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    WINNIPEG

    Interim President & General Manager: Teresa Dukes

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

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    MORDEN

    Executive Director: Alison Lea

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

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    PINAWA

    President: Shane Li

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

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    WINNIPEG

    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

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

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    WINNIPEG

    Interim President & General Manager: Teresa Dukes

    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

29 Mar2019

Ramp Up Weekend: Fresh Ideas

Winnipeg

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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18 Apr2019

B-Corp 101: Business as a Force for Good

Winnipeg

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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TRAINING/OPEN HOUSE

24 Mar2019

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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26 Mar2019

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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26 Mar2019

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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26 Mar2019

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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28 Mar2019

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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28 Mar2019

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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02 Apr2019

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,…

READ MORE
02 Apr2019

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…

READ MORE
02 Apr2019

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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04 Apr2019

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

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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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,

North Forge Technology Exchange is putting out a call for innovation to improve early childhood literacy and numeracy in Manitoba.

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BLOG

Konex Takes Their Cable System to New Heights Around the World

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ASKJA Gaining Solid Footing Protecting Feet of Hockey Elite

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Brows By G Founders Takes the Brow Game to New Heights

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Ramp Up: Fresh Ideas – An Experience You Won’t Want To Miss

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Bell Let’s Talk Day is Changing the Way Canadians View Mental Health

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The Met Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurship Gives Students a Head Start on Startups

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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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COMMUNITY BILLBOARD

02 Apr2019

Cross Cultural Communications

April 02, 2019

An opportunity to workshop on national culture, and different culturally developed value dimensions found in the workplace and trade.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/02/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/cross-cultural-communications/
03 Apr2019

Succession Planning: What you Need to Know

April 03, 2019

This seminar will address the subject of succession plan by identifying issues, finding ways to increase value, and preparing a business for transition.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/03/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/succession-planning-what-you-need-to-know/
04 Apr2019

How to Start a Business in Manitoba

April 04, 2019

This seminar covers the basic requirements you need to consider when starting your own business.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/04/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/how-to-start-a-business-in-manitoba-19/
09 Apr2019

Training: Accessible Customer Service

April 09, 2019

The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) Standard on customer service is now law in Manitoba. Along with other requirements, this law requires that all businesses and organizations train all employees and volunteers who interact with the public.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/09/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/training-accessible-customer-service-7/
10 Apr2019

Goods & Services Tax (GST) 101

April 10, 2019

This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who are new to business and would appreciate having a better understanding of how GST works. This seminar will address concerns on the premise of “what they don’t know could hurt them”.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/10/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/goods-services-tax-gst-101-9/
10 Apr2019

Which Social Media is Right for Your Business?

April 10, 2019

Participants will learn some key features of four of the most popular social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn), as well as some best practices when utilizing them for business.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/10/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/which-social-media-is-right-for-your-business-6/
11 Apr2019

Revenue Canada: Business Tips and Tricks

April 11, 2019

Did you know Canada Revenue Agency has a Liaison Officer Program that provides in-person guidance, support, and information to help small businesses understand and navigate the tax system?

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/11/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/revenue-canada-business-tips-and-tricks-2/
17 Apr2019

Sales: Setup Your Business for Selling Success

April 17, 2019

you will learn practical strategies for building your company’s selling system so your sales team can develop a pipeline of predictable sales and you as the business owner can lead the team without having to become the salesperson.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/17/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/sales-setup-your-business-for-selling-success/
23 Apr2019

RST: An Overview of Retail Sales Tax

April 23, 2019

The Retail Sales Tax (RST), also known as Provincial Sales Tax (PST), is an 8% tax applied to the retail sale or rental of most goods and certain services in Manitoba. This session will provide you with an verview explaining the application of RST.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/23/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/rst-an-overview-of-retail-sales-tax-14/
24 Apr2019

E-Commerce 101

April 24, 2019

We will dive into everything you need to know when starting a new online store. If you’re looking to open a new online business, or add an online presence to your retail business, this seminar will put you on the right path.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/24/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/e-commerce-101-7/
25 Apr2019

Are You Ready to Import/Export?

April 25, 2019

International markets offer opportunities for growth for many businesses in Manitoba whether it be from an exporting or an importing perspective.

Organization: World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Due Date: 04/25/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/en/event/are-you-ready-to-import-export-2/
03 May2019

The Western Drone Show

May 03, 2019

This conference is taking place in Winnipeg at the Victoria Inn on May 3rd. This is an educational event, designed to introduce the drone industry to education professionals. There is a deep panel of industry expert speakers sharing their ideas!

Organization: Western Drone Show
Due Date: 05/03/2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.westerndrone.show

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