Spark Centre’s Ignite is Heating Up!


Thank you to everyone who applied to be a part of Spark Centre’s Ignite Startup Competition. Applications are now closed and we have officially accepted 61 eligible applicants into the program!

Ignite begins this week with three Pitch Schools where entrepreneurs will learn how to perfect their pitch. After going through a workshop and receiving feedback from Spark Centre advisors, the entrepreneurs will move onto one of three pitch competitions where they will pitch their idea to an audience including a local power panel, who will choose who moves onto the next round.

Our local pitch competitions are open to the public, but seating is limited so get there early! The three pitch competitions will split up Ignite’s three different categories competing; Young EntrepreneurStudent Entrepreneur and General Entrepreneur. Details of the pitch competitions are listed below.

Whitby Pitch Competition – Young Entrepreneurs (18-29)
Monday September 29th 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Whitby Courthouse Theatre
416 Centre St S. Whitby

Oshawa Pitch Competition – Post-secondary Student Entrepreneurs (18+)
Tuesday September 30th 6:00pm – 8:30pm
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
61 Charles St. Oshawa

Ajax Pitch Competition – General Entrepreneurs (18+)
Wednesday October 1st 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Ajax Town Hall: Council Chambers
65 Harwood Ave S. Ajax

We are also pleased to announce our local power panels. Click on the links below to learn more information.
Whitby Power Panel
Oshawa Power Panel
Ajax Power Panel

For more information on Ignite, please visit

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