Ignite 2017: Event Dates Posted

Event details for Ignite 2017 has now been posted! Visit our events page for more information and to register. Read more

Introducing the Ignite 2015 Top 26!

    The first round of Ignite pitches are complete and we have our Top 26! Currently in its third year, Ignite saw 73 incredible innovation, technology or invention based businesses apply. Those eligible had the chance to give their best one minute pitch to a panel of judges made up of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. The judges then had the difficult task of choosing the Top 26 to move onto the next round. Ignite held three separate competitions for the three categories; Student Entrepreneur, Young Entrepreneur ... Read more

Ignite Student Entrepreneur Winner and Final Five

Spark Innovation Centre is pleased to announce the Ignite Student Entrepreneur Winner as well as the Young Entrepreneur and General Entrepreneur finalists. The Student Entrepreneur award is a new category for Ignite this year which celebrated student entrepreneurs currently attending a post-secondary institute in Durham Region. Congratulations to Turnkey Aquaponics who was selected by the Power Panel as our $5,000 Student Entrepreneur Winner. Turnkey Aquaponics designs, manufactures and installs scalable aquaponics systems for rural and industrial applications. Aquaponics is a system that combines aquaculture ... Read more

Ignite Is Underway!

Thank you to everyone who applied to be a part of Spark Centre's Ignite Startup Competition. Applications are now closed and we have officially accepted 61 eligible applicants into the program! Ignite begins this week with three Pitch Schools where entrepreneurs will learn how to perfect their pitch. After going through a workshop and receiving feedback from Spark Centre advisors, the entrepreneurs will move onto one of three pitch competitions where they will pitch their idea to an audience including a local power panel, ... Read more