Attention: Entrepreneurial Students!

Want to be at Ignite Finale 2013 for FREE? Tell us your “why” in 140 characters: Do you dream of starting your own business one day? Then come and check this out. Get inspired while you party for FREE at the Ignite Finale 2013 with CBC Dragon, Bruce Croxon, international bestseller Tim Ferriss, and top local entrepreneurs! The ICE BOX Social Media Lounge is THE place to be with your tech-savvy friends on June 25th. As if a complimentary ticket, drink, local foodie nosh, and ... Read more

Ilse Treurnicht joins Ignite Power Panel

We are pleased to announce a new member has joined our Power Panel. Ilse Treurnicht is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation centre located in Toronto. She oversees both the development and operations of the MaRS Centre and its broad suite of entrepreneurship and innovation programs. Ilse has worked closely with the leadership of Toronto’s academic institutions and teaching hospitals to create MaRS Innovation, an integrated commercialization platform for 14 Toronto Institutions and served as the interim Managing Director ... Read more

Meet the Power Panel

Who better to help guide your business than a panel of successful entrepreneurs who have been there, done that? Yes, even before the intensive boot camp starts for our two Ignite Start-ups, all eligible applicants will have the chance to get unique advice and attention from some of the best business minds around–the Power Panel will be in attendance on our Pitch Night on February 4th, 2013. Read on for more about our expert Power Panel, and start brainstorming what you'd ask, if ... Read more

Meet Jeff Quipp

When you Google "Search Engine Optimization" what's the highest ranking result you see? It's Search Engine People, of course, Canada’s largest digital marketing agency that just happens to be located right here in Pickering. Local entrepreneur Jeff Quipp founded the company in 2001 and as CEO, has led Search Engine People to the the PROFIT 200 list of fastest growing companies in Canada for the last four consecutive years. He says he is a big believer in the "The best way ... Read more

Meet Jason Atkins, from a "Company to Watch"

Looking for solid business advice from someone who has been there, done that? Jason Atkins is the guy to talk to. And if you're one of the Ignite Start-ups, you'll benefit greatly from his experience. An entrepreneur in Whitby, Jason started his first company at age 16 and sold it by age 20.  His current company, 360 Incentives, which has an office near Whitby's Four Corners, was recently recognized with a Companies-to-Watch award by Deloitte. 360 Incentives provides a software-as-a-service platform that enables ... Read more

Wayne Conrad – Durham Region's Thomas Edison

With more than 300 patents on record, Wayne Conrad may just be Durham Region's Thomas Edison. He is the Chief Scientist of Omachron Science Inc., in Hampton. Wayne has created and improved technologies in areas such as as water purification, cyclonic particle separation, alternative energy technologies, and advanced turbine engine designs. His inventions have found success as far away as the water treatment system in the space station and as close to home as your Shark vacuum. As part of the Ignite Power ... Read more

Dragon's Den Bruce Croxon joins Ignite Power Panel

With a passion for working with entrepreneurs, Bruce has joined the Ignite Power Panel. "Today I invest in entrepreneurs who I see have the fighting spirit; the type of dedication it takes to go a full 14 rounds." Learn more about Bruce and check out who else is on the Ignite Power Panel. The two Ignite Start-ups will get $25,000 cash award and access to the expertise of the Power Panel. Check out his website at: For the Power Panel bios go to the ... Read more