Press Releases

  • North Forge tackles kids' literacy: Company offers funding, support to help develop innovative programs

    Winnipeg Free Press, November 21, 2017 • Jeff Ryzner, the CEO of North Forge Technology Exchange, is a nationally recognized business mentor who’s great at giving useful advice to all sorts of young entrepreneurs. One of the things he always advises startups is to stop talking from within the confines of the company and listen to what the market is saying. Ryzner was taken aback recently when he had occasion to learn that Manitoba ranks last or near last in the country in literacy and numeracy levels for 15-year-olds and that many per-schoolers in the province — as high as 77 per cent in some communities — are not ready for the Grade 1 curriculum. READ MORE>
  • Call for Ideas Aims at Improving Early Childhood Education in Manitoba

    The Diversity Times, November 10, 2017 • North Forge Technology Exchange and the Province of Manitoba want residents and innovators to pitch ideas on how to improve early childhood education in the province. READ MORE>
  • Call for ideas aims at improving early childhood education in Manitoba

    CHVN 95.1 FM, November 9, 2017 • North Forge Technology Exchange and the Province of Manitoba want residents and innovators to pitch ideas on how to improve early childhood education in the province. North Forge president Jeff Ryzner made the announcement at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library this morning. “What’s happening in communities all over Manitoba is up to 77 per cent of the kids entering kindergarten and Grade 1 are not ready to learn the curriculum,” Ryzner said. “They’re not experiencing that early childhood intervention where they’re absorbing language and numbers at the rate they need to in order to be successful in academics.”  READ MORE>
  • North Forge Technology Exchange Opens Call for Innovation to Improve Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy

    WINNIPEG - November 9, 2017 - North Forge Technology Exchange is putting out a call for innovative ideas to improve early childhood literacy and numeracy in Manitoba. “We’re ready to put the talent and resources of the Manitoba innovation community to work on an issue that will affect the future of our province,” said Jeff Ryzner, president of North Forge Technology Exchange, which is facilitating the open challenge. MORE >