FORGE Manufacturing & Innovation Showcase

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.

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.

Event Info

Date & Time 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm