New digs for growing Spark Centre focused on building entrepreneurship in Durham

May 21, 2019 by Reka Szekely Oshawa This Week Spark Centre president and CEO Sherry Colbourne explains that one of her goals when she joined Spark Centre in early 2017 was to grow the organization as a global innovation hub by attracting startups through the Canadian startup visa program. Founded in 2012, Spark Centre is […]

Bridging Brazilian and Canadian Technology Ecosystems

  Spark Centre partnered with international venture building firm, Dream2B, to host six Brazilian companies for a 4-week, intensive soft-landing program at Spark Centre’s office in downtown Oshawa. The program focused on providing these emerging, technology-based companies with the opportunity to learn how to establish a business in Canada. They received in-depth workshops from subject […]

DASH MD Raises $500,000 to help Hospitals Communicate Aftercare to Patients

When University of Waterloo student Zack Fisch broke his leg found himself in the emergency room, he had an otherwise normal visit — except when it came time to deal with the aftercare at home. After confusion with the nurse’s instructions — given while Fisch was medicated, stressed, and tired — Fisch developed a preventable […]

Eastern Innovation Corridor comes together for First Look – Investor Collision For Immediate Release March 21st, 2018 Oshawa, ON – Eastern Innovation Corridor comes together for First Look – Investor Collision Spark Innovation Centre, in partnership with the Regional Municipality of Durham’s Economic Development and Tourism Dept. and Open People Network (OPN), are hosting their […]

Spark Centre awards $5,000 to local Student Start-up Ominous Games

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Oshawa, ON (November 13, 2017) – The top 25 entrepreneurs gave their best three-minute pitch in front of the Power Panel at the annual Ignite Durham pitch competition. The Student category winner was chosen and was awarded $5,000 to help grow their start-up.   The competition was held at Durham […]

Spark Centre Announces Global Partnership with Beijing Future Science Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Spark Centre Announces Global Partnership with Beijing Future Science Park   Oshawa, ON (September 8, 2017) – In celebration of the fifth year anniversary of the Ignite Competition, Spark Innovation Centre is extending their reach to include much sought after global markets with a newly announced partnership with Beijing Future Science […]