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Startup Services

North Forge Technology Exchange offers a network of services to accelerate innovation and commercialization in Manitoba.

Advanced ICT Lab

Advanced ICT Lab

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Investor Intelligence

Investor Intelligence

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Market Intelligence

Market Intelligence



North Forge clients have access to customized market research through World Trade Centre Winnipeg. Research from existing sources of information from private and public databases, demographics, benchmarking, industry reports, etc.


The Advanced ICT Lab is a digital makerspace that provides the tools for Manitoba developers to develop their tech for commercialization. It is also a place of community and mentorship.

Users can develop, test and build VR experiences at workstations equipped with Unity software and HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens and other devices. Possibilities include 360-degree marketing videos and photos, drone photography and videography, room-scale VR, Bitcoin-related applications, video game development and support for legacy VR applications. Podcast studio space and equipment round out the lab’s offerings.


Grant criteria can be stringent, and the deadlines are always tight. We provide assistance to those enrolled in our Startup Program to ensure companies are eligible, their rationale for receiving the grant is watertight, their research is relevant and the project plan is realistic


With PitchBook, North Forge clients have access to private market data, venture capital, private equity and M&A deals, investors and funds. This subscription only database also provides commentary and analysis of current events, trends and issues affecting technology and innovation-based companies. PitchBook’s software and analysis tools allow for targeted searches, building financial models, creating data visualizations, and establishing custom benchmarks.


Widgets are abstract. When it’s time to get real, North Forge’s Fabrication Lab has the equipment that makes it possible to produce prototypes without the wait. Specifically, the IoT Innovation Lab offers the ability to create printed circuit boards to support and connect components in a new design. The lab’s 3D printing room is another area that makes it possible to produce, tweak and test prototypes affordably.