Upcoming Events

Aug
21
Mon
2017
Ignite 2017: Applications Open!
Aug 21 – Sep 29 all-day

Applcations for Ignite 2017 open August 21st – September 29th.

APPLY HERE!

Oct
10
Tue
2017
Ignite 2017: Pitch School #1
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Successful applicants in the Discovery, Scale-up and Student categories will participate in a two hour pitch school, led by Spark Advisor Robert Weese. Applicants will learn the art of making a 1 minute elevator pitch in preparation for the Ignite Pitch Competitions to be held the following week.

Please note: This event is not open to the public

Oct
18
Wed
2017
Ignite 2017: Discovery – Round 1 Pitch Competition @ The Centennial Building
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cheer on Durham Region entrepreneurs as they give their one minute pitch to a judging panel of local entrepreneurs and business leaders. Finalists will move on to Ignite’s Round 2 Pitch Competition on November 6th.

Registration Opens: 5:00pm

Event begins: 5:300pm

REGISTER HERE

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Ignite 2017: Scale-up & Student – Round 1 Pitch Competition @ Oshawa Library - McLaughlin Branch
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cheer on Durham Region entrepreneurs as they give their one minute pitch to a judging panel of local entrepreneurs and business leaders. Finalists will move on to Ignite’s Round 2 Pitch Competition on November 6th.

Registration Opens: 5:00pm

Event begins: 5:30pm

Oct
30
Mon
2017
Ignite 2017: Pitch School #2
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Before participating in the Round 2 Pitch Competition, participants will have a chance to refine their pitch further with the Spark Centre advisory team.

Please Note: This event is not open to the public

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Ignite 2017: OPG Category Pitch School
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Successful applicants in the OPG Category will participate in a two hour mandatory pitch school, led by Spark Centre Advisor Robert Weese and supported by OPG mentors. .

Applicants will learn the art of making a three minute pitch in preparation for the Pitch Competitions to be held on October 14th.

Please Note: This event is not open to the public.

Nov
6
Mon
2017
Ignite 2017: Round 2 Pitch Competition @ Durham College - Centre For Food
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Finalists from the Discovery, Scale-up and Student categories will participate in a combined Pitch Competition: Round 2.

Each team will have the opportunity to deliver a three minute investment pitch to the Ignite Power Panel. After presentations are complete, a Student Entrepreneur will be selected on site and awarded $5,000 and 4 Ignite finalists will be chosen to advance to the next round. These finalists include two from the Discovery Category and two from the Scale-up Category.

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Registration Opens 5:00pm

Event Begins 6:00pm

REGISTER HERE

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Ignite 2017: OPG Pitch Competition
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Each successful applicant in the OPG Category will have the opportunity to deliver a three minute investment pitch to the OPG Power Panel.

After presentations are complete, four finalists will be chosen to advance to the Boardroom Competition on November 29th.

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Please note: This event is not open to the public.

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Ignite: OPG Boardroom Competition
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The final step in the Ignite process – the 4 OPG finalists will each deliver a 20 minute investment presentation to the OPG Power Panel. The presentation will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.

Following the Boardroom Presentations, our OPG Power Panel will select the two Ignite winners which will be announced on December 5th!

Networking Lunch @ 12:00pm

Event begins @ 1:00pm

Please note: This event is not open to the public.

Ignite 2017: Boardroom Competition @ Whitby Council Chambers
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The final step in the Ignite process – the 4 Ignite finalists will each deliver a 20 minute investment presentation to the Ignite Power Panel. The presentation will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A session, where team will face real scrutiny from entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders who have been there and done that.

Following the Boardroom Presentations, our Ignite Power Panel will select the two Ignite winners which will be announced on December 5th!

Registration opens at 5:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

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