Founders Program: Ascent

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Ascent is a 12 to 24 month incubator stage focuses on developing your minimum viable product (MVP). With your business model canvas and financials ready, North Forge will provide one-on-one guidance with entrepreneurs-in-residence and mentors on how your revenues and customer base to demonstrate market traction.

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Deadline: Currently accepting applications

Applicants must:

  • be businesses developing minimum viable products (MVP);
  • be in technology, STEM and advanced manufacturing;
  • be based in Canada.
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Other Things to Note:

Ascent businesses get access to the following in-kind support services:
1. Regular meetings with your North Forge Entrepreneur-in-Residence;
2. Access to experienced mentors in the field, subject matter experts, and growth coaches on a variety of specific business topics;
3. Numerous partner programs, resources, and industry networks;
4. Unique access to free and subsidized business services;
5. Pitch presentation scrubbing education;
6. Access to a co-working desk at the Innovation Hub, ability to rent office space at affordable rates (*when available);
7. Comprehensive fundraising strategy education and development;
8. Access to the North Forge Angel Network (*we do not take equity from the companies we work with);
9. Access to the North Forge Venture Capital Clinic (VC Clinic);
10. Shared access to the North Forge networks and strategic partners;
11. Access to free professional services, educational and networking events.

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