Get Involved

There are a lot of good ideas around – what we could use more of are the people who’ll work hard enough to make them happen. North Forge needs you, and we welcome your ideas, too.

Volunteer opportunities at North Forge Technology Exchange include helping with our programming, special events and more.

 

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Startup Program

The North Forge startup program takes entrepreneurs from idea to market success, building 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.

When you work with us, you’ll be mentored by world class subject matter experts as you advance through our proven solution validation cycles before going to market.

STAGE 1: Prove it!

Understand every facet of the problem your market faces everyday. Test the meaningfully unique aspects of your proposed solution before spending big money and finally, develop the minimum viable product that your market needs.

STAGE 2: Grow It!

Join other startups in our cohort program as you finalize your go-to-market strategy, develop a scale up plan, gain more traction and become investor-ready.

 

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Membership

Monthly, three-month or yearly memberships are available for individuals or organizations. Members must be 18 years of age or receive permission from the Fabrication Lab staff. Every member is also required to attend standard orientation and safety training prior to receiving 24-hour access to the space.

One-time membership set-up fee

A one-time membership set-up fee is compulsory for every member before receiving 24-hour access to the facility. The set-up fee is $150 plus GST.  This fee includes a key fob and goes toward funding our membership system and membership administration.

One-month membership

  • One-month individual membership: $150 for 30 days plus GST
  • One-month business membership: $185 for 30 days plus GST for the first business member
  • Additional business individual add-on: $100 for 30 days when the initial member has paid the one-month membership fee. Up to five individual add-ons are eligible within the business membership

Three-month membership

  • Three-month individual membership: $400 for 90 days plus GST.
  • Three-month business membership: $500 for 90 days for the first business member.
  • Additional business individual add-ons: $200 for 90 days, when the initial member has paid the three-month membership. Up to five individual add-ons are eligible within the business membership

Annual membership

  • Annual individual membership: $1500 plus GST
  • Annual business membership: $1800 plus GST for the first business member
  • Additional business individual add-on: $1000 plus GST when the initial business member has paid the annual membership fee. Up to five individual add-ons are eligible within the business membership.

Organizations

For organizations wishing to join for longer periods, North Forge is willing to work with you to find a fair member price for your commitment. If you are an innovation-driven company interested in becoming a sponsor or partner and using our great facility as a way to enhance your current production, check out our sponsorship opportunities.

Payment Options
Payments can be made via PayPal, credit card, or pre-Authorized Debit. 

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Sponsorship & Partnerships

From event sponsorships and corporate memberships, to service provider agreements and strategic partnerships, there are many ways for you to play a groundbreaking role in the success of innovation in Manitoba – all while increasing your company’s visibility and expanding your business network.

We offer a truly customized program that can be tailored to meet your corporate objectives. Our goal is to not only build a relationship between partners and startups based on product offerings, but even more importantly, to foster a reciprocal and mutually beneficial environment.

North Forge provides partners permanent exposure in our multiple locations (U of M and Innovation Alley) and also exposure at an abundance of monthly community events.