@ McMaster University
This guide for business owners covers current The Forge programs, including incubator and entrepreneurship programs, and other resources for entrepreneurs.
This is our dedicated “hub” page for The Forge programs for entrepreneurs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!
The Forge Mandate
The Forge is a business incubator supporting entrepreneurship at McMaster University and in the Hamilton, Greater Toronto and Niagara Regions. Launched in 2015, The Forge works hands-on with entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas from ideation and validation, to growth. The Forge is sector agnostic, offering cohort-based programming. 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 Incubator’s vision is to enable McMaster University to become an internationally renowned hub for tech innovation and accelerate growth of successful companies contributing to the economic growth and prosperity of Hamilton Region.
Its mission is to help entrepreneurs build scalable businesses with a strong value proposition and help them enter the market within 8-18 months.
The Forge Priorities
The Forge’s priorities include:
The Forge Programs
Below are links to The Forge’s specific programs: