Startup Canada Community of the Year Award
North Forge Technology Exchange
The winner of the 2018 Startup Community of the Year Award is North Forge Technology Exchange an innovation-based economic development agency and powerhouse community fuelling Manitoba’s economy. It is a trusted, collaborative network conceived by The Eureka Project, AssentWorks, Ramp Up Manitoba and Startup Winnipeg. With three locations in Winnipeg and more serving rural areas, North Forge is a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurship, tech, and fabrication. It has supported more than 200 companies to raise a collective one-hundred-and-eighty million dollars and created hundreds of jobs. With collaborative co-working spaces fuelling innovation, monthly events bringing together like-minded people, and a community providing entrepreneurs with round-the-clock suppor. North Forge is a proven Canadian model for entrepreneur-driven economic development.