Eastern Ontario



Eastern Ontario is one of the fastest-growing regions in North America, fully loaded with a highly-skilled workforce, superior post-secondary Institutions, a thriving technology and innovation sector and premium quality of living with affordable urban and rural real estate .

From the highly sought-after mix of cosmopolitan and rural living in Durham Region to the quaint towns and villages of the Quebec border, Eastern Ontario’s access to ample green space, extensive urban amenities and wide range of support for entrepreneurs and businesses makes it a superior location for investment, relocation or expansion.

The Startup Grind Eastern Ontario Chapter is headquartered in Durham Region and led by Spark Centre, a Regional Innovation Centre that serves technology and innovation entrepreneurs across Durham Region and Northumberland County with the knowledge and support to launch, develop and grow.

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Kristina Svana

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Spark Centre

Kailee Somers

Spark Centre

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Past events

In-Person Event (Free)

Revolutionizing Sustainable Energy with Brendan MacDonald

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2024

In-Person Event (Free)

The Power of Authenticity - Growing Your Business Your Way

Virtual Event (Free)

Startup Grind: Robert Onley, Founder & CEO of NotaryPro

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