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FORGE BUILT BY GREENTOWN LABS

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FORGE is on a mission to help startups with physical products navigate the journey from prototype to commercialization and impact at scale. FORGE addresses crucial gaps and accelerates path to market for these startups by making right-fit introductions to industry expertise, combined with the training and support needed to ensure readiness for the connections to be productive. The Manufacturing Initiative helps startups to source their supply chains from initial prototyping and design through to full scale production, connecting them with right-fit suppliers to establish early working relationships, and increase readiness to scale production together. Our programming and resources prepare startups and suppliers to work effectively together.

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

EVERYONE BENEFITS IN A PARTNERSHIP

Collaboration between early-stage innovators and large corporations can dramatically improve the odds of bringing transformative energy innovations to market. For energy startups, learning how to navigate a potential corporate partner’s organizational structure and build an effective value proposition or partnership strategy requires deeper understanding of these potential customers. On the other side, large corporations scout widely for startups of strategic interest, but there can be challenges that come from the product being developed in isolation from market applications. By partnering with startup companies, large corporations improve their chances to create new products and open market opportunities.

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