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  • EXCHANGE OFFICE

    WINNIPEG

    President: Jeff Ryzner

    100 – 321 McDermot Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0A3 • P: 204-942-1493

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  • North Forge | South

    MORDEN

    Executive Director: Alison Lea

    500 Stephen Street
    Morden, Manitoba R6M 1T7 • P: 204-330-0292

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  • North Forge | East

    PINAWA

    President: Shane Li

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

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  • Fabrication Lab

    WINNIPEG

    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

    3rd Floor, 125 Adelaide Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0A3 • P: 204-799-2033

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  • SMARTPARK OFFICE

    WINNIPEG

    President: Jeff Ryzner

    200 – 135 Innovation Drive
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6A8 • P: 204-262-6400

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We are North Forge Technology Exchange.

We are an innovation-based economic development agency that is supported by a powerhouse community. We fuel Manitoba’s entrepreneurial economy through education, technology and community initiatives.

WHAT WE OFFER

North Forge Startup Program

We provide you with connections and access to the resources you need to succeed.

The North Forge startup program takes entrepreneurs from idea to market success by helping them build sustainable, investor-ready companies with go-to-market and scale up plans. Launch and grow an innovative technology company through our mentor-driven, customized program.

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Advanced ICT Lab

Advanced ICT Lab

The Advanced ICT Lab is a digital makerspace that provides the tools for developers to advance their tech for commercialization.

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Investor Intelligence

Investor Intelligence

With PitchBook, North Forge clients have access to private market data, venture capital, private equity and M&A deals, investors and funds.

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Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting

North Forge Technology Exchange clients have access to hosting services at cost.

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Market Intelligence

Market Intelligence

North Forge clients have access to customized market research through World Trade Centre Winnipeg.

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Events & Training

Events & Training

We provide opportunities for collaboration and education via events including our Lunch & Learns as well as orientation and training for the use of our Fabrication Lab.

UX Lab

UX Lab

North Forge clients are provided assistance with user and usability testing, user and stakeholder interviews and surveys.

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Grant Assistance

Grant Assistance

We provide assistance to those enrolled in our Startup Program.

North Forge Fabrication Lab

We are North America’s largest fabrication and rapid prototyping facility.

North Forge’s Fabrication Lab is a training-focused facility where ideas are transformed into something tangible. Access to advanced equipment helps Manitoba entrepreneurs lower the cost of prototyping – and the time it takes to get it done.

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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.”

What's Happening

EVENTS

02 Jan2019

Women in 3D Printing, Winnipeg Chapter

Winnipeg

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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17 Jan2019

Hope, Recovery and Triumph

Winnipeg

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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TRAINING/OPEN HOUSE

11 Dec2018

North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

6:00pm

North Forge Fabrication Lab is Manitoba’s only public fabrication lab! Take a tour and discover how entrepreneurial members are starting businesses. See 3D printing, laser cutting,…

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11 Dec2018

Entrepreneurship mentoring

6:00pm

If you need advice on everything from product development to lean manufacturing, attend one of these sessions with Matt Olson, Entrepreneur in Residence at the North Forge Fabrication Lab. Matt can…

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NEWS

22 Oct2018

North Forge acknowledged with national Startup Canada Award

News,

North Forge Technology Exchange has received the Startup Canada Community of the Year Award from Startup Canada, Canada’s entrepreneurship organization.

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19 Sep2018

UKKO Robotics Launches Autonomous Poultry Tractors as Part of the Company's Rova Series

Press Releases,

Winnipeg, September 19, 2018 – North Forge Technology Exchange will be hosting an exclusive tech launch for Ukkö Robotics as they release the first ever autonomous poultry tractor – Rova.

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BLOG

Barkman Concrete Utilizes Fabrication Lab for Prototypes

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Bow & Arrow Furniture Company

Bow & Arrow Furniture Company Open’s New Storefront in Wolseley

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Career Trek

Family and Community Key to MOIC Finalist Submission

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COMMUNITY BILLBOARD

31 Dec2018

Become a Futurpreneur Mentor!

December 31, 2018

If you have experience in small business, professional services, digital marketing and/or finance and want to know more about becoming a mentor, we want to hear from you! Contact us at: 204-480-8481

Organization: Futurpreneur Canada
Due Date: 12/31/2018
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/mentoring/become-a-mentor/
31 Dec2018

Apply to the U.S. Canadian Technology Accelerator Program Spring Cohort

December 31, 2018

With the help of the Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTAs), a program of the Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) Trade Commissioner Service, innovative Canadian companies are invited to apply to scale in one of three unique cohorts in 2018.

Organization: Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTAs), a program of the Global Affairs Canada's (GAC) Trade Commissioner Service
Due Date: 12/31/2018
Email:
Website: http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/cta-atc/index.aspx?lang=eng&menu_id=279

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

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Canadian National Energy Alliance

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Business Development Bank of Canada

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Barkman Concrete Ltd.

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Pitblado Law

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Bit Space Development

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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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MNP LLP

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Fabbaloo

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High Speed Crow

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GO Software

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Deloitte

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Red River College

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Princess Auto

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Bell MTS

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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman

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Relish New Brand Experience Inc.

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Stu Clark Centre for Entreprenuership

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Manitoba Government

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