It feels a little bit like summer camp is over around Spark Centre.
Over five cold, dark January nights, 110 local entrepreneurs lit up the multipurpose room at Whitby's Abilities Centre.
The Ignite Durham Pitch School took dozens of budding business-owners through a crash-course in proposal writing and pitching, made room for networking and connections, and gave lots of one-on-one mentorship and advice.
The sessions were organized by Spark Centre with support from Region of Durham, Metroland, BACD, Spark Angels, and Abilities Centre.
This was ...
We put out the call, and you answered. A whopping 102 entrepreneurs applied for Ignite by our 5pm deadline on January 11, 2013. The volume exceeded our wildest dreams! We are thrilled that we could offer a competition that so excited the local business community.
The Ignite applicants come from all over Durham: from Beaverton to Ajax, Uxbridge to Orono, with a heavy representation from Whitby and Oshawa. Business ideas are diverse: software ideas, food service companies, technological inventions, even a retail ...