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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: 204-753-5170

  • Fabrication Lab

    WINNIPEG

    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

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

  • North Forge | North

    THE PAS

    Northern Director/Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Jerome Conaty

    University College of the North
    436-7th Street East, The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1M7
    (204) 623-0311

What's Happening

EVENTS

TRAINING/OPEN HOUSE

NEWS

02 Sep2020

Manitoba's Online PPE Marketplace Just Got Better!

News,

B2B Manitoba, Manitoba’s online platform that links any organization to the tools they need to open safely, has been enhanced to connect businesses and not-for-profits to contract health and safety services….

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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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BLOG

North Forge Partners with Lighthouse Labs to Prepare Canadians for the Future Tech Economy

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Sponsor Spotlight: Bockstael Construction

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Startup Spotlight: Phoenixtekworks

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North Forge Technology Exchange welcomes new members to its board of directors

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Sponsor Spotlight: RBC

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Congratulations to the Recipients of the Indigenous Entrepreneur Scholarship!

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Startup Spotlight: Spontivly

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The New North Forge Founders Program Takes off!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Princess Auto

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Startup Spotlight: REES Technology Group Inc.

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North Forge Mentor Profile: Steven Pham

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Forge your Future here: The Indigenous Entrepreneur Scholarship is back!

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COMMUNITY AND JOB BOARD

07 Dec2020

Operations Specialist - North Forge

December 07, 2020

North Forge is hiring again! We are growing as we meet the needs of Manitobans across the province. We would love for you to be part of a dynamic team that is truly impacting our ecosystem. 

Reporting to the CEO and working in close collaboration with the Program and Communications Manager and the Director of Programming, the Operations Specialist will provide overall administrative support and oversee operations. They will be the primary point of contact for North Forge to ensure smooth, efficient, and effective operations for the organization.

The work requires an experienced understanding of how an effective office should run. Success in this position includes efficient management of time, information, and email correspondence. Attention to detail is essential for the preparation and processing of various high level and often confidential documents. This position is part of a team and to serve the high-volume workloads the incumbent must be able to adapt and recognize areas and opportunities where they can assist their fellow team members. Strict deadlines and constantly changing priorities are inherent to this office and its business, there are frequent interruptions from telephone and visitors to the office, and as such the incumbent must exercise impeccable judgment when dealing with all stakeholders. Some of the most important requirements are the ability to work successfully under pressure, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and build productive relationships with others.

For the detailed job description, please email [email protected]

Organization: North Forge Technology Exchange
Due Date: 12/07/2020
Email: [email protected]
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/

JOBS

07 Dec2020

Operations Specialist - North Forge

December 07, 2020

North Forge is hiring again! We are growing as we meet the needs of Manitobans across the province. We would love for you to be part of a dynamic team that is truly impacting our ecosystem. 

Reporting to the CEO and working in close collaboration with the Program and Communications Manager and the Director of Programming, the Operations Specialist will provide overall administrative support and oversee operations. They will be the primary point of contact for North Forge to ensure smooth, efficient, and effective operations for the organization.

The work requires an experienced understanding of how an effective office should run. Success in this position includes efficient management of time, information, and email correspondence. Attention to detail is essential for the preparation and processing of various high level and often confidential documents. This position is part of a team and to serve the high-volume workloads the incumbent must be able to adapt and recognize areas and opportunities where they can assist their fellow team members. Strict deadlines and constantly changing priorities are inherent to this office and its business, there are frequent interruptions from telephone and visitors to the office, and as such the incumbent must exercise impeccable judgment when dealing with all stakeholders. Some of the most important requirements are the ability to work successfully under pressure, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and build productive relationships with others.

For the detailed job description, please email [email protected]

Organization: North Forge Technology Exchange
Due Date: 12/07/2020
Email: [email protected]
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 May2021

DigiMarCon Canada West 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

May 13, 2021

Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition – May 13-14, 2021 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Organization: DigiMarCon Canada West 2021
Due Date: 05/13/2021
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconcanadawest.ca
17 May2021

DigiMarCon Canada East

May 17, 2021

Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel
1050 De La Gauchetiere West
Montreal
Quebec
H3B 4C9
Canada

Organization: DigiMarCon East
Due Date: 05/17/2021
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://digimarconcanadaeast.ca/register/

OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE

The need for innovation is everywhere. Every day we experience old systems, aging technology and traditional ways of thinking that hold us back from improving. There has to be a better way.

Our province has big challenges ahead and rather than expecting someone else to solve everything for us, North Forge has stepped up to help Manitoba do what we do best: Innovate. Through our Manitoba Open Innovation Challenge, we are putting the brilliant and diverse minds of our entire province to work on some our biggest issues.

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EVERY TUESDAY IS OPEN HOUSE

COVID-19 UPDATE: – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Registration is required on  Meet-up.

Take a tour and discover how Manitoba entrepreneurs are starting businesses using resources from the Fabrication Lab. See 3D printing, laser cutting, computer-controlled routing, plasma cutting, vacuum forming, and many other processes that can transform wood, plastic, steel, glass, fabric and more, into prototypes. Learn how you can transform your idea into a real product or business. Experienced members will be on hand to help you understand the equipment and explain what North Forge Fabrication Lab is all about. Every Tuesday night 6 pm 3rd Floor, 125 Adelaide Street.

Supporters

Bell MTS

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MNP LLP

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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman

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Wawanesa

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Deloitte

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Bit Space Development

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Princess Auto

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JCV Mechanical

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Bockstael

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Stu Clark Centre for Entreprenuership

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SevenOaks School Division

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Maples Met School

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LGD Pinawa

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CNL logo

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

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Canadian National Energy Alliance

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Barkman Concrete Ltd.

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Western Economic Diversification Canada

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Government of Canada

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City of Winnipeg

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Fabbaloo

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Red River College

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Manitoba Government

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les.net

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