Description: The Spark Centreâs first cohort in the Youth Accelerator Program came to a close with their Finale Pitch Presentations this past August 11. The finale featured 11 post-secondary student companies giving a 3 minute investment pitch on the businesses they had been building over the summer. The program which is done in partnership with Durham Collegeâs Summer Accelerator and UOITâs Brilliant Summer Incubator saw 20 student companies spend four months receiving hands on advisory services, free office space at The Loft and seed financing from both the college and university. Of the 20 companies, 11 qualified for the Finale Pitch Presentation. The overall finale winner was Henlen Watches, who were selected by a panel of judges as the $2,500 Youth Accelerator Program Winner. This program was a fantastic opportunity for some of Durhamâs student entrepreneurs - helping them to come together and build their businesses while giving them practical exposure to entrepreneurship as a career path. A Fall Youth Accelerator Program in also planned.
Start Time: August 11th, 2015 at 12:00am End Time: August 11th, 2015 at 7:00pm Location: Oshawa Public Library: McLaughlin Branch Address: 65 Bagot Street