Archive for October, 2014

Ignite Student Entrepreneur Winner and Final Five

Spark Innovation Centre is pleased to announce the Ignite Student Entrepreneur Winner as well as the Young Entrepreneur and General Entrepreneur finalists. The Student Entrepreneur award is a new category for Ignite this year which celebrated student entrepreneurs currently attending a post-secondary institute in Durham Region. Congratulations to Turnkey Aquaponics who was selected by the Power Panel as our $5,000 Student Entrepreneur Winner. Turnkey Aquaponics designs, manufactures and installs scalable aquaponics systems for rural and industrial applications. Aquaponics is a system that combines aquaculture ... Read more

The Top 26!

Last week the three Local Ignite Power Panels had the challenging task of whittling down a field of startup competitors from over 65 to 26 through a series of Pitch Competitions. Now in its second year, Spark Centre’s Ignite Startup Competition saw massive engagement in the local entrepreneur community. Focusing this year only on innovative technology or invention based ventures, we accepted over 65 applications – nearly double the number in that category last year! We've separated the applicants by category and held three ... Read more

Introducing the Ignite Power Panel!

We are very pleased to officially announce the Ignite 2014 Power Panel. Our power panelists have volunteered their time to mentor, advise and judge the Ignite Applicants on their business ideas. Made up of successful entrepreneurs, industry professionals and seasoned investors, the Ignite Power Panel is responsible for determining the finalists and the winners of Spark Centre’s Ignite 2014. The 26 finalists will now have a chance to present their three minute pitch to the power panel at Ignite's Central Pitch Competition on October 15th at ... Read more