Betakit: $55K up for grabs with Spark Centre’s Ignite Startup Competition


By Joseph Czikk — Betakit

Oshawa’s non-for-profit Spark Innovation Centre is all set to host its second annual Ignite Competition. It’ll award two winners $25,000 each and will include a new category awarding $5,000 to a post-secondary student.

The Spark Centre said this year the Ignite Competition will focus on innovation, technology, invention and advanced process oriented start-ups. “The success of Ignite 2013 was very evident with over 100 competitors and over 2,000 attendees to watch the various competition events,” said executive director Dennis Croft. “This year Spark continues to enhance Ignite, bringing in the specific Spark Centre mandate of focusing on technology, invention and advanced process creation oriented companies.”

Last year Ignite saw over 100 companies compete in a rigorous program that involved pitch competitions, a business boot camp and boardroom competition.

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