The Forge at McMaster


The Forge is a business incubator funded by McMaster University, serving novel and scalable startups in the Hamilton, Greater Toronto and Niagara Regions. Launched in 2015, the business incubator works hands-on with entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas from ideation and validation to growth. The Forge is sector agnostic and offers cohort-based programming. 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. The Forge does not take equity in the startups they support.

Contact the team at Innovation Factory to be connected with The Forge.

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The Forge


Quick Facts

  • McMaster University, campus-linked business incubator
  • Founded in 2015
  • Sector agnostic, cohort programming
  • Mentorship, office space and workshops