New Look, Same Spark!

Spark Centre is excited to announce we have refreshed our logo!

Our Innovation Centre is on a mission for 2019. We have exciting updates to share. First: our new look!

Our logo was created when Spark Centre launched in 2012. It’s seen us through 2 moves, 1,000 clients and over 600 events. It’s been the face of our Innovation Centre and its steady growth. But, we have matured a lot over the last 7 years. We have a stronger mission and values, an energetic team and a fresh set of ambitious goals that our brand needs to keep up with.

 

 

You’ll notice the slight differences in the new logo. We dropped the swoosh, which we felt was a bit dated, and chose a richer red Pantone. We also did some very subtle adjustments to the kerning of the letters and refined the “S” to make it more prominent.

 
We’re pretty jazzed about the new look! It’s still us, but with a bit more impact.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates!
 

Ignite 2018 Recap

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY!

Another successful Ignite journey in the books! We are still buzzing from the incredible Gala and Winner Announcements! Thank you to everyone who came out to each event and supported our entrepreneurs through the Ignite Pitch Competition.

Let’s recap, shall we?!

Ignite is one of the most exciting, internationally recognized pitch competitions for Canadian technology, innovative or inventive entrepreneurs, lead by Spark Centre, in partnership with Ontario Power Generation and Beijing Future Science Park. Now in its sixth year, the Ignite Pitch Competition awarded $125,000 in seed funding to 5 successful entrepreneurs!

 

The Journey:

Selected applicants attended a Pitch School – a hands on workshop to help craft the perfect pitch, followed by a 3 minute pitch on stage to our Power Panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and business experts.

10 finalists were then selected to deliver an intense, 20 minute boardroom presentation where 5 winners were chosen and announced at our Gala event!

IGNITE 2018 WINNERS:

Spark Centre Category // Swob Inc.
Beijing Future Science Park Category // Intelline Inc.
OPG Inspection & Maintenance Category // SHARC – McMaster University
OPG Refurbishment Category // Taiga Robotics
OPG Environment & Electrification Category // Evercloak

 

Applications for Ignite 2019 will be opening in August.
Make sure you follow us and visit ignitedurham.ca for updates!