IFTech And Sound Options Announced As The $25,000 Winners Of Ignite

IFTech And Sound Options Announced As The $25,000 Winners Of Ignite

Spark Innovation Centre is pleased to announce IFTech as the Young Entrepreneur winner and Sound Options as the General Entrepreneur winner of the 2015 Ignite competition. Both companies have taken the top prize of $25,000 each. Inventing Future Technology Inc. (“IFTech”) co-founded by son and father duo Brodie Stanfield and Michael Stanfield are innovators in wearable technology, leading the next generation of immersive gaming. Their first product is ARAIG (As Real As It Gets), a high-tech, multi-sensory gaming suit. The ARAIG gaming suit provides a new unique immersive experience through multi-sensory feedback. Whether it is for gaming, training, virtual reality, augmented awareness or another market entirely, ARAIG can deliver the most cutting edge technology to its users. Sound Options, founded by Dr. Michael Chrostowski, designs accessible and affordable treatments for chronic ringing in the ears known as tinnitus. The company works with hearing clinics to provide patients with a software-generated customized sound therapy embedded in music. Using current knowledge of the brain changes that trigger tinnitus, the treatments are tailored to each individual using cutting-edge software that takes into account a person’s tinnitus and hearing loss. Along with the $25,000 prize, these two companies will be given free office space in Spark Centre’s head office The Loft, located in Oshawa, and will also join Spark Centre’s Thrive Accelerator Program which offers significant advisory and business support services to achieve a faster market entry. “I am continuously impressed with the amount of entrepreneurial talent in Durham Region. The level of competition this year was at its highest and I congratulate all 72 companies who participated throughout the process,” said Dennis Croft,...
Ignite Student Entrepreneur Winner And Final Five

Ignite Student Entrepreneur Winner And Final Five

Spark Innovation Centre is very pleased to announce the Student Entrepreneur winner as well as the Final Five Finalists, after an incredible evening at the Ignite Central Pitch Competition. The Top 25 competitors gave their best three minute pitch in front of the Ignite Power Panel. The Student Entrepreneur winner was chosen and awarded $5,000! After much deliberation, the panel also chose the Final Five (two Young Entrepreneur Finalists and three General Entrepreneur Finalists) to move onto the Boardroom Competition on November 17th and continue their quest for $25,000. Spark Centre would like to congratulate the winner and finalists! Student Entrepreneur Winner – Durham Electro Optics Young Entrepreneur Finalists – Ball In The 6 – IFTech General Entrepreneur Finalists – BackFlip – IntriEnergy – Sound Options For tickets to the Boardroom Competition on November 17th, please CLICK...