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    441 – 100 Innovation Drive
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6G2• P: 204-262-6400

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    President: Shane Li

    24 Aberdeen Avenue
    Pinawa, Manitoba R0E 1L0 • P: 204-753-5170

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    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

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

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

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Five new faces at North Forge!

Meet the new North Forge team members

North Forge is excited to welcome five new members to the family! 

North Forge Interim Program and Communications Manager Krista KowalukKrista Kowaluk has joined the North Forge team as interim Program and Communications Manager for Whitney Moir’s maternity leave. Krista was immersed in communication arts, advertising, and publications through her father’s marketing career growing up. “Speaking to an audience with understanding,” Krista noted, was ingrained from an early age. A natural career progression for her was utilizing this customer-focused mindset. She realized she was instinctively interested in marketing and followed in her father’s footsteps, noticing only in hindsight after she’d landed in the industry. North Forge drew Krista in, as she sees the team as an innovative, inclusive, and futuristic group that thinks big. “Giving everyone with an idea an opportunity to grow and work hard to achieve their dreams,” she feels, is North Forge’s greatest strength. She’s looking forward to collaborating with the team who see Manitoba’s growth potential.

On track to becoming one of the top incubator accelerators in Canada, North Forge has assembled an incredible team of contractors to ensure we are offering the best in class to all our founders! 

North Forge Entrepreneur-in-Residence Rosalie HarmsWe welcome two new Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Rosalie Harms and Peter Moreira. Rosalie Harms (CPA, CMA, MBA) has nearly 20 years of professional experience in financial management, business advising and consulting, economic development, teaching, workshop development, and facilitation for both the private and not-for-profit sectors in multiple industries. Rosalie combines her commercial and business lending background with her accounting experience to assist clients in developing realistic strategic plans and financial projections for new ventures and expansionary projects. In addition to managing a small consulting practice, Rosalie is currently the Department Chair of the Department of Business and Administration in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg.

North Forge Entrepreneur-in-Residence Peter MoreiraPeter Moreira (CPA, CGA, MBA) has over 15 years of professional experience in financial management, economic development, business consulting, planning, and teaching. Managing clients and developing effective relationships has been a big part of his career that started during his time with RBC Royal Bank. Peter continued his role in economic development with the Province of Manitoba Government to his current business consulting practice. His ability to provide advice and planning to companies and organizations in a wide variety of industries comes from this previous experience and the experience gained in an earlier role working in a CFO capacity with the Province of Manitoba Government as an Assistant Deputy Minister. In addition to his consulting practice, Peter shares his knowledge and experience as a continuing Faculty Member with the University of Winnipeg, in the Faculty of Business and Economics, and is a regular Session Leader in the Professional Education Program with the CPA Western School of Business.

North Forge Growth Coach Rodrigo de Alvarenga Joining as Growth Coaches are Rodrigo de Alvarenga and Joel Semeniuk. Rodrigo is the CEO and Founder of HAG.Group, Managing Partner of Konsälidön, Executive Board Member with Dacar Quimica Do Brasil, Startup Mentor with Copernicus Accelerator, Visiting Professor with FAE Centro Universitário, Advisor for Startup Grind, and a Superhero with The Superhero Project. Fuelled by his passion for leadership, start-ups, tech, and social-based entrepreneurship, Rodrigo is a venture builder, angel investor, entrepreneur, consultant, mentor, and speaker. He believes that people are the only factor that makes any business endeavour successful and one of a kind. He is passionate about sharing the development of disruptive ideas and his knowledge and expertise with a global audience of aspiring entrepreneurs. As a lifelong learner, Rodrigo is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Production Engineering and Systems, focusing on venture building. 

North Forge Contractor Joel SemeniukJoel Semeniuk is the Founder of ImagiNET Ventures and Imaginet Resources Corp., Founder of HORIZONthree, Vice President of Corporate Growth and Innovation with Communitech, Venture Partner with Fresco Capital, Board Member for Tech Manitoba and The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and a Microsoft Regional Director. For over 25 years, Joel has been helping organizations transform by leveraging emerging technologies to optimize and differentiate their business. He examines and creates the methods, processes, and best practices for business innovation. Joel works almost exclusively with start-ups or executives at large organizations to reimagine business with technology such as the cloud, mobile, AI, and augmented reality, focusing on how technology enables more efficient collaboration and productivity. He helps unlock their potential by building and supporting a culture of innovation and rapid continuous improvement. Semeniuk wants to influence change on a massive scale and create a tipping point for the future of work. 

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Supporters

North Forge Technology Exchange partners with PCL Construction Inc.

PCL Construction Inc.

From small renovations to complex billion dollar projects; from modular construction, to advanced digital technologies, to cutting-edge sustainability, PCL has you covered.

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North Forge has partnered with 6P Marketing

6P Marketing

6P Marketing is your collaborative marketing agency, working with you to achieve your goals.

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Bell MTS

Bell MTS is part of Canada’s largest telecommunications company, providing Manitobans with Mobile phone, TV, high speed Internet, and Home phone service.

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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman

At Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS), we are devoted to serving our valued clients. Our collegial workplace fosters greater teamwork, responsiveness and communication, providing better results for clients. TDS is Manitoba’s largest independent law firm.

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Wawanesa

Wawanesa works exclusively with insurance brokers across Canada, offering home, auto, farm and commercial business products.

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Bit Space Development

Bit Space Development Ltd. is an interactive digital media studio that specializes in creating innovative learning experiences for the classroom and workplace. We work with educators and industry professionals from around the world to develop effective solutions for education and training using cutting edge digital media technologies.

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Princess Auto

For more than 85 years, Princess Auto has been supplying trade professionals, home mechanics or people who simply love building things with the tools and equipment they need to figure it out – whatever that “it” may be. With a unique assortment of tools, equipment and products, ranging from hydraulics to welding, Princess Auto complements the home improvement sector rather than competing with it.

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Bockstael

For over 100 years the Bockstael name has been synonymous with construction in Manitoba. From the humble beginnings of a Belgian carpenter, to the fourth generation of family ownership, building is in our blood. We pride ourselves on world-class innovation and a client-first approach to doing business. This is our commitment to serving the province we choose to call home for the next 100 years — and beyond.

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Stu Clark Centre for Entreprenuership

The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) is here to support entrepreneurial activities across the entire University of Manitoba campus. In addition to supporting students at the I.H. Asper School of Business we also support students from ALL faculties across the University of Manitoba – Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campus including: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Education and more!

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SevenOaks School Division

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Maples Met School

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LGD Pinawa

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

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Canadian National Energy Alliance

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North Forge Technology Exchange

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SEED - Altona

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Portage Regional Economic Development

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Morden & District Chamber of Commerce

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Morden Community Development Corp

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Community Futures Heartland

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Carman

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Access Credit Union

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North Forge East

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Community Futures Winnipeg Rivers

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Barkman Concrete Ltd.

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Pinawa Community Development Corporation

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

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Canadian National Energy Alliance

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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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University of Manitoba

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Fabbaloo

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Red River College

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Manitoba Government

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