Spark Centre Opens Applications for its Ignite Startup Competition
The 2nd annual competition will award two winners $25,000 each and includes a new category awarding $5,000 to a post-secondary student.
Spark Innovation Centre, a not-for-profit organization that offers free services and support to local entrepreneurs has begun accepting applications to its second annual Ignite Competition. Two startup companies will be chosen to win $25,000 each to use towards their business.
Last year Ignite saw over 100 companies compete in a rigorous program that involved ...
On June 25th, we celebrated the growing community of entrepreneurs and cultural leaders in Durham Region at the Ignite Finale. Highlights included hearing the latest successes of our finalists fresh out of start-up bootcamp and a keynote from international bestseller, Tim Ferriss in the Regent Theatre.
Afterwards, we partied in Oshawa style with great music, local gourmet nibbles and drinks, breakdancers and participatory art. We even had a Twitter contest -- and made #IgniteDurham the number 2 trending tags across Canada! On ...
Recently, Spark Centre was a part of three momentous events celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation in Durham Region and Northumberland County.
We were very proud and honoured to be the Premium sponsor for Metroland’s Breakfast Seminar with Arlene Dickinson. The event took place at Landmark Cinema in Whitby on June 11th and featured Arlene speaking about her journey to success. She shared some very personal stories about how she became an entrepreneur, author and Dragon’s Den star. Local Durham Region entrepreneurs and success stories, ...
Entrepreneurship: Change Your World & Live Your Ideal Life
What do you get when you cross a tango dancer, with top ranked angel investor, with a #1 leadership blog writer, with a human guinea pig, with a professional chef? Well, Tim Ferriss, of course! Fast Company magazine has called him one of the “Most Innovative Business People of 2007”, and “7th most powerful personality on Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index for 2012” which is kudos indeed, but even sweeter . . . ...
This is one event NOT to be missed! Celebrate with us and be inspired by what the community of Durham Region has achieved!
Date: Tuesday, June 25
Location: Regent Theatre, Oshawa
The evening starts at 5:00pm. With a cocktail reception, a formal program inside the Regent Theatre that will be interesting and inspiring to all, followed by a street party celebration!
For full details of the agenda: http://www.ignitedurham.ca/ignite-finale-2013/
Tickets are $45 general admission and includes a FREE book: The 4-Hour Chef by best-selling author Tim Ferriss
Date: Tuesday, June 25 at 5:00pm onwards
Location: Regent Theatre, Oshawa
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Congratulations to The Mobile Experience Company and Squabble Studios, who are the winners of the Ignite Start-up competition. Spark Centre made the announcement on Friday, March 1, 2013 as part of the monthly RMG Friday event at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa.
These two companies will now take part in a customized, four-month boot camp to help accelerate their business. The boot camp will include $25,000 in cash and $25,000 in professional business services such as marketing, legal, and accounting.
Although both ...
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!