lunch and learn will be to provide you with tips on the preparation of the Technical Project Description component of the SR&ED claim, including how to avoid common mistakes in the description of your project..

    This session will only briefly cover SR&ED eligibility and is primarily targeted at those who have already identified eligible work, and would like some guidance on the preparing the technical description in house.  The target audience would be the technical staff who has an intimate knowledge of the work performed and is tasked with the preparation of the description.

     

    Presenter: Andrea Legary PEng MBA

    Title: Manager, Global Innovation and Investment Incentives, Tax

     

    Andrea is a Manager in Deloitte’s Global Investment and Innovation Incentives group here in Winnipeg.  Andrea joined Deloitte in 2014 after a decade of working in Winnipeg’s aerospace and defense industry on programs for CSA, NASA, and Lockheed Martin.  Her primary focus is assisting clients to access funding in support of their research and development initiatives via the  Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program.

     

    Light lunch will be provided.

    Please RSVP to events@northforge.ca

     

    When: March 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab, 125 Adelaide St.

    SR&ED DIY: Preparing the Technical Project Description Join us for our Lunch & Learn on March 22, 2018! We will be gathering at the North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St.) from 11:30am-1:30pm! Description: Tax season is upon us! If your company completed work in 2017 that is eligible for the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program, it is time to start preparing your claim. For many start-ups, there is a desire to navigate the SR&ED application on your own.  The objective of this lunch and learn will be to provide you with tips on the preparation of the Technical Project Description component of the SR&ED claim, including how to avoid common mistakes in the description of your project.. This session will only briefly cover SR&ED eligibility and is primarily targeted at those who have already identified eligible work, and would like some guidance on the preparing the technical description in house.  The target audience would be the technical staff who has an intimate knowledge of the work performed and is tasked with the preparation of the description.   Presenter: Andrea Legary PEng MBA Title: Manager, Global Innovation and Investment Incentives, Tax   Andrea is a Manager in Deloitte’s Global Investment and Innovation Incentives group here in Winnipeg.  Andrea joined Deloitte in 2014 after a decade of working in Winnipeg’s aerospace and defense industry on programs for CSA, NASA, and Lockheed Martin.  Her primary focus is assisting clients to access funding in support of their research and development initiatives via the  Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program.   Light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to events@northforge.ca  

  • Mar

    03

    Open Data Winnipeg Hackathon 2018

    How would you use open data to improve the lives of Winnipeggers?

    Whether you’re a hacker, developer, a statistician or someone new to open data, join us for a fun-filled day of imagination, collaboration and coding. We’ll be using the City of Winnipeg’s open data to present meaningful and fresh ideas that improve the lives of Winnippeggers!

     

    Open Data Winnipeg 2018 is a free North Forge event presented in partnership with the City of Winnipeg and Red River College.

    When: March 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Where: Red River College – Ace Project Space, 321 McDermot Ave (5th Floor)

    How would you use open data to improve the lives of Winnipeggers? Whether you’re a hacker, developer, a statistician or someone new to open data, join us for a fun-filled day of imagination, collaboration and coding. We’ll be using the City of Winnipeg’s open data to present meaningful and fresh ideas that improve the lives of Winnippeggers!   Open Data Winnipeg 2018 is a free North Forge event presented in partnership with the City of Winnipeg and Red River College.

  • Jan

    30

    New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, January 30 at 6:00 PM

    Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabricati…

    New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation

    Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018, 6:00 PM

    Location details are available to members only.

    6 Makers Attending

    Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabrication Lab members who have already submitted a membership application for the North Forge Fabrication Lab.This orientation session will help new members become better acquainted with shop and equipment …

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    When: January 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, January 30 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabricati… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/247093987/

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    30

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, January 30 at 6:00 PM

    Tour Check In Form Located in Innovation Alley, Exchange District in Winnipeg. North Forge Fabrication Lab (AssentWorks) is Manitoba’s only public …

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

    Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018, 6:00 PM

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor Winnipeg, MB

    2 Makers Attending

    Tour Check In FormLocated in Innovation Alley, Exchange District in Winnipeg.North Forge Fabrication Lab (AssentWorks) is Manitoba’s only public fabrication lab! Take a tour and discover how entrepreneurial members are starting businesses. See 3D printing, laser cutting, computer-controlled routing, plasma cutting, vacuum forming, and many other …

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    When: January 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, January 30 at 6:00 PM Tour Check In Form Located in Innovation Alley, Exchange District in Winnipeg. North Forge Fabrication Lab (AssentWorks) is Manitoba’s only public … https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/247139035/

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