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  • EXCHANGE OFFICE

    WINNIPEG

    President: Jeff Ryzner

    100 – 321 McDermot Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0A3 • P: 204-942-1493

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  • North Forge | South

    MORDEN

    Executive Director: Alison Lea

    500 Stephen Street
    Morden, Manitoba R6M 1T7 • P: 204-330-0292

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  • North Forge | East

    PINAWA

    President: Shane Li

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

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  • Fabrication Lab

    WINNIPEG

    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

    3rd Floor, 125 Adelaide Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0A3 • P: 204-799-2033

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  • SMARTPARK OFFICE

    WINNIPEG

    President: Jeff Ryzner

    200 – 135 Innovation Drive
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6A8 • P: 204-262-6400

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North Forge South

Morden, Manitoba

North Forge South 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 Morden, 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.


500 Stephen Street, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1T7
P: 204-330-0292

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North Forge Startup Program

We provide you with connections and access to the resources you need to succeed.

The North Forge startup program takes entrepreneurs from idea to market success by helping them build 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.

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Community Partners

“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 Lunch & Learns as well as 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.

24 Aberdeen Avenue, Pinawa

100 – 321 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg

What's Happening

EVENTS

02 Jan2019

Women in 3D Printing, Winnipeg Chapter

Winnipeg

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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17 Jan2019

Hope, Recovery and Triumph

Winnipeg

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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30 Jan2019

North Forge Startup Socials

Winnipeg

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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TRAINING/OPEN HOUSE

16 Dec2018

Epilog Laser Training

1:30pm

Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Sunday.

Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GST.

Non-Members of North Forge…

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18 Dec2018

Entrepreneurship mentoring

6:00pm

If you need advice on everything from product development to lean manufacturing, attend one of these sessions with Matt Olson, Entrepreneur in Residence at the North Forge Fabrication Lab. Matt can…

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18 Dec2018

New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Safety Orientation

6:00pm

Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabrication Lab members who have already submitted a…

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18 Dec2018

North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

6:00pm

North Forge Fabrication Lab is Manitoba’s only public fabrication lab! Take a tour and discover how entrepreneurial members are starting businesses. See 3D printing, laser cutting,…

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20 Dec2018

3D Printer Training: Basics

6:00pm

We will be learning the 3D printing basics, focusing on the Prusa i3 MK2 and its slicing software: Slic3r Prusa Edition. Similarities and differences will be pointed out on the Ultimaker 2+…

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20 Dec2018

3D Printer Training: Form 2

6:00pm

We will be learning the basics of using the FormLabs: Form 2 resin based SLA printers including, basic printer maintenance and hardware operation, and software operation. Duration should be…

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20 Dec2018

Entrepreneurship mentoring

6:00pm

If you need advice on everything from product development to lean manufacturing, attend one of these sessions with Matt Olson, Entrepreneur in Residence at the North Forge Fabrication Lab. Matt can…

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25 Dec2018

Entrepreneurship mentoring

6:00pm

If you need advice on everything from product development to lean manufacturing, attend one of these sessions with Matt Olson, Entrepreneur in Residence at the North Forge Fabrication Lab. Matt can…

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25 Dec2018

North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

6:00pm

North Forge Fabrication Lab is Manitoba’s only public fabrication lab! Take a tour and discover how entrepreneurial members are starting businesses. See 3D printing, laser cutting,…

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27 Dec2018

Entrepreneurship mentoring

6:00pm

If you need advice on everything from product development to lean manufacturing, attend one of these sessions with Matt Olson, Entrepreneur in Residence at the North Forge Fabrication Lab. Matt can…

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NEWS

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,

Winnipeg, September 19, 2018 – 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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10 Nov2017

CALL FOR IDEAS AIMS AT IMPROVING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN MANITOBA

News,

North Forge Technology Exchange and the Province of Manitoba want residents and innovators to pitch ideas on how to improve early childhood education in the province. North Forge president Jeff Ryzner made the announcement at Winnipeg’s Millennium…

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10 Nov2017

North Forge Technology Exchange Opens Call for Innovation to Improve Early Child Literacy and Numeracy

Press Releases,

WINNIPEG – November 9, 2017 – North Forge Technology Exchange is putting out a call for innovation to improve early childhood literacy and numeracy in Manitoba.

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23 Jun2017

Start Me Up

News,

North Forge East promotes entrepreneurship in Pinawa

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14 Jun2017

Ramp Up Weekend 2017 Winners

News,

Ramp Up Weekend gives Manitoba entrepreneurs a chance to develop their own startup in just 55 hours, and this year’s action-packed event didn’t disappoint.

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14 Jun2017

Pitch Perfect - Ramp Up Weekend gives entrepreneurs time to shine

News,

On Sunday evening, more than a dozen new businesses created over the course of the previous 55 hours will make their final pitch to judges in the 10th iteration of Ramp Up Weekend and it will be open to the public for the first time.

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24 May2017

Local AI-focused firm to double in size with powerful investment

News,

Invenia, the Winnipeg company that has built a machine-learning system that optimizes power grids across North America, has landed the largest investment yet from the only venture capital firm dedicated exclusively to artificial intelligence.

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BLOG

Barkman Concrete Utilizes Fabrication Lab for Prototypes

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Bow & Arrow Furniture Company

Bow & Arrow Furniture Company Open’s New Storefront in Wolseley

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Career Trek

Family and Community Key to MOIC Finalist Submission

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North Forge South

North Forge South Launches in Morden, Manitoba

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Start Up Award

North Forge Receives the Startup Canada Community of the Year Award

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Recipients of the Inaugural Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurial Scholarship

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Self-sustaining farming proving to be a sustainable business for Ukko Robotics

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Providing Legal Foundation for Manitoba Startups

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Leveling The Playing Field

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Developing the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

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Aquatic Life Builds Momentum By Bringing Features and Partners Together

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Your Greatest Business Partner Could Be Your Bank

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COMMUNITY BILLBOARD

31 Dec2018

Become a Futurpreneur Mentor!

December 31, 2018

If you have experience in small business, professional services, digital marketing and/or finance and want to know more about becoming a mentor, we want to hear from you! Contact us at: 204-480-8481

Organization: Futurpreneur Canada
Due Date: 12/31/2018
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/mentoring/become-a-mentor/
31 Dec2018

Apply to the U.S. Canadian Technology Accelerator Program Spring Cohort

December 31, 2018

With the help of the Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTAs), a program of the Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) Trade Commissioner Service, innovative Canadian companies are invited to apply to scale in one of three unique cohorts in 2018.

Organization: Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTAs), a program of the Global Affairs Canada's (GAC) Trade Commissioner Service
Due Date: 12/31/2018
Email:
Website: http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/cta-atc/index.aspx?lang=eng&menu_id=279
31 Dec2018

Do you have an idea for the next big thing in cannabis?

December 31, 2018

We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2019 cohort of the Leaf Forward accelerator. Companies selected to participate in the Accelerator will receive a $35,000 cash investment plus $15,000 in services. Apply before December 31, 2018

Organization: Leaf Forward
Due Date: 12/31/2018
Email:
Website: https://leafforward.org/accelerator/
11 Jan2019

Business Scale-up and Productivity – Call for Proposals – Information Sessions

January 11, 2019

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) launched the first call for proposals for the Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program. WD will hold BSP information sessions in cities across Western Canada.

Organization: MB Western Economic Diversification
Due Date: 01/11/2019
Email:
Website: https://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/19762.asp
22 Jan2019

Just Watch ME! video contest

January 22, 2019

The Community Futures 2018-2019 Just Watch ME! video contest is now open! Enter today  The Just Watch ME! video contest promotes all rural small business owners that enter the contest!

Organization: Community Futures
Due Date: 01/22/2019
Email:
Website: http://www.justwatchmecontest.ca/

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