Speaker Series with Sherry Colbourne!

At the second instalment of the new Speaker Series, emcee Jason King will get the story behind Sherry Colbourne, President and CEO at Spark Centre.

This event is sponsored by Whitby Economic Development and Motorcity Mitsubishi.

Guest: Sherry Colbourne, President and CEO at Spark Centre
Sherry Colbourne returned to Ontario one year ago on the heels of a four-year entrepreneurial sabbatical in the Middle East. While abroad, she co-founded Startup Oman and witnessed, first hand, the power of diversity in building innovative communities. Sherry advocates for an international approach to the development of Durham Region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. She is a strong believer that entrepreneurism brings diverse cultures and people together, and that the opportunity for Durham Region lies in its roots as an innovative and diverse Region.

The event takes place at The Centennial Building on May 1st, get your ticket here!

One Response

  1. Hi Sherry,

    I am reaching out to you after speaking with Jess Joss, who supplied me with your name and contact info. I am the founder of a manufacturing startup that is currently raising funds to build our first prototypes. We believe we have a game changing product and have conducted market testing that backs up our claim. Kawartha Craft Marine Works intends on producing highly customizable aluminum boat manufacturing technology to the Kawartha Lakes area. We have a comprehensive business, and marketing plan, but are still in a prototyping stage. Therefore we are looking at other funding streams available to us, to develop and build our first prototypes.

    We have partnered with Ontario Tech University to cover cover the research and development aspects of the the project, but it will not be useful for startup costs or production which is what we are currently seeking.

    I would be interested in speaking with you regarding our project and discuss what funding streams would be available to us to bring our concepts to the prototyping phase.

    If you could please get back to me at your earliest convenience, I would be very happy to discuss the project with you in more depth!


    Tyler Houthuys
    Kawartha Craft Marine Works

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