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    CEO: Joelle Foster

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

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    PINAWA

    President: Shane Li

    24 Aberdeen Avenue
    Pinawa, Manitoba R0E 1L0 • P: 204-753-5170

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    WINNIPEG

    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

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

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    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

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Sponsor Spotlight: RBC

The average life cycle of a startup is far different than any other company, growth can occur very quickly, which can put a strain on new tech companies. How do companies get funding to support their startups if they have no product developed yet, or if their company is growing much faster than anticipated? Innovation requires support, not just from the community, but from investors and banks who can help foster innovation by providing funding in the critical incubation stages of a tech startup. For many years, North Forge has partnered with RBC to help financially support tech startups by providing specific funding for tech companies in the critical early stages of development. 

Jackie Romans, Kitan Amao, and their team of experts and advisors bring the full scope and scale of RBC to the conversation. “Each tech company requires a financing roadmap tailored to their own unique needs and journey,” shares Jackie Romans, Commercial Account Manager, Information Technology, Life Science, Clean Tech. “Having that industry specialization enables us to provide timely and relevant advice that reflects the current environment and how the industry is evolving to support the growth of our clients. It also helps us build meaningful partnerships between accelerators and early-stage tech companies, which has a community of support that is incredibly important in those early-stages.  Every tech company is different and so we must be differentiated in the advice, tools, and resources we provide.”

For Manitoba to grow into a globally recognized innovation hub, the support of the financial community is equally as critical as the support of the community as a whole. Typically, cash flows play a very large role in the financing options available to a startup, but often in the case of tech startups or industry disruptors, the technology hasn’t been developed yet. This can make funding difficult to attain since the research and development still needs to be done, adding risk to the initial investment. RBC counters this by working closely with founders to understand the exact financial environment in which they operate. 

By partnering with RBC, North Forge is gearing up to create a customized startup experience for tech companies tailored to help meet their financial needs. Innovation cannot take place without the critical financial assistance needed to propel these businesses forward. With the help of RBC and North Forge, tech startups are bound to set off a chain of innovative business development in Manitoba. 

“Tech companies are global by the nature of their industry and the solutions they provide. Global companies require global strategies,” says Kitan Amao, Senior Commercial Account Manager at RBC. “That is why RBC brings expertise to the table to enable tech companies to thrive on a global stage including when in an early stage of development or life cycle of the business.” 

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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. TDS is Manitoba’s largest independent law firm.

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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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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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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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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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North Forge Technology Exchange

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SEED - Altona

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Portage Regional Economic Development

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Morden & District Chamber of Commerce

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Morden Community Development Corp

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Community Futures Heartland

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Carman

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Access Credit Union

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North Forge East

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Community Futures Winnipeg Rivers

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Barkman Concrete Ltd.

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Pinawa Community Development Corporation

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

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Canadian National Energy Alliance

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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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University of Manitoba

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Fabbaloo

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Red River College

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Manitoba Government

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les.net

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