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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:00am
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Join for FORGE’s 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 October 22nd, at 10:00 am. The event will include a startup pitch competition, a trade show of exhibiting manufacturers and suppliers, and the opportunity to virtually network across the innovation ecosystem.

Schedule:
10:00 am-10:20 am: Opening Remarks (Introduction to FORGE, hear from last year’s winners!)
10:30 am-10:50 am: Startup Pitch Competition for FORGE Product Development Grant
11:00am-11:10am: Winner Announcement and Closing Remarks
11:10am-12:00pm: Networking Time (Manufacturer/Supplier Expo Booths and 1:1)

Stay tuned for additional information on speakers, event timing, and more!

 

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 an over 85% 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.

 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 9:00am
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EASTEC 2021, the largest Northeast manufacturing trade show, will be held at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts and is produced by SME and AMT.

EASTEC celebrates the historical importance of Northeast manufacturing while showcasing its future in leading-edge industries such as aerospace, medical devices, automotive, industrial equipment and defense.

It’s all here, from long-established foundational manufacturing to the advanced technology that makes possible smart manufacturing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Technology runs the gamut from high-end manufacturing equipment to smart technologies such as additive manufacturing and automation. EASTEC provides you with the ideal opportunity to make and renew business connections, explore the latest technology, learn from industry experts and shape the future of your business.

Three days of exploring innovative manufacturing technologies, discovering hundreds of suppliers, learning from industry experts, and networking with other professionals only begins to describe the premier Northeast manufacturing trade show.

Event At-A-Glance (PDF)