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    WINNIPEG

    CEO: Joelle Foster

    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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    WINNIPEG

    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

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

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    THE PAS

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

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Welcome our new team member!

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North Forge has welcomed Kristian Escoto, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, to our team for the summer!

Kristian brings more creativity, drive, and storytelling vision to our marketing team. He is looking forward to amplifying the stories to help us continue reaching out and establishing deep connections, bridging our brand and community on an emotional level. Kristian also sees how by “sharing knowledge and resources… that it is feasible [for founders] to build their businesses here and be part of a thriving startup community… in Manitoba.”

Our CEO, Joelle Foster, spoke at Kristian’s University of Winnipeg entrepreneurship class this past year as part of their ongoing studies towards a Business and Administration degree. At the end of the lecture, Kristian and his peers had the opportunity to pitch their startup ideas to Joelle. She brought the positive energy and inspiration that helped the students imagine their business idea beyond just a school project. Joelle also inspired the students to bring their concepts to reality by fostering entrepreneurial thought processes, constructive feedback, and genuine support. At this point, he knew he wanted to work with Joelle in some way, though little did he know that opportunity would present itself near the end of the 2021 school year. 

Through academic and community research, Kristian observed that “one of North Forge’s strengths is the power to fulfill people’s dreams and ideas. Creating a business from scratch can be a long journey and may feel overwhelming to attain. North Forge allows individuals to take their first step – that crucial step – to get their idea on the right road and come to fruition. ” 

Kristian is looking forward to “… being immersed in the many facets of an incubator/accelerator and the startup community within North Forge and Manitoba” while working with North Forge during July and August. “I’m excited to be in a space full of creative and strategic ideas, passion, and diverse perspectives,” Kristian goes on to note that “North Forge is known for its collaborative and nurturing environment. I’m looking forward to contributing to such space and being exposed to new industries and ideas.”

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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman

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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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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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