The Forge is a startup incubator for McMaster University and Hamilton region. Their incubator program is open to anyone pursuing scalable, technology-based companies. They goal is to work hands-on with early-stage entrepreneurs to help them build successful startups.
Hamilton’s Economic Development Office is the central point of contact for business assistance. Its services are geared to serve new start-up companies, corporate relocations, and the expansion and retention of existing businesses. Its mission is to serve as the catalyst for continued economic growth, job creation, and revitalization in Hamilton.
Innovation Factory (iF) is a not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centre funded by the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and located in Hamilton, Ontario since 2011. Through workshops, programming, one-on-one mentoring and aiding with access to funding, they help startups commercialize their ideas and small/medium enterprises innovate within their organizations.
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is the third oldest chamber of commerce in Canada, created in 1845 by Isaac Buchanan and other merchants considered to be the “Founding Fathers” of Hamilton. Comprising many of the great leaders in Hamilton’s history over its 170 years, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has harnessed the collective ambition of its thousands of members to play a leading role in Hamilton becoming an important and leading Canadian city during the 20th century.