About Ignite

Ignite is one of the most exciting, internationally recognized pitch competitions for Canadian technology, innovative or inventive entrepreneurs. Now in its sixth year, the Ignite Pitch Competition looks to award upwards of $125,000 of seed funding to successful entrepreneurs.To date, Ignite has awarded over $300,000 in prize money and thousands of advisory hours to help companies start, grow, succeed.

Ignite is organized by Spark Centre and supported by several municipalities and businesses across Durham Region. Ignite begins with a pitch school and will end with an extraordinary finale celebrating the winners. Our goal is to Ignite a startup community in Durham Region. Together, we hope to inspire, bring visibility and support entrepreneurs, ultimately creating jobs and economic wealth for Durham Region. By highlighting the local resources available to startups, we can show our entrepreneurs that Durham has everything they need to successfully start and grow their companies.

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Ignite 2018

Winners of last years competition:

Spark Centre Category – SWOB INC.
Beijing Future Science Park – INTELLINE INC.
OPG Inspection & Maintenance Category – SHARC: McMaster University
OPG Environment and Electrification Development Category – EVERCLOAK
OPG Refurbishment Category – TAIGA ROBOTICS