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Industry Highlights

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With one of Canada’s only institutions, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), combines a business school with an information technology school, Durham Region has evolved to being an information technology hotbed. UOIT offers an in depth curriculum in IT, including gaming and software engineering, and Durham College has one of the leading Digital Media schools in Canada with over 1800 digital media students. This is also a unique partnership as both UOIT and Durham College share an integrated campus environment.
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Durham Region boasts an accelerating information technology cluster and includes many of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies. In fact, 360 Incentives and Search Engine People are recognized nationally and internationally through awards such as Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Samasource Impact Award and Peter Perry Business Achievement Award. These companies are also recognized by OMERS Venture Capital Fund, Profit Magazine and the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX).

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360 INCENTIVES

One of Canada’s fastest growing software technologies, 360 Incentives is focused on bringing a better approach to the world of incentives and rebates by offering industry-leading technology and uncompromising, personalized customer service. 360 partners with companies that want to offer incentive and rebate programs that engage and motivate their channels and build customer loyalty by offering an efficient way to redeem their claims. Visit Website
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SEARCH ENGINE PEOPLE

Recognized as one of the 100 fastest-growing companies, Search Engine People is Canada’s most experienced and most trusted search engine optimization, pay per click and inbound marketing company. Founded in 2001 as an SEO company, SEP has rapidly evolved into a highly-respected, full-service digital marketing agency providing online marketing services to small, mid-size, and enterprise businesses. Visit Website
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RBRO SOLUTIONS

WorkSite software integration tools and offers best-in-class technology products. The company delivers a full range of content management solutions, including in-house developed iManage WorkSite integration tools, consulting, training and support services, as well as additional products from key technology partners. Visit Website
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SCARSIN I2E

Scarsin created a unique platform which helps Business Intelligence (BI) teams achieve a much higher level of efficiency, alignment and focus. Integrated Insight Environment (i2e) by Scarsin is an enterprise platform designed to integrate all critical BI processes. i2e unifies collaborative forecasting, data management, web and mobile scorecards and more. Visit Website

Information Tech News

Ignite – Boardroom Competition

The final step in the Ignite process – the 4 Ignite finalists will each deliver a 20 minute investment presentation to the Ignite Power Panel. The presentation will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A session, where team will face real scrutiny from entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders who have been there and done that. Following the Boardroom Presentations, our Ignite Power Panel will select the two Ignite winners! Registration opens at 5:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Meet the Ignite Final Four! Young Entrepreneur Finalists Dash MD: Providing patients with the tools and resources they need to successfully traverse their road to recovery after a visit to the hospital. MIR: Creators of a drone that can carry multiple or large packages, expanding the capabilities of current delivery drones. General Entrepreneur Finalists Cliply Corp: Leveraging computer vision technologies and the latest advances in machine learning to automatically create “video-stories” from raw video footage. Hexyoo: Creators of a proprietary gel based pressure ulcer pad with embedded sensors for the treatment and prevention of pressure...

Meet The Ignite Final 4 And Student Winner!

Spark Centre is very pleased to announce the Student Entrepreneur winner and the Final Four Finalists after an incredible evening at Ignite’s Round 2: 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 4 to move on to the Boardroom Competition on November 15th and continue their quest for $25,000. Spark Centre would like to congratulate the winner and finalists!   Student Entrepreneur Winner Ultima Apparel: Creators of compression athletic wear with embedded wearable technology. Young Entrepreneur Finalists Dash MD: Providing patients with the tools and resources they need to successfully traverse their road to recovery after a visit to the hospital. MIR: Creators of a drone that can carry multiple or large packages, expanding the capabilities of current delivery drones. General Entrepreneur Finalists Cliply Corp: Leveraging computer vision technologies and the latest advances in machine learning to automatically create “video-stories” from raw video footage. Hexyoo: Creators of a proprietary gel based pressure ulcer pad with embedded sensors for the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers. Come cheer on the Final 4 at the Boardroom Competition!  Tuesday, November 15th 5:00pm – 8:00pm Whitby Council Chambers – 575 Rossland Road E REGISTER...

Spark Centre Opens Applications for the 2016 Ignite Start-up Competition

Spark Innovation Centre pleased to announce that applications are now open for its fourth annual Ignite Competition. Two start-up companies will be awarded $25,000 to use towards their business. Along with the monetary prize, the two winners will be given free office space in The Loft and will also join Spark Centre’s Thrive Accelerator Program which offers significant advisory and business support services to achieve a faster market entry. Spark Centre continues its strategic focus on youth entrepreneurship and accordingly, Ignite will once again include the Student Entrepreneur category for a second year, giving away $5,000 to a post-secondary entrepreneur. The 2015 Ignite winners, IFTech and Sound Options Tinnitus Treatments have gone on to do extraordinary things with the help that they received after winning Ignite. “Ignite was a great experience for us throughout the competition. Not only did we develop great contacts and start mentoring relationships that have helped drive our sales,” says Michael Chrostowski, PhD, President and CEO of Sound Options Tinnitus Treatments. “Winning Ignite also allowed us to create the momentum towards our entry into the US market.” “Ignite is more than just winning a contest, it gets companies ready to meet the demands of financing. All companies need money to run and Ignite helps with that,” says IFTech Co-Founder Micheal Stanfield. “Working with Spark Centre throughout the competition helped us with our confidence and they continue to help us handle the constant ups and downs of business.” Applications for the Young and General Entrepreneur categories must be received by 5:00pm on September 9th. Student Entrepreneur applications will be extended until 5:00pm on September 16th. Please...