Durham Region

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Durham Region is located on the eastern edge of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is one of the fastest-growing regions in North America; a strong sign of its competitive business costs and outstanding quality of life. With eight municipalities ranging from large urban centres to small towns, hamlets, and villages, Durham, offers a rare, sought-after mix of cosmopolitan and rural living, access to ample green space, three lakes (Ontario, Scugog and Simcoe) and extensive urban amenities.

A highly skilled workforce, superior post-secondary Institutions, premium quality of living, affordable urban and rural real estate including available employment lands, Durham Region is a superior location for investment, relocation or expansion.

Durham Region recognizes the importance of having a thriving innovation sector and as a result, Durham is a large and significant supporter and funder of Spark Centre - Durham and Northumberland's Regional Innovation Centre.

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Past Events

Startup Grind with Asif R. Khan, Founder of GroundLevel Insights

Startup Grind In Conversation With The Inspirational Anthony Lue

Startup Grind with Eva Lau, Founding Partner of Two Small Fish Ventures

Startup Grind with Mike Wessinger Founder & CEO of PointClickCare

Startup Grind with Erin Bury Co-Founder and CEO of Willful

Virtual Fireside Chat with Raji Kaira, Co-Founder and CEO of PeopleTail

Startup Grind with Julie Angus- CEO and Co-Founder of Open Ocean Robotics

Virtual Fireside Chat with Swift Medical

Virtual Fireside Chat with Kerri-Lynn McAllister, founder of Pawzy (Presented by AWS)

2020: Forward Focus

Fireside Chat with WELL Health Technologies (TSX.V: WELL)

GrowthX : Silicon Valley’s answer to commercializing innovation

Fireside Chat with Wondermakr

Startup Grind Durham: Welcomes Spencer Turbitt

Startup Grind Durham: Welcomes Lindsey Goodchild of Nudge Rewards!

Startup Grind: Durham welcomes Carl Rodrigues of SOTI

Startup Grind: Durham welcomes serial entrepreneur Alex Brown of The Beard Club!

Startup Grind: Durham welcomes Cole Jones of Local Line!

Simon Foster of Chatter Research!


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    Sherry Colbourne

    Spark Centre

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    Chantal Queen

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    Kristina Svana

    Spark Centre

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