Power Panel

The Ignite Power Panel has volunteered their time to mentor, advise and judge the Ignite Applicants on their business ideas. Made up of successful entrepreneurs, industry professionals and seasoned investors, the Ignite Power Panel is responsible for determining the finalists and the winners of Spark Centre’s Ignite Pitch Competition.

Jess Joss
Jeff QuippFounder & CEO of Search Engine People
Jeff Quipp is founder and CEO of Search Engine People Inc. (SEP), Canada’s largest search marketing agency. From humble beginnings, Jeff helped to pioneer an entire industry, and in the process has grown SEP to become the defacto standard for search marketing excellence worldwide.

Since 2001, Jeff has grown SEP to over 100 employees, has seen SEP make Profit Magazine’s list of the Fastest Growing Companies in Canada in 6 consecutive years, and has made his company’s B2B website, one of the 20,000 most trafficked websites on the planet today. Jeff has an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Economics. He writes for the Financial Post, Huffington Post, Profit Magazine, Globe & Mail, and many other publications. Jeff is considered one of the foremost authorities on search and digital marketing today, and has an uncanny ability to see the industry unfold years before it does.

Jason AtkinsFounder and CEO of 360insights
Jason is the founder and CEO of 360insights, the world’s first Channel Success Platform™. He has a long track record of using his strong entrepreneurial spirit and technology expertise to grow businesses and create new opportunities, he founded his first technology company while still attending high school. Jason’s business philosophy is grounded in workplace happiness and having a strong commitment to community. To that end, he is also a founder and principal investor in City Flow Project, a localized Durham Region venture capital and tech incubator.