Archive for February, 2013

Pitch Night on TV

Missed Pitch Night? Watch it on Rogers TV See the 30 top companies pitch to the Power Panel, including Bruce Croxon from CBC Dragon's Den. Dates are as follows: March 3 at 9:00pm March 6 at 9:00pm March 7 at 12:00am March 9 at 10:00pm On behalf of Ignite, Spark Centre would like to thank Rogers for supporting the Durham Region's entrepreneurial community! Read more

Join us March 1 as we announce the two start-ups

Join Spark Centre at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery on March 1st for the announcement of the two final Ignite Start-ups! On the first Friday of the month join the RMG in celebrating local talent. The gallery buzzes with live musical performances, interactive art experiences, open gallery spaces, social mingling and more. Suitable for music lovers, youth, families, date nights, and culture-vultures. Free to attend. 7–10pm. Cash Bar. All ages welcome. Fundraising by donation to support RMG Fridays. March 1st event line up - Tunes ... Read more

Ignite 2013 Finale

Join us for a celebration of entrepreneurship in Durham Region         Tuesday, June 25, 5:30pm - 9:00pm Regent Theatre, Oshawa Ticket Prices: includes a FREE book: The 4-Hour Chef by best-selling author Tim Ferriss $45 general / $60 door Sponsor an Ignite Applicant – Show your support of Durham Regions’ entrepreneurial community by purchasing a ticket on behalf of an Ignite applicant or company. All proceeds support innovation and entrepreneurship in Durham Region through Ignite. Spark Centre is a not-for-profit organization that helps innovative companies start, grow and ... Read more

Congratulations to The Final Five!

The road to the final two has begun! On February 4th, the top 30 Ignite companies gave their live pitch. After some serious board room deliberation by the Power Panel, the top five companies were announced. Here are the five finalists: Squabble Studios Ltd. Squabble Studios is a game development studio with a focus on serious games, simulations and training applications. We work with other companies and institutions to develop original games that meet needs across various domains.   The Mobile Experience Company (Mobile X Co.) As ... Read more

The Ignite Top 30

From our huge pool of 102 applicants to Ignite 2013, a fabulous 30 have been selected to move forward to the next phase: Pitch Night on Monday, February 4th. On this exciting night they will pitch live before our Power Panel, with around 200 members of the public, local mayors, and other dignitaries cheering them on. At the end of the night the Power Panel will select five finalists to move on to the next phase: board room presentations. Here are the ... Read more

Pitch School Recap

It feels a little bit like summer camp is over around Spark Centre. Over five cold, dark January nights, 110 local entrepreneurs lit up the multipurpose room at Whitby's Abilities Centre. The Ignite Durham Pitch School took dozens of budding business-owners through a crash-course in proposal writing and pitching, made room for networking and connections, and gave lots of one-on-one mentorship and advice. The sessions were organized by Spark Centre with support from Region of Durham, Metroland, BACD, Spark Angels, and Abilities Centre. This was ... Read more