Comments on Funding:
No funding involved.
Full-time founders based in Hamilton are preferred but all applicants are welcome. Alumni of this program include software, hardware, IoT, medical devices, healthcare IT, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and consumer products companies.
If selected, applicants will be invited for a follow-up interview to discuss their startup via Zoom. Applicants will have the opportunity to deliver a 5-minute pitch with 10 slides or less.
Based on the results of the interview process, The Forge will select 5 companies to join the new cohort.
Applicants must submit their application including a pitch deck as a PDF.
Other Things to Note:
- So far 233 companies have been through The Forge Business Incubator program; together they have raised over $36M and are selling products in 50 countries.
- Clients receive expert mentorship, non-dilutive seed funding, investor introductions, office space*, entrepreneurial workshops, access to a well-equipped makerspace and numerous services to ensure success. We do not take equity in the startups we support. During the COVID-19 pandemic our programming has been running virtually.
- They accept three Business Incubator cohorts numerous times per year.
“EMN wouldn’t be around without the support of The Forge. This is a model that helps entrepreneurs learn quickly, build confidence, and network with other entrepreneurs who are also in the trenches.”