With an all-star cast of local, national and international celebrities and personalities on hand, the Spark Centre literally rocked downtown Oshawa on June 25th with the Ignite Finale 2013.

Tim Ferriss at the Spark Centre's Ignite Finale 2013... with yours truly.

Tim Ferriss at the Spark Centre’s Ignite Finale 2013… with yours truly.

This gala evening was organized to celebrate homegrown entrepreneurship and success. With the help of Timothy Ferriss, author of the famed The 4-Hour Work Week and his new book The 4-Hour Chef, we partied into the night all in honour of the amazing pool of entrepreneurial talent that lives, and thrives, in the Durham Region.

Over 500 people registered for the event, and over 400 people showed up to mix and to mingle, but most of all to support and celebrate 2013 winners of Ignite – Squabble Studios and Mobile-X Co. Attendees had an opportunity to learn from the winning businesses how the Ignite program has helped to shape their businesses, and, most importantly, how the support of organizations like Spark, and sponsors like OPG, 360 Incentives, and the BACD , are contributing to success at a grassroots level.

If the Durham Region is where you call home, be sure to keep an eye out for the Spark Centre and its programs and services. There are opportunities year-round to support and sign-up, and to get in on the next party on the ground floor…