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    Exigence Technologies microbial control product a step closer to European market. North Forge Technology Exchange client, Exigence Technologies, has received a €1.045 million funding award from the European commission.

    Exigence Technologies March 2017

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    North Forge opens second site

    North Forge announces the opening of North Forge East, their first satellite branch. The centre in Pinawa, MB will support entrepreneurs in communities in the eastern part of the province.

    Winnipeg Free Press 12/07/2016

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    Wasn’t that a party?

    The North Forge Block Party at Innovation Alley included an announcement from Bell MTS  with their commitment to extend MTS’s financial support for North Forge for another three years.

    Winnipeg Free Press 09/28/2016

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    Startup Street Party

    North Forge Block Party an open house of innovation for the tech startup crowd. Read about the biggest and brightest... Winnipeg Free Press 09/27/2016
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    Olympic-sized innovation

    North Forge client Konex Wake Parks went all-in with a launch of their innovative cable system, including a demonstration featuring the world’s top wakeboarders on September 16. The Free Press was there to cover it.

    Winnipeg Free Press 09/16/2016

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    Consolidation of startups: Entrepreneurship programs unite as North Forge

    North Forge Technology Exchange is a natural next step in the non-stop evolution of the startup ecosystem. ""It takes a village to grow a startup, and we have a village."

    Winnipeg Free Press 08/13/2016

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    Venturing out for success: Digital-education startup at influential New York conference

    North Forge alumna and mentor Suzanne Braun, of Quipped Interactive Learning Tools, was one of only a select few accepted to participate in VentureOut Edtech Exhibition, a private conference for the world’s top education-technology founders in New York City.

    Winnipeg Free Press 08/11/2016


  • North Forge to host 4th annual Startup Canada Awards for the Prairies

    WINNIPEG - February 24, 2017 - North Forge Technology Exchange has been chosen by Startup Canada to host the 2017 Startup Canada Awards, Prairies region. The Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community.MORE >
  • North Forge Technology Exchange Looks East

    Pinawa, Manitoba, December 6, 2016 – Rural Manitoba innovators are gaining a new resource in North Forge East, a regional branch of the North Forge Technology Exchange. Based in Pinawa, Manitoba, North Forge East will provide resources and opportunities to entrepreneurs in the province’s eastern region. North Forge Technology brings a track record of success to the endeavour, ensuring that North Forge East’s entrepreneurs will get exactly the type of support they need. Member startups will receive a range of services, including expert mentorship; co-working space with Wi-Fi, videoconferencing equipment, meeting and event space; grant assistance; investor and market intelligence; networking opportunities; training; and access to the Winnipeg Fabrication Lab’s prototyping equipment. MORE >
  • North Forge Technology Exchange wins 2016 National Entrepreneur Support Award

    November 29, 2016 | Toronto, ON - North Forge Technology Exchange was recognized today by Startup Canada as a national winner of the National Startup Canada Entrepreneur Support Award. North Forge President Jeff Ryzner accepted the award at a red carpet ceremony in Toronto, Ontario attended by leading Canadian investors, innovators and anchor company executives. “We are honoured to be nationally recognized for our work to support Manitoba entrepreneurs and innovators. This award is especially meaningful to our organization, as it has not even been a full year since the creation of North Forge. It is an acknowledgement of the success made possible by collaboration and a shared vision for the future of our province,” said Ryzner.MORE >

    Over 50 of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators, companies and changemakers have been named regional winners of the third annual Startup Canada AwardsStartup Canada announced the regional winners of the 2016 awards this week, and will celebrate their accomplishments at red carpet events in startup spaces across Canada this Autumn.


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  • North Forge strengthens Manitoba’s future in innovation

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 20, 2016 Manitoba entrepreneurs have a new resource that will streamline the highly successful services at The Eureka Project, Assent Works, Ramp Up and the Startup Winnipeg program. North Forge will ensure innovators have all the supports available to them to ensure their best chance for success. The Eureka Project is Manitoba's largest, most successful technology incubation program. Member companies have raised more than $130 million in financings and have created hundreds of jobs for Canadians. Eureka is currently working with 25 startups in its offices located in the University of Manitoba's SmartPark and at its downtown location in Innovation Alley. A crucial part of its support for entrepreneurs includes access to award-winning mentors, investors and other founders, as well as world-class experts in the areas of engineering, programming, and user interface/user experience design. MORE >


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