No matter what stage you are at, our new, online four-stage Founders Program is available to all Manitobans. We provide comprehensive resources, combined with regional knowledge and international experience. Technology-enabled businesses will receive foundational business training, access to experts, networking, mentorship, a hot desk, pathfinding to growth capital, and ongoing entrepreneur-in-resident support.
A network of peers, professionals and subject-matter experts.
A coordinated program of supports and services.
A path to investment readiness.
Online and in-person, hands-on education.
Access to a curated resource list.
North Forge will assess coachability and fit to determine the most suitable stage for each company.
Everyone signs a code of ethics to protect their IP and ideas.
Who You Are: You are an entrepreneur with an idea. You need to gain an in-depth understanding of the opportunity, the market and the critical supports required for success with a honed-in business proposition. No cost.
Stage Length: 4 weeks
Who You Are: You are an early-stage startup with a product that is undergoing primary product development. You need to understand your market fit, and fine tune your value proposition. No cost.
Stage Length: 4 weeks
Who You Are: You are a startup looking to build a working prototype and commercialize your product. You want to expand your network to support your business growth and are preparing to scale.
Average Length: 12 months, with an additional 12 months of resource support available for business models that have a slower rate of entry to market.
Who You Are: You are a startup with a proven revenue-to-customer base, and potential to raise a Series A investment round. You are growing quickly with a validated marketable solution. You need a network of specialized supports that will help you realize scalable growth, and prepare you for an investment round.
Stage Length: 12 months, with an additional 12 months of resource support available for business models that have a slower rate of entry to market.
Matthew Gale, Research & Development Co-ordinator, Rehabilitation Centre for Children
Dennis Bergen, Product Development / Product Designer, Barkman Concrete
Richard Venzon, Owner, Venzon Concepts
Tom Tessier, President, Solara Remote Data
Amy Krahn,Owner, Bow & Arrow Furniture