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  • NORTH FORGE SMARTPARK

    WINNIPEG

    President: Teresa Dukes

    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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Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting

North Forge Technology Exchange clients have access to hosting services at cost.

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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

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EVENTS

11 Dec2019

A North Forge Holiday Event

4th Floor, 100 Innovation Drive

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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

Startup Spotlight: AquaHive

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North Forge International Program Attracts Startups to Manitoba

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North Forge Holiday Gift Guide 2019

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Startup Spotlight: AMZ Worldwide

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Innovation Hub Tenant Profile: Weatherlogics

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North Forge Mentor Profile: Geoff Besko

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North Forge Mentor Profile: Christian Dandeneau

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Matt Schaubroeck to Attend Falling Walls Lab in Berlin

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MET Students at Fabrication Lab

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North Forge Announces 2019/20 Indigenous Youth Scholarship Recipients

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Startup Spotlight: TRAINFO

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North Forge Grow Bootcamp – Taking Startups to the Next Level

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COMMUNITY AND JOB BOARD

11 Dec2019

How Technology Drives Retail

December 11, 2019

In this seminar, you will learn how to assess your digital maturity. Additionally, they will discuss the future of the retail market and how you can assess your business needs by collecting the right data and utilizing it accordingly. Other topics covered will be business tendencies, main challenges and solutions towards retail success.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 12/11/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/how-technology-drives-retail/
29 Jan2020

The Innovators

January 29, 2020

Our featured guest for The Innovators’ ninth iteration is Alfredo Tan, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer for WestJet Airlines and Industry Professor at McMaster University. Tan is actively building a culture of innovation while transforming WestJet into a digital enterprise, drawing from his experience as part of the executive teams at Facebook and Instagram Canada. Our host for the evening is Jon Erlichman, anchor of BNN Bloomberg’s morning program, The Open.

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OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTS

11 Dec2019

How Technology Drives Retail

December 11, 2019

In this seminar, you will learn how to assess your digital maturity. Additionally, they will discuss the future of the retail market and how you can assess your business needs by collecting the right data and utilizing it accordingly. Other topics covered will be business tendencies, main challenges and solutions towards retail success.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 12/11/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/how-technology-drives-retail/
29 Jan2020

The Innovators

January 29, 2020

Our featured guest for The Innovators’ ninth iteration is Alfredo Tan, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer for WestJet Airlines and Industry Professor at McMaster University. Tan is actively building a culture of innovation while transforming WestJet into a digital enterprise, drawing from his experience as part of the executive teams at Facebook and Instagram Canada. Our host for the evening is Jon Erlichman, anchor of BNN Bloomberg’s morning program, The Open.

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