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  Our November Lunch ‘n Learn took place on November 25, with Mark Elliott of Venture Accelerator Partners leading an informative discussion on building a social sales strategy. Mark began the Lunch ‘n Learn by going over the various social media platforms available today, and which he would recommend for different types of businesses and […]

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Jon Worren, Entrepreneur in Residence at MaRS Discovery District, recently joined us at Innovation Factory to discuss a hot topic in today’s entrepreneurial ecosystem: crowdfunding. Jon shared great general points on crowdfunding, weaving in examples of startups that have taken very different approaches to their campaigns. He introduced us to the three main types of crowdfunding campaigns: community-based, […]

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McMaster University and Innovation Factory are proud to announce the launch of the new campus-linked accelerator, called The Forge, designed to assist youth entrepreneurs in Hamilton. The Forge is a partnership between McMaster University and iF, but will also include contributions from Mohawk College and the greater Hamilton community. The opening of The Forge was announced to the […]

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By Graeme Douglas One of the reasons its great to live and do business in Hamilton is because the city has such a strong sense of community support; Hamiltonians want to see their neighbours succeed, and try to help where they can. One of my clients, Keith Green of Mastermind Backup Solutions, discovered the power […]

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  Innovation Night is Hamilton’s key event for innovators and entrepreneurs to practice and perfect their pitch, and present their ideas to their peers and Hamilton’s innovation community. The pitch competition takes place three times a year, with 10-15 local startups taking the stage at McMaster Innovation Park to present a succinct, two-minute elevator pitch […]

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