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  • NORTH FORGE SMARTPARK

    WINNIPEG

    CEO: Joelle Foster

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

  • North Forge | East

    PINAWA

    President: Shane Li

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

  • Fabrication Lab

    WINNIPEG

    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

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

North Forge East

Pinawa, Manitoba

North Forge East offers a network of services to accelerate business innovation and commercialization.

Services include access to networking and training events, grant assistance, market intelligence, rapid prototyping and our proven 2-stage Startup Program. The program is customized to take you through solution validation cycles, with expert mentorship and subject matter experts helping you along the way.

If you are an entrepreneur looking to make your mark, apply now for co-working space in Pinawa, complete with boardroom and teleconferencing equipment, wi-fi, and access to the North Forge network of services. Creativity flows in co-working spaces and offers a community of entrepreneurs for collaboration, support and growth.


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

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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.”

Services

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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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 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.

Desk Space

Don’t need a full, enclosed office as you grow your startup? Rent a desk and work in a collaborative environment with others who are building their futures from the ground up.

441 – 100 Innovation Drive, Winnipeg

125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg

24 Aberdeen Avenue, Pinawa

North Forge East Gallery

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EVENTS

06 May2020

Women in 3D Printing

Online event

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TRAINING/OPEN HOUSE

NEWS

25 Nov2019

Forging new ground in the north

News,

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03 Apr2019

Ramp Up Weekend: Fresh Ideas a Beaming Success

News,

This year’s Ramp Up Weekend: Fresh Ideas was an exciting event that had almost 50 competitors take an idea and transform it into a business in 55 hours.

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23 Feb2019

Dukes of innovation • North Forge's new boss wants to take digital economic development to the next level

News,

About three years ago, Teresa Dukes, a 21-year government policy analyst veteran teamed up with a Winnipeg doctor and won first prize in the ninth Winnipeg RampUp Weekend for a business concept called BedTrust.

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03 Jan2019

Ex-civil servant takes helm at North Forge

News,

Innovation firm appoints former government bureaucrat as interim president

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02 Jan2019

North Forge names Teresa Dukes as General Manager and Interim President

Press Releases,

North Forge Technology Exchange is pleased to announce that Teresa Dukes is joining the company as General Manager and Interim President in early January 2019.

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16 Nov2018

Jeff Ryzner – One Of The Most Sought-After Mentors in Winnipeg

News,

As the president of North Forge Technology Exchange, Jeff is one of the most sought-after mentors in Winnipeg for young entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures.

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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,

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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25 Jul2018

New Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurial Scholarships Announced for North Forge Fab-Lab

Press Releases,

Winnipeg, July 25, 2018 – North Forge Technology Exchange, in partnership with the Indigenous Business Development Services (IBDS), is happy to announce two new scholarships designed to support entrepreneurial…

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25 May2018

NORTH FORGE’S ANNUAL RAMP UP WEEKEND BEGINS ITS 2ND DECADE OF IDEA-TO-STARTUP COMPETITION

Press Releases,

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 25, 2018 –​ Entrepreneurship in Manitoba is thriving, and the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new budding business may be closer than you think! After a decade of presenting new ideas, and seeing…

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08 Jan2018

Minister pledges funds for clean tech in Manitoba

News,

Federal Industry Minister Navdeep Bains is in Winnipeg this week to, among other things, financially backstop a number of Manitoba economic development organizations to help them develop the western Canadian clean technology sector.

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21 Nov2017

North Forge tackles kids' literacy

News,

Company offers funding, support to help develop innovative programs

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BLOG

Sponsor Spotlight: Relish New Brand Experience

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North Forge Welcomes New Director of Programming - Elaine Greer

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Locally-Developed Volunteer Coordination Website Launched in Manitoba

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North Forge Fabrication Lab Received Funding to Develop a VR Safety Training Experience

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Startup Spotlight: Gfit Wellness

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North Forge Strengthens Entrepreneurship Roots, Appoints New CEO 

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North Forge Announces New Partnership with Red River College

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Scott Angus Joins as New MICE Instructor

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North Forge Startup Program Gets a New Entrepreneur-In-Residence

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North Forge East Announces New Funding From Canadian National Energy Alliance

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Startup Spotlight: Only Nü

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Sponsorship Profile: MNP Winnipeg

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COMMUNITY AND JOB BOARD

13 May2020

DigiMarCon Canada 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition

May 13, 2020

DigiMarCon Canada 2020 is your chance to …
-Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.
-Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
-Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

Organization: DigiMarCon Canada [173988]
Due Date: 05/13/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconcanada.ca
17 Nov2020

DigiMarCon World 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference

November 17, 2020

DigiMarCon World 2020 is your chance to …
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.

Organization: DigiMarCon World
Due Date: 11/17/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconworld.com/agenda/

JOBS

31 Dec2020

We’re Recruiting Candidates for Level IT Up

December 31, 2020

Do you have autism spectrum disorder (ASD)/Asperger Syndrome and the skills and interest to
work in the tech sector? Do you find current job search and hiring processes difficult to
navigate? Level IT Up may be the right fit for you!
We are a social enterprise dedicated to increasing the employment of Manitobans with ASD in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Our goal is to provide a pool of trained and skilled personnel to companies within Winnipeg’s
information and communication

Organization: Level IT Up
Due Date: 12/31/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://levelitupmb.ca/application-form/

OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTS

13 May2020

DigiMarCon Canada 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition

May 13, 2020

DigiMarCon Canada 2020 is your chance to …
-Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.
-Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
-Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

Organization: DigiMarCon Canada [173988]
Due Date: 05/13/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconcanada.ca
17 Nov2020

DigiMarCon World 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference

November 17, 2020

DigiMarCon World 2020 is your chance to …
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.

Organization: DigiMarCon World
Due Date: 11/17/2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconworld.com/agenda/

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