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We are North Forge

We are North Forge Technology Exchange – an incubator accelerator and a powerhouse entrepreneur community fueling Manitoba’s innovative science-based, technology-enabled, and advanced manufacturing startups. We curate resources by providing entrepreneurs with award-winning mentors, rockstar subject matter experts and a four-stage startup program. Armed with North America’s largest non-profit fabrication lab, we operate out of 27,000 square feet across Innovation Drive and Innovation Alley in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

RESULTS

North Forge Technology Exchange by the numbers:

 

WORKED

WITH OVER

370 STARTUP

COMPANIES

7,500 +

PROTOTYPES
& INVENTIONS
IN THE FABLAB

$3 MILLION +

DIGITAL
PROTOTYPING EQUIPMENT

Team

Joelle Foster

CEO

Shane Li

President, NORTH FORGE EAST
Director, International Founders Program
Marney Stapley Vice President of North Forge Technology Exchange

Marney Stapley

Vice President
Shelley Wilson

Shelley Wilson

Comptroller

Whitney Moir

Program and Communications Manager - Mat Leave

Teena Lee

Marketing and Events Specialist
Kristian Escoto

Kristian Escoto

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Marcie Wilson

Executive and Program Assistant

Jeff Stobbe

Maintenance Manager

Emelia Nyarku

Operations Specialist
Candy Dong

Candy Dong

North Forge Angel Network Manager
Rick Martin, Regional Director North Forge North

Rick Martin

Regional Director, North Forge North
Don Glenn (Shorty)

Don Glenn (Shorty)

Operations Coordinator, North Forge North

Mike Simpson

Head Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Rosalie Harms

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Peter Moreira

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Scott Donald, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Scott Donald

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Luc Bohunicky

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Matthew Olson

FabLab Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Rodrigo de Alvarenga - Growth Coach

Rodrigo de Alvarenga

Growth Coach
Joel Semeniuk - Growth Coach

Joel Semeniuk

Growth Coach

Chris Johnson

Board Chair
Kerry Stevenson North Forge Board Member Winnipeg Canada

Kerry Stevenson

Vice-Chair Board Member

Dr. Digvir Jayas

Board Member

Jerin Valel

Board Member
Kirk Johnson

Kirk Johnson

Board Member

Natalie Bell

Board Member

Diane Roussin

Board Member

Stefan Maynard

Board Member
Tracey Epp Board Member

Tracey Epp

Board Member

Workplace Harassment Prevention

 

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We believe in a safe inclusive environment for our founders, employees, investors, mentors, volunteers, and consultants where harassment and discrimination can be reported.

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Partners

Interested in supporting North Forge?

From event sponsorships and corporate memberships to service provider agreements and strategic partnerships, there are many ways for you to play a groundbreaking role in the success of innovation in Manitoba – all while increasing your company’s visibility and expanding your business network.

We offer a truly customized program that can be tailored to meet your corporate objectives. Our goal is to not only build a relationship between partners and startups based on product offerings but even more importantly, to foster a reciprocal and mutually beneficial environment.

North Forge provides partners permanent exposure in our multiple locations (U of M and Innovation Alley) and also exposure at an abundance of monthly community events.

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Sponsors

Bell MTS

Bell MTS

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Bit Space Development

Bit Space Development

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Bockstael Construction

Bockstael

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Princess Auto

Princess Auto

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Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Manitoba

Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship

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TDS Law

TDS Law

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Supporters

Barkman Concrete Ltd.

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Chartered Professional Accountants Manitoba

CPA Manitoba

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Fabbaloo

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Government of Canada

Government of Canada

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Hockeystick

Hockeystick

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Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Labs

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Manitoba Government

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Maples Met School

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Mitacs

Mitacs

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NACO - National Angel Capital Organizations

NACO - National Angel Capital Organization

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New Media Manitoba

New Media Manitoba

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Research Manitoba

Research Manitoba

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RRC Polytech

RRC Polytech

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SevenOaks School Division

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Tech Manitoba

Tech Manitoba

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The Met

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University College of the North

UCN - University College of the North

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Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

WEKH - Women’s Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

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