Archive for December, 2012

Meet the Power Panel

Who better to help guide your business than a panel of successful entrepreneurs who have been there, done that? Yes, even before the intensive boot camp starts for our two Ignite Start-ups, all eligible applicants will have the chance to get unique advice and attention from some of the best business minds around–the Power Panel will be in attendance on our Pitch Night on February 4th, 2013. Read on for more about our expert Power Panel, and start brainstorming what you'd ask, if ... Read more

Meet Jeff Quipp

When you Google "Search Engine Optimization" what's the highest ranking result you see? It's Search Engine People, of course, Canada’s largest digital marketing agency that just happens to be located right here in Pickering. Local entrepreneur Jeff Quipp founded the company in 2001 and as CEO, has led Search Engine People to the the PROFIT 200 list of fastest growing companies in Canada for the last four consecutive years. He says he is a big believer in the "The best way ... Read more

Meet Team Ignite

When we say "it takes a village" to create an economic shift in Durham Region, we aren't kidding. We have a huge group of diverse organizations pulling together for Ignite. Recently, the members of Team Ignite met at the Whitby Public Library to catch up on the details (and to don matching jackets!). With much of the work happening in flurries of emails and conference calls, it was nice to sit around the table and see what a big group we'd become. Here's ... Read more

Meet Jason Atkins, from a "Company to Watch"

Looking for solid business advice from someone who has been there, done that? Jason Atkins is the guy to talk to. And if you're one of the Ignite Start-ups, you'll benefit greatly from his experience. An entrepreneur in Whitby, Jason started his first company at age 16 and sold it by age 20.  His current company, 360 Incentives, which has an office near Whitby's Four Corners, was recently recognized with a Companies-to-Watch award by Deloitte. 360 Incentives provides a software-as-a-service platform that enables ... Read more