The Forge is a business incubator serving innovative startups in the Hamilton Region and McMaster University. Launched in 2015, we work hands-on with entrepreneurs to develop 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. So far 143 companies have been through The Forge Business Incubator program; together they have raised over $31M and are selling products in 50 countries.
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. We do not take equity in the startups we support.
In addition to the McMaster community, our programs are available to innovative entrepreneurs from the Greater Toronto, Hamilton, and Niagara regions.