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.

Upcoming events

Jun 14, 2023

Virtual Conference

Product & AI Summit

Join us at Product + AI Summit on June 14th, 2023 to explore the ever-changing, uberly-important role of AI in product development and what it means for startups.

Past events

Virtual Event (Free)

Startup Grind: Isaac Wanzama, Founder of geekspeak Commerce

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2023

Virtual Event (Free)

Startup Grind: Rohit Shanker, CEO of Naryant

Virtual Event (Free)

Startup Grind: Dan Desjardins, CEO of Distributive

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Kristina Svana

Chapter Director
Spark Centre

Kailee Somers

Spark Centre

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