Archive for December, 2014

Metroland – Durham’s Ignite competition Names Winners

by Brad Andrews – Metroland After months of work the winners of Durham’s Ignite competition have been announced, only for both startup businesses to predict more work ahead. At the Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards in Whitby held on Nov. 27 startup companies National ProStaff and Tiko3D were announced as the winners of the Ignite innovative competition, each taking home $25,000 prizes. Organized by local non-profit Spark Centre and the Region of Durham, the Ignite competition began in mid-September and featured entrepreneurs in the ... Read more

UOIT Students and Alumni Capture Entrepreneurial Awards in the 2014 Ignite Competition

Three groups of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students and graduates are being recognized by Spark Innovation Centre for their innovative ideas and successful creation of new business enterprises in Durham Region. All groups are winners in the 2014 Ignite Competition, a contest designed by Spark Innovation Centre to support young entrepreneurs with the resources they need to accelerate their business plans into startup companies. In the General Entrepreneur category, Ignite presented the $25,000 prize to Tiko 3D, a cutting-edge ... Read more

Yahoo Finance – National ProStaff and Tiko3D Announced as the $25,000 Winners of Ignite Startup Competition

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2014) - Spark Innovation Centre is pleased to announce the Ignite Durham Young Entrepreneur Winner National ProStaff and the General Entrepreneur Winner Tiko 3D, who have taken the top prize of $25,000 each. The announcement was made on Thursday November 27th, 2014 at the Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards in Whitby, Ontario. National ProStaff ("NPS"), the Young Entrepreneur winner, is a social commerce platform which connects consumers with brand experts. Over the past 3 years, NPS ... Read more

Betakit – Ignite Startup Competition Crowns National ProStaff and Tiko3D as $25,000 Winners

by Ian Hardy - Betakit The Spark Innovation Centre, now in its second year, recently announced the Ignite Competition winners. National ProStaff, a social commerce platform that connects consumers with brand experts, took home the Ignite Young Entrepreneur award and $25,000 in prize money. Tiko 3D, which aims to make 3D printers more accessible, also won secured an investment of $25,000, winning the General Entrepreneur award. Spark received over 65 applications, which was almost double the number in that category last year, and both ... Read more

National ProStaff and Tiko3D Announced as Winners of Ignite 2014

Spark Innovation Centre is pleased to announce the Ignite Durham Young Entrepreneur Winner National ProStaff and the General Entrepreneur Winner Tiko 3D, who have taken the top prize of $25,000 each. The announcement was made on Thursday November 27th, 2014 at the Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards in Whitby, Ontario. National ProStaff ("NPS"), the Young Entrepreneur winner, is a social commerce platform which connects consumers with brand experts. Over the past 3 years, NPS has grown to become the premier fishing ... Read more