The Forge Startup Survivor: Summer Program and Pitch Competition

| January 19, 2021
Submitted by Elina Ojanen

The Forge has launched an exciting new program aimed at McMaster Students and recent Alumni with novel business ideas. The 4-month innovation program will culminate with a pitch competition in the Fall awarding up to $75,000 to 10 Startup Survivor finalists.

The Challengers will complete a series of challenges throughout the summer focused on innovation, validation, and business development. Upon successful completion of the challenges, participants will receive cash prizes to further advance their startup. Only the top teams will be selected to participate in The Startup Survivor Pitch Competition for the chance to win additional prize money.

Can you outlast the competition?

  • To apply or learn more click here or visit The Forge‚Äôs website at
  • Preliminary applications are due by Monday, March 1, 2021 (midnight).
  • Challenge #1: Customer Discovery submissions are due by Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Tip: Submit your preliminary application as early as possible, so you have more time to work on Challenge #1: Customer Discovery before the due date.

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