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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MNP Open Office Hours at North Forge
MNP Open Office Hours at North Forge @ Smart Park & Exchange
Mar 3 all-day
Every new business venture comes with questions. Are you maximizing your tax credits? Should you be thinking about incorporation? What options are there for you to access capital, or finance your new business? Start a conversation and get answers and advice from Allister Penner, CPA, CA, and partner in MNP’s Assurances Services Group. Email brussell@northforge.ca to schedule your one-on-one consultation at North Forge Exchange on March 3. SmartPark dates are February 16 and March 16.
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Stu Clark Investment Competition 5:30 pm
Stu Clark Investment Competition @ The Fairmont Winnipeg
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm
Sixteen grad student teams will compete for over CAD $50,000 total prize purse (CAD $20,000 for first place) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Additionally, the University of Manitoba guarantees a minimum of CAD $1,000 to each team. Friday, March 10, 5:30 – 8:00 PM Saturday March 11, 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Stu Clark Investment Competition (Hosted by SCCE) 5:30 pm
Stu Clark Investment Competition (Hosted by SCCE)
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, March 10, 5:30 pm – 8 pm / Saturday, March 11, 2 pm – 6 pm Friday evening please join us for The Associates Opening Reception followed by the Idea Pitch and Logo Competition where 16 graduate teams will compete. On Saturday afternoon join us to watch the final four teams compete in the Championship Round of the Business Plan Competition. Visit the website! Friday, March 10th event requires RSVP to Amy Briscoe (amy.briscoe@umanitoba.ca), Saturday event no RSVP required.
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MNP Open Office Hours at North Forge
MNP Open Office Hours at North Forge @ Smart Park & Exchange
Mar 16 all-day
Every new business venture comes with questions. Are you maximizing your tax credits? Should you be thinking about incorporation? What options are there for you to access capital, or finance your new business? Start a conversation and get answers and advice from Allister Penner, CPA, CA, and partner in MNP’s Assurances Services Group. Email brussell@northforge.ca to schedule your one-on-one consultation at North Forge Exchange on March 3. SmartPark dates are February 16 and March 16.
North Forge Lunch & Learn: Cyber Security 11:30 am
North Forge Lunch & Learn: Cyber Security @ SmartPark Event Centre
Mar 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
March’s Lunch & Learn, Are You Cyber Aware?, will be held from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. on March 16 at the SmartPark Event Centre at 100 – One Research Road. Cyber security breaches, threats, and attacks have proven to be huge disruptors to even the most savvy organizations. MNP’s National Cyper Security Leader, Danny Timmins, will explore how cyber fraud happens and offer recommendations on risk prevention. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to events@northforge.ca.
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Setting Your Sales Team Up For Success in 2017
Setting Your Sales Team Up For Success in 2017 @ ACI learning classroom
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day
North Forge and New Media Manitoba are excited to partner in bringing Jake Dunlap of Skaled to meet Winnipeg’s innovative and creative technology companies. Dunlap’s two-day workshop March 22 and 23 is focused on giving you the tools to optimize your sales process and effectively scale your sales team. Dunlap will change how you look at, manage, and execute sales. He has worked for many SaaS companies, including Glassdoor.com and Chartbeat.com, and has transformed their sales processes. Think of this workshop as the Google Analytics of sales. Most people think sales is about having a winning personality and presenting slick marketing materials, but there is so much more. Learn how to track the numbers, create repeatable processes, and measure tangible outcomes to improve your sales. North Forge clients, contact dwaters@northforge.ca for a PROMO CODE to receive your discount at registration. Register at http://newmediamanitoba.com/events/324/planning-for-sales-with-jake-dunlop
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Epilog Laser Training/CorelDraw basics 6:00 pm
Epilog Laser Training/CorelDraw basics
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, March 25 at 6:00 PM 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 liab… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238636512/
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New Member Orientation 6:00 pm
New Member Orientation
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, March 28 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/238611673/
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours). 6:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, March 28 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/238633199/
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    Epilog Laser Training/CorelDraw basics

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Saturday, March 25 at 6:00 PM

    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 liab…

    Price: 52.50 CAD

    https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238636512/

    When: March 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, March 25 at 6:00 PM 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 liab… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238636512/

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    New Member Orientation

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, March 28 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/238611673/

    When: March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, March 28 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/238611673/

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    North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, March 28 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/238633199/

    When: March 28, 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, March 28 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/238633199/

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    Epilog Laser Systems / Corel Draw Basics

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Saturday, April 1 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/238622931/

    When: April 1, 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 1 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/238622931/

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    MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Sunday, April 2 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/zqflrmywgbdb/

    When: April 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 2 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/zqflrmywgbdb/

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    3D Printer training

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Sunday, April 2 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/238073430/

    When: April 2, 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 2 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/238073430/

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