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FORGE Manufacturing & Innovation Showcase
Please join our sister nonprofit FORGE for its largest event of the year, bringing together innovators, manufacturers, suppliers, and funders to showcase, pitch, and connect!
Hundreds of startups, manufacturers, suppliers, funders, and supporters historically attend FORGE’s Manufacturing & Innovation Showcase, which will be held virtually on Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. The event will include a startup pitch competition, trade show of exhibiting manufacturers and suppliers, and the opportunity to virtually network across the innovation ecosystem.
FORGE is a 501c3 nonprofit on a mission to help innovators navigate the journey from physical prototype to commercial impact at scale. FORGE’s Manufacturing Initiative connects startups with manufacturers and companies essential to their supply chain, as well as product development education and resources. To date. this work has supported over 250 startups that boast a more than 85 percent survival rate, and made connections for them to right-fit regional suppliers resulting in over $30 million in known contracts and purchase orders to make innovative products locally.
If you are a startup and would like to be featured in a startup lookbook so attendees can identify you as someone to network and connect with, please refer to this link. If you are a startup interested in participating in the pitch competition for the FORGE Product Development Grant, please refer to this link. If you are a company interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.