The Forge is a business incubator serving innovative startups in the Hamilton Region and McMaster University. Launched in 2015, The Forge works hands-on with entrepreneurs to grow their innovative business ideas, from ideation and validation, to growth. The Forge is sector agnostic, offering cohort-based programming to entrepreneurs pursuing scalable, tech-based companies. Clients receive expert mentorship, non-dilutive seed funding, investor introductions, office space, workshops, access to a well-equipped makerspace and numerous services to ensure success. The Forge does not take equity in the startups they support. In addition to the McMaster community, The Forge works with innovative entrepreneurs from the Greater Toronto, Hamilton, and Niagara regions.
The Forge is co-located with Innovation Factory inside McMaster Innovation Park. For more information, please visit: theforge.mcmaster.ca