Categories – 2018



Spark Innovation Centre is looking for technology, innovative or invention-based entrepreneurs who are looking to launch, develop and grow their businesses in Durham Region. This category is geared towards start-up and scale up companies incorporated in Canada that have an original innovative technology.

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For innovators who are in the following stages of their business:
Ideation – exploration stage
Discovery – testing ideas, proof of concept, identifying customers
Validation – prototype, customer verified, initial orders, Go-to market strategy, pursuing angel funding
Efficiency – Initial market traction, scaling sales and marketing, financial forecasting, pursuing early stage VC
Scale – Validated product and market; customer growth, established management team, pursuing later-stage investment

The winner of the Spark Centre Category will win $25,000

PLEASE NOTE: If you are still unsure of what category to apply to, please email Spark Centre reserves the right to move applicants to a different category based on review of you application (no additional fees will apply)