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  • NORTH FORGE SMARTPARK

    WINNIPEG

    CEO: Joelle Foster

    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: 204-753-5170

  • Fabrication Lab

    WINNIPEG

    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

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

  • North Forge | North

    THE PAS

    Northern Director/Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Jerome Conaty

    University College of the North
    436-7th Street East, The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1M7
    (204) 623-0311

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

Founders Program

Build your business – better, faster, cheaper

No matter what stage you are at, our new, online four-stage Founders Program is available to all Manitobans.  We provide comprehensive resources, combined with regional knowledge and international experience.  Technology-enabled businesses will receive foundational business training, access to experts, networking, mentorship, a hot desk, pathfinding to growth capital, and ongoing entrepreneur-in-resident support. 

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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

TRAINING/OPEN HOUSE

NEWS

02 Sep2020

Manitoba's Online PPE Marketplace Just Got Better!

News,

B2B Manitoba, Manitoba’s online platform that links any organization to the tools they need to open safely, has been enhanced to connect businesses and not-for-profits to contract health and safety services….

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25 Nov2019

Forging new ground in the north

News,

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BLOG

North Forge Technology Exchange welcomes new members to its board of directors

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Sponsor Spotlight: RBC

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Congratulations to the Recipients of the Indigenous Entrepreneur Scholarship!

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COMMUNITY AND JOB BOARD

03 Nov2020

Marketing and Events Specialist

November 03, 2020

Position Overview

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated Marketing and Events Specialist to join our fast-growing team!

We are in the process of rolling out three new initiatives and we are looking for someone who wants to be a part of something exciting and new, someone who enjoys working with entrepreneurs and wants to grow our incubator/accelerator globally.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, a versatile creative writer, and a team player who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

North Forge Technology Exchange is a hybrid incubator/accelerator and the innovation partner for the Province of Manitoba. We fuel Manitoba’s innovation economy providing founders with award-winning mentors, rockstar subject matter experts and a new four-stage Founders Program. We have helped over 60 companies access over 180 million dollars in financing and created hundreds of jobs. Armed with Canada’s largest non-profit fabrication lab, North Forge operates out of 27,000 square feet across Innovation Drive and Innovation Alley in Winnipeg, Canada.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Marketing and Communications:

· Contribute to the development of new branding including documentation related to key North Forge initiatives in Winnipeg, Northern and rural Manitoba.

· Work collaboratively in the development of relevant content for the website, blog, and newsletter.

· Coordinate production of all marketing materials including copywriting and conceptualizing advertisements, prospectus/brochures, advertisement, and other campaigns.

· Design and execute a content strategy for social media platforms.

· Manage all social media channels and coordinate replies as needed.

· Develop and execute annual social media calendar of events, postings and paid social campaigns.

· Produce photo and video content for the social media channel.

· Perform monthly analytics as well as ongoing brand monitoring and reporting.

· Provides effective communications advice and support to North Forge and entrepreneurial initiatives.

Events:

· Participate in the planning and execution of various online events with assistance from the Program and Communications Manager.

· Liaising with speakers.

· Analyze events for effectiveness by identifying, evaluating, and reporting results and ROI to the team.

· Once all COVID restrictions are lifted, and with assistance from the Program and Communications Manager, this job will entail

o Planning, implementing, and follow-up for all in-person (internal and external) events from complex and large-scale events to smaller events. This will also include planning and organizing all pitch competitions and hackathons.

o Responsibilities include but are not limited to the coordination of events including event planning, ordering catering, managing registration, logistics, event contracts, on-site event management, assisting presenters with their A/V requirements, as well as assisting with the set-up, tear-down and clean up of North Forge events; including moving tables and chairs. The ideal candidate will be proactive in handling any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day.

Qualifications / Requirements:

· Post-secondary degree in business with a focus on Marketing or Communications is considered an asset.

· Three to five years of experience in marketing, with experience in digital marketing and online marketing strategies.

· Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing strategic communications, social media, and marketing programs/campaigns, which include effective creation and execution of large-scale projects and campaigns aimed at targeted audiences.

· Proficient with WordPress, InDesign, and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

· Ability to learn and effectively use software and web-based tools such as Zoom, Eventbrite, HubSpot and others as required.

· Strong understanding of the web, email, and social media marketing and how to leverage related tools to strategic advantage.

· Experience with social analytics and monitoring tools.

· Proficient writing skills and storyteller, experience in writing blogs an asset.

· Strong eye for design and ability to provide creative direction.

· Experience with graphic design is an asset.

· Ability to work in a small team environment and demonstrate a collaborative teamwork attitude.

· Highly organized and ability to work on tight deadlines.

· Must be able to work in a multi-task, fast-paced environment that will also entail potential early morning, evenings, and weekend work once all COVID restrictions are lifted.

Why North Forge

· This is an opportunity to help rebuild something exciting and make a measurable impact in our province.

· We have competitive health and dental benefits.

· A standing desk, office, computer, and unlimited coffee will be provided.

· Free parking.

Application deadline: 2020-11-03

Job Type: Full-time

To apply, submit a cover letter, and resume to [email protected].

Organization: North Forge Technology Exchange
Due Date: 11/03/2020
Email: [email protected]
17 Nov2020

DigiMarCon World 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference

November 17, 2020

DigiMarCon World 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.

Organization: DigiMarCon World
Due Date: 11/17/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconworld.com/agenda/
31 Dec2020

We’re Recruiting Candidates for Level IT Up

December 31, 2020

Do you have autism spectrum disorder (ASD)/Asperger Syndrome and the skills and interest to
work in the tech sector? Do you find current job search and hiring processes difficult to
navigate? Level IT Up may be the right fit for you!
We are a social enterprise dedicated to increasing the employment of Manitobans with ASD in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Our goal is to provide a pool of trained and skilled personnel to companies within Winnipeg’s
information and communication

Organization: Level IT Up
Due Date: 12/31/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://levelitupmb.ca/application-form/
13 May2021

DigiMarCon Canada West 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

May 13, 2021

Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition – May 13-14, 2021 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Organization: DigiMarCon Canada West 2021
Due Date: 05/13/2021
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconcanadawest.ca
17 May2021

DigiMarCon Canada East

May 17, 2021

Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel
1050 De La Gauchetiere West
Montreal
Quebec
H3B 4C9
Canada

Organization: DigiMarCon East
Due Date: 05/17/2021
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconcanadaeast.ca/register/
20 May2021

DigiMarCon Canada 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

May 20, 2021

Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition – May 20-21, 2021 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Organization: DigiMarCon Canada
Due Date: 05/20/2021
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconcanada.ca/
20 May2021

TECHSPO Toronto 2021 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)

May 20, 2021

“Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in Toronto!

TECHSPO Toronto 2021 is your chance to …
– Experience a safe and intimate gathering with business professionals in a clean and hygienic environment.
– Check out exhibitors showcasing the next generation of advances in technology & innovation.
– Be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.
– Interact with technology enthusiasts, build your network and collab

Organization: TECHSPO Toronto
Due Date: 05/20/2021
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://techspotoronto.ca

JOBS

03 Nov2020

Marketing and Events Specialist

November 03, 2020

Position Overview

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated Marketing and Events Specialist to join our fast-growing team!

We are in the process of rolling out three new initiatives and we are looking for someone who wants to be a part of something exciting and new, someone who enjoys working with entrepreneurs and wants to grow our incubator/accelerator globally.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, a versatile creative writer, and a team player who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

North Forge Technology Exchange is a hybrid incubator/accelerator and the innovation partner for the Province of Manitoba. We fuel Manitoba’s innovation economy providing founders with award-winning mentors, rockstar subject matter experts and a new four-stage Founders Program. We have helped over 60 companies access over 180 million dollars in financing and created hundreds of jobs. Armed with Canada’s largest non-profit fabrication lab, North Forge operates out of 27,000 square feet across Innovation Drive and Innovation Alley in Winnipeg, Canada.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Marketing and Communications:

· Contribute to the development of new branding including documentation related to key North Forge initiatives in Winnipeg, Northern and rural Manitoba.

· Work collaboratively in the development of relevant content for the website, blog, and newsletter.

· Coordinate production of all marketing materials including copywriting and conceptualizing advertisements, prospectus/brochures, advertisement, and other campaigns.

· Design and execute a content strategy for social media platforms.

· Manage all social media channels and coordinate replies as needed.

· Develop and execute annual social media calendar of events, postings and paid social campaigns.

· Produce photo and video content for the social media channel.

· Perform monthly analytics as well as ongoing brand monitoring and reporting.

· Provides effective communications advice and support to North Forge and entrepreneurial initiatives.

Events:

· Participate in the planning and execution of various online events with assistance from the Program and Communications Manager.

· Liaising with speakers.

· Analyze events for effectiveness by identifying, evaluating, and reporting results and ROI to the team.

· Once all COVID restrictions are lifted, and with assistance from the Program and Communications Manager, this job will entail

o Planning, implementing, and follow-up for all in-person (internal and external) events from complex and large-scale events to smaller events. This will also include planning and organizing all pitch competitions and hackathons.

o Responsibilities include but are not limited to the coordination of events including event planning, ordering catering, managing registration, logistics, event contracts, on-site event management, assisting presenters with their A/V requirements, as well as assisting with the set-up, tear-down and clean up of North Forge events; including moving tables and chairs. The ideal candidate will be proactive in handling any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day.

Qualifications / Requirements:

· Post-secondary degree in business with a focus on Marketing or Communications is considered an asset.

· Three to five years of experience in marketing, with experience in digital marketing and online marketing strategies.

· Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing strategic communications, social media, and marketing programs/campaigns, which include effective creation and execution of large-scale projects and campaigns aimed at targeted audiences.

· Proficient with WordPress, InDesign, and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

· Ability to learn and effectively use software and web-based tools such as Zoom, Eventbrite, HubSpot and others as required.

· Strong understanding of the web, email, and social media marketing and how to leverage related tools to strategic advantage.

· Experience with social analytics and monitoring tools.

· Proficient writing skills and storyteller, experience in writing blogs an asset.

· Strong eye for design and ability to provide creative direction.

· Experience with graphic design is an asset.

· Ability to work in a small team environment and demonstrate a collaborative teamwork attitude.

· Highly organized and ability to work on tight deadlines.

· Must be able to work in a multi-task, fast-paced environment that will also entail potential early morning, evenings, and weekend work once all COVID restrictions are lifted.

Why North Forge

· This is an opportunity to help rebuild something exciting and make a measurable impact in our province.

· We have competitive health and dental benefits.

· A standing desk, office, computer, and unlimited coffee will be provided.

· Free parking.

Application deadline: 2020-11-03

Job Type: Full-time

To apply, submit a cover letter, and resume to [email protected].

Organization: North Forge Technology Exchange
Due Date: 11/03/2020
Email: [email protected]
31 Dec2020

We’re Recruiting Candidates for Level IT Up

December 31, 2020

Do you have autism spectrum disorder (ASD)/Asperger Syndrome and the skills and interest to
work in the tech sector? Do you find current job search and hiring processes difficult to
navigate? Level IT Up may be the right fit for you!
We are a social enterprise dedicated to increasing the employment of Manitobans with ASD in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Our goal is to provide a pool of trained and skilled personnel to companies within Winnipeg’s
information and communication

Organization: Level IT Up
Due Date: 12/31/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://levelitupmb.ca/application-form/

OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTS

17 Nov2020

DigiMarCon World 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference

November 17, 2020

DigiMarCon World 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.

Organization: DigiMarCon World
Due Date: 11/17/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconworld.com/agenda/
13 May2021

DigiMarCon Canada West 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

May 13, 2021

Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition – May 13-14, 2021 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Organization: DigiMarCon Canada West 2021
Due Date: 05/13/2021
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconcanadawest.ca

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Princess Auto

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JCV Mechanical

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Bockstael

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Stu Clark Centre for Entreprenuership

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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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Western Economic Diversification Canada

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Government of Canada

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City of Winnipeg

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Manitoba Government

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