The Forge Business Incubator is a limited-enrollment program for early-stage startups. These entrepreneurs are past the business idea stage and have started gaining traction by launching their startup to the market or have
developed a prototype. We create customized plans for a small cohort of startups to help them grow. Alumni of this program include software, hardware, IoT, medical devices, healthcare IT, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and consumer products companies. Full-time founders based in Hamilton are preferred, but all applicants are welcome.
The Forge and McMaster University do not take equity in the companies we support and are committed to growing the entrepreneurship and innovation community.
We accept three Business Incubator cohorts per year with application deadlines in March, August and November. If you would like to be informed about upcoming application deadlines for our programs, we suggest signing up for the monthly newsletter.
Last chance to apply to The Forge Business Incubator Program (8± Months Incubation)!
What you need to know:
- Application deadline (extended): Sunday, April 3
- Cohort begins: Monday, May 2
- Open to entrepreneurs with a novel and scalable startup, within Ontario’s golden horseshoe (GTAH and Niagara Regions)
- You do not have to be a graduate of McMaster University or affiliated with McMaster University to apply
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more and apply on The Forge website.