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

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  • Fabrication Lab
  • Lunch & Learn
  • North Forge Meetups
  • Tours & Demos
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RRC & North Forge Open House 2:30 pm
RRC & North Forge Open House
Apr 7 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us in the heart of Innovation Alley for an open house and tours of Red River College’s ACE Project Space and North Forge Technology Exchange’s two new resources: the Advanced ICT Lab and the UX Lab. Tours run every 15 minutes. FLOOR 5: ACE Project Space, Red River College FLOOR 3: North Forge Technology Exchange UX Lab: Prioritizing the User Experience Advanced ICT Lab: A Physical Space to Create Digital Worlds More Information >
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Manitoba New Venture Championships (Hosted by SCCE) 8:30 am
Manitoba New Venture Championships (Hosted by SCCE)
Apr 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Asper School of Business Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Description: Students from post-secondary schools across the province will compete in three different events including a Logo Competition, an Idea Pitch Competition and a Business Plan Competition. Visit the website! No RSVP required, public is welcome to attend any of the day’s events. Event schedule is located on the website.
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North Forge Meetup – Lift Innovations’ Traction Update + “Workations”­ 6:00 pm
North Forge Meetup – Lift Innovations’ Traction Update + “Workations”­ @ Red River College - Princess Campus - Room A104
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
North Forge Meetups Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 PM Agenda 1) Introduction: What is North Forge? What happens at North Forge Meetups? Joel & Nick break everything down for new members so they can quickl… https://www.meetup.com/NorthForgeMeetups/events/238627374/
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Lunch & Learn: Crowdfunding for Startups 11:30 am
Lunch & Learn: Crowdfunding for Startups @ SmartPark Event Centre
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join us April 20 at the SmartPark Event Centre for a panel discussion and Q & A. Local entrepreneurs Dustin Refvik, Jesse Marr, and Matt Olsen will share their experiences with crowdfunding platforms, and answer your questions about how you can do it yourself. Dustin Refvik is co-founder of TrapTap, a Winnipeg company that created a device to warn drivers of speed traps, school zones, and red light cameras using crowdsourced data. TrapTap’s Kickstarter campaign resulted in nearly 2,700 backers pledging over $373,000 to bring the product to life. Jesse Marr and Matt Olson are co-founders of Lift Innovations, a company that designs, manufactures and distributes premium products for the naturopathic herb market. During the first quarter of 2016, they were able to crowdfund over $200,000 on INDIEGOGO with their innovative grinder, “The Clipper.” Check out their campaigns before the event:  TRAPTAP KICKSTARTER +  LIFT INNOVATIONS INDIEGOGO VIDEO +  RSVP to events@northforge.ca
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New Member Orientation 6:00 pm
New Member Orientation
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new members. This new member orientation is specifically for new members who have already taken training and s… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/239341941/
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours). 6:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, April 25 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/239289529/
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Epilog Laser Systems / Corel Draw Basics 3:00 pm
Epilog Laser Systems / Corel Draw Basics
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, April 29 at 3:00 PM Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Saturday. Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GS… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/239437818/
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MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding 11:00 am
MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 30 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/239458275/
3D Printer training 2:00 pm
3D Printer training
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 PM Payment online is required no later than 24 hours before the start of the session. Typically you can arrange to pay by credit card or cheque during th… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/239327030/
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    New Member Orientation

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 PM

    Mandatory free training session for all new members. This new member orientation is specifically for new members who have already taken training and s…

    New Member Orientation

    Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017, 6:00 PM

    Location details are available to members only.

    1 Makers Attending

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

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    When: April 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new members. This new member orientation is specifically for new members who have already taken training and s… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/239341941/

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    North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, April 25 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, Apr 25, 2017, 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: April 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, April 25 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/239289529/

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    Epilog Laser Systems / Corel Draw Basics

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Saturday, April 29 at 3:00 PM

    Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Saturday. Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GS…

    Price: 52.50 CAD

    Epilog Laser Systems / Corel Draw Basics

    Saturday, Apr 29, 2017, 3:00 PM

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

    1 Makers Attending

    Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Saturday.Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GST.Non-Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GST. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver prior to the training.Payment is required prior to the start of the training. Payment may u…

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    When: April 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, April 29 at 3:00 PM Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Saturday. Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GS… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/239437818/

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    MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Sunday, April 30 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

    MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding

    Sunday, Apr 30, 2017, 11:00 AM

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

    1 Makers Attending

    Learn the basic safety, and operating procedures for the Gas-Metal Arc-Welding MIG-welder.Requirements: Safety equipment is provided on-site, however it is a good idea to come wearing closed-toe shoes, and long pants, ideally jeans that are free of holes, and you don’t mind if they get singed, or burned.Further, if you’ve already welded in the p…

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    When: April 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 30 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/239458275/

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    3D Printer training

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 PM

    Payment online is required no later than 24 hours before the start of the session. Typically you can arrange to pay by credit card or cheque during th…

    Price: 52.50 CAD

    3D Printer training

    Sunday, Apr 30, 2017, 2:00 PM

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

    2 Makers Attending

    Payment online is required no later than 24 hours before the start of the session. Typically you can arrange to pay by credit card or cheque during the week, or using the PayPal system. If you are unable to attend the training and do not attempt to contact the trainer at least 24 hours prior to the start of the training, you will be liable for the …

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    When: April 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 PM Payment online is required no later than 24 hours before the start of the session. Typically you can arrange to pay by credit card or cheque during th… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/239327030/

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    New Member Orientation

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 PM

    Mandatory free training session for all new members. This new member orientation is specifically for new members who have already taken training and s…

    New Member Orientation

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 PM

    Location details are available to members only.

    1 Makers Attending

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

    Check out this Meetup →

    When: May 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new members. This new member orientation is specifically for new members who have already taken training and s… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/ngdmjmywhbdb/

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