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  • NORTH FORGE SMARTPARK

    WINNIPEG

    President: Teresa Dukes

    441 – 100 Innovation Drive
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6G2• P: 204-262-6400

  • North Forge | East

    PINAWA

    President: Shane Li

    24 Aberdeen Avenue
    Pinawa, Manitoba R0E 1L0 • P: 204-262-6400

  • Fabrication Lab

    WINNIPEG

    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

    3rd Floor, 125 Adelaide Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4 • P: 204-799-2033

We are North Forge Technology Exchange

Helping companies develop faster, cheaper and successfully. North Forge curates resources to help entrepreneurs solve problems in real time and reduces the cost and risk of innovation.

WHAT WE OFFER

Startup Program

Build your business – better, faster, cheaper

North Forge’s four-stage Startup Program incorporates market-first best practices, combined with regional wisdom and international experience. The Startup Program supports and guides entrepreneurs as they formulate their ideas, develop their products and services, launch their businesses and grow their companies.

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“The support of North Forge has been incredible as we have grown and evolved as a company. They truly care and provide mentorship that is tailored to the needs of the company and of the entrepreneur. I couldn’t be happier being a part of the North Forge community.”

“We have benefited from the guidance and advice from the team at North Forge to reach our milestones.”

“North Forge has been absolutely crucial in shaping and refining our concept and turning concept into reality. The breadth and depth of knowledge and real-world experience that entrepreneurs can access through the North Forge network are unparalleled.”

“North Forge is an essential element of the success of any aspiring entrepreneur that wants to succeed in our growing innovation ecosystem. The community, access to technology and collision of innovative minds isn’t possible anywhere else in Manitoba. North Forge is the only place I recommend you go to get your idea off the ground.”

“North Forge helped us navigate the startup ecosystem by offering industry insights and facilitating important connections with funders, partners and customers. Through their mentorship program we have been challenged, supported and are equipped to succeed – overcoming the many obstacles facing a startup company.”

“Our North Forge mentors helped us to dream big and then gave us solid advice to execute on those dreams. I started two companies inside North Forge. The first is company is now a multi-million dollar firm and we are preparing the second company for a super-angel financing round.”

“North Forge provides startups with the resources and network necessary to succeed. All startups in Manitoba should be part of this innovative ecosystem.”

Clients

What's Happening

EVENTS

11 Dec2019

A North Forge Holiday Event

4th Floor, 100 Innovation Drive

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TRAINING/OPEN HOUSE

NEWS

25 Nov2019

Forging new ground in the north

News,

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03 Apr2019

Ramp Up Weekend: Fresh Ideas a Beaming Success

News,

This year’s Ramp Up Weekend: Fresh Ideas was an exciting event that had almost 50 competitors take an idea and transform it into a business in 55 hours.

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BLOG

Startup Spotlight: AquaHive

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North Forge International Program Attracts Startups to Manitoba

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North Forge Holiday Gift Guide 2019

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COMMUNITY AND JOB BOARD

11 Dec2019

How Technology Drives Retail

December 11, 2019

In this seminar, you will learn how to assess your digital maturity. Additionally, they will discuss the future of the retail market and how you can assess your business needs by collecting the right data and utilizing it accordingly. Other topics covered will be business tendencies, main challenges and solutions towards retail success.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 12/11/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/how-technology-drives-retail/
29 Jan2020

The Innovators

January 29, 2020

Our featured guest for The Innovators’ ninth iteration is Alfredo Tan, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer for WestJet Airlines and Industry Professor at McMaster University. Tan is actively building a culture of innovation while transforming WestJet into a digital enterprise, drawing from his experience as part of the executive teams at Facebook and Instagram Canada. Our host for the evening is Jon Erlichman, anchor of BNN Bloomberg’s morning program, The Open.

30 Jan2020

Disrupted 2020

January 30, 2020

Explore the human side of technology with a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, change-makers, innovators, educators, and success seekers.

Disrupted will present hard-hitting conversations, valuable insights, and calls for action on the Main Stage. This two-day conference is packed with such content as an Interactive Playground, Coffee with Strangers, engaging networking events and more that will stick with you long after it’s over.

Early-bird tickets are available until November 30, 2019.

Organization: Tech Manitoba
Due Date: 01/30/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.disruptedfuture.com
13 May2020

DigiMarCon Canada 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition

May 13, 2020

DigiMarCon Canada 2020 is your chance to …
-Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.
-Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
-Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

Organization: DigiMarCon Canada [173988]
Due Date: 05/13/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconcanada.ca

JOBS

OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTS

11 Dec2019

How Technology Drives Retail

December 11, 2019

In this seminar, you will learn how to assess your digital maturity. Additionally, they will discuss the future of the retail market and how you can assess your business needs by collecting the right data and utilizing it accordingly. Other topics covered will be business tendencies, main challenges and solutions towards retail success.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 12/11/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/how-technology-drives-retail/
29 Jan2020

The Innovators

January 29, 2020

Our featured guest for The Innovators’ ninth iteration is Alfredo Tan, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer for WestJet Airlines and Industry Professor at McMaster University. Tan is actively building a culture of innovation while transforming WestJet into a digital enterprise, drawing from his experience as part of the executive teams at Facebook and Instagram Canada. Our host for the evening is Jon Erlichman, anchor of BNN Bloomberg’s morning program, The Open.

Supporters

Bell MTS

Bell MTS is part of Canada’s largest telecommunications company, providing Manitobans with Mobile phone, TV, high speed Internet, and Home phone service.

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MNP LLP

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada.

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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman

At Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS), we are devoted to serving our valued clients. Our collegial workplace fosters greater teamwork, responsiveness and communication, providing better results for clients.

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Wawanesa

Wawanesa works exclusively with insurance brokers across Canada, offering home, auto, farm and commercial business products.

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Business Development Bank of Canada

BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. We offer financing, venture capital, growth & transition capital and consulting services.

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Deloitte

Get forward-thinking business advice. With over 150 years of experience, Deloitte is one of the leading professional services firms in Canada.

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RBC

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 36 other countries.

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Only NU

Social Media Marketing Company providing innovative experiences that give your business an advantage over competitors.

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CoPilot

We are a team of creators inspired by stories. We use storytelling to produce unique visual content that drives meaningful campaigns. We dedicate resources to strategically design marketing strategies to complement our content, while generating views, impressions and ultimately, conversions.

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Bit Space Development

Bit Space Development Ltd. is an interactive digital media studio that specializes in creating innovative learning experiences for the classroom and workplace. We work with educators and industry professionals from around the world to develop effective solutions for education and training using cutting edge digital media technologies.

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Princess Auto

For more than 85 years, Princess Auto has been supplying trade professionals, home mechanics or people who simply love building things with the tools and equipment they need to figure it out – whatever that “it” may be. With a unique assortment of tools, equipment and products, ranging from hydraulics to welding, Princess Auto complements the home improvement sector rather than competing with it.

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JCV Mechanical

We offer highly skilled service professionals, 24 hour emergency service, preventative maintenance programs, training and emergency rental units. JCV Mechanical offers more than just compressed air products. turn this around and start with JCV mechanical offers more.

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Bockstael

For over 100 years the Bockstael name has been synonymous with construction in Manitoba. From the humble beginnings of a Belgian carpenter, to the fourth generation of family ownership, building is in our blood. We pride ourselves on world-class innovation and a client-first approach to doing business. This is our commitment to serving the province we choose to call home for the next 100 years — and beyond.

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Stu Clark Centre for Entreprenuership

The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) is here to support entrepreneurial activities across the entire University of Manitoba campus. In addition to supporting students at the I.H. Asper School of Business we also support students from ALL faculties across the University of Manitoba – Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campus including: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Education and more!

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Due North Systems

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Go Oil Canada

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SevenOaks School Division

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Maples Met School

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LGD Pinawa

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

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Canadian National Energy Alliance

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Barkman Concrete Ltd.

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Pitblado Law

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Pegboard Hosting

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Western Economic Diversification Canada

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Government of Canada

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City of Winnipeg

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Fabbaloo

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GO Software

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Red River College

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Manitoba Government

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les.net

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