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Introducing the Ignite 2015 Top 26!

The first round of Ignite pitches are complete and we have our Top 26!

Currently in its third year, Ignite saw 73 incredible innovation, technology or invention based businesses apply. Those eligible had the chance to give their best one minute pitch to a panel of judges made up of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. The judges then had the difficult task of choosing the Top 26 to move onto the next round.

Ignite held three separate competitions for the three categories; Student Entrepreneur, Young Entrepreneur and General Entrepreneur. During the competitions, each participant had only 60 seconds to convince the judges that their startup was viable and investment worthy. Being able to pitch in one minute is not easy, but it shows the need to communicate clearly, quickly, and to engage your audience when speaking about your start-up business.

Spark Centre would like to congratulate the 26 companies selected to move on to the Central Pitch Competition October 14th at the Abilities Centre in Whitby.

Student Entrepreneur CategoryTop26
EDIT
Durham Electro Optics
Go Charge
Think Tank Oshawa
Warlords 1944

Young Entrepreneur Category
Abilidoc
Ball In The 6
BusinessMatch
Henlen Watches
Icarus Technologies
IFTech
Locus
Turnkey Aquaponics
Yulitz
Zambah

General Entrepreneur Category
Backflip
Belle in a Box
Coqui 3D
Hexyoo Scientific
IntriEnergy
Jason Campbell
Shopfunds
SOKO Insight
Sound Options
tagamaze
Unafraiddesigns

If you’d like to join us for the Central Pitch Competition on October 14th at Abilities Centre, please REGISTER HERE. Tickets are limited, so reserve your place quickly! The Student Entrepreneur winner will be announced and awarded $5,000! Two Young Entrepreneur and three General Entrepreneur finalists will also be announced to move on to the Boardroom Competition for their chance to win $25,000.