MIP welcomes The Forge, a collaboration between IF and McMaster
The Forge is a cooperative effort between McMaster University and the Innovation Factory to provide a business and innovation accelerator for the Hamilton community located in 304A at McMaster Innovation Park. What drives an entrepreneur to accelerate their business through to sales validation and efficiency? First you give them an environment with other entrepreneurs facing similar issues and growing pains. Second you add a regiment of start-up 101 programming to enhance their skills and improve their decision making abilities. Lastly you surround those start-ups with mentors and other successful business people who can help those entrepreneurs avoid the less obvious potholes. The goal of The Forge is to provide a dedicated space, programming and mentorship for start-ups ready to be accelerated from prototype stage to a repeatable sales model. For more information on The Forge program, please visit spectrum.mcmaster.ca/forge.