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Startups pitch their best ideas at OPG Ignite competition

More than 25 startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs travelled from far and wide to the Darlington Energy Complex recently to pitch their best ideas at the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Ignite competition. Contestants presented their innovative ideas to a panel of judges on Nov. 2 for a chance at receiving valuable seed money. Up to $75,000 in total funding is up for grabs in the Ignite pitch competition’s three OPG categories – Environment and Electrification Development, Inspection and Maintenance, and Refurbishment. To ... Read more

Spark Centre and Region of Durham Announce Ignite!

New business boot camp has $25,000 cash for entrepreneurs in Durham Region WHITBY, ON November 12, 2012 – Entrepreneurs in Durham Region have until January 11, 2013 to apply for Ignite, a brand-new start-up boot camp that will set two local companies on the path to success. Ignite is presented by Spark Centre, a not-for-profit organization that offers services and support to local entrepreneurs; The Region of Durham; and VentureStart, a program that helps technology entrepreneurs in Southern Ontario. “We are on the hunt ... Read more