Our Mission

FORGE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit on a mission to help innovators navigate the journey from physical prototype through to commercialization and impact at scale.

The Problem

Startups and innovative companies making physical products are solving some of the world’s toughest problems, but they face more obstacles to scale than digital companies. High early production costs and burn rate mean the right choices in design, supply, and manufacturing are crucial for success, yet many innovators lack the expertise and connections to make those choices. 

Our Solution

FORGE accelerates the path to market for physical innovations through product development, manufacturing, and supply chain-focused education and connections.

We help startups and innovative companies prepare to scale their manufacturing, and source their supply chains locally from initial prototyping and design to full-scale production, connecting them with right-fit suppliers to establish mutually beneficial business relationships.  Our programming and resources prepare innovators and suppliers to scale production and work together effectively.

A startup founder loads a CO2 cartridge into an innovative physical product - a growler keg.