News & Updates

November 19, 2018

Spark Angels Awarded the Business Excellence Award 2018 for the Not-For-Profit/Charity Category

The Spark Angel Network is excited to announce that we were Awarded the Business Excellence Award [BEA] 2018 for the Not-For-Profit/Charity Category!


November 7, 2018

On November 7th, we along side Lakeridge Health hosted the first ever AccessIO event!

The concept behind the event was connections that will drive business forward, with the hopes of opening the door for new partnership opportunities and innovation initiatives.


July 4, 2018

Spark Angel Network Was Ranked First Overall in Young Groups by Number of Investments

The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) has just recently released their annual report for 2017, and the Spark Angel Network is pleased to announce we are ranked first overall in Canada, in Young Groups by Number of Investments [compared to being ranked third in 2016]! The Spark Angels invested in 21 deals in 2017, totaling over $1.2 million.


March 6, 2018

Grants for Non-Profit Organizations-Google Ad Grants

We are happy to announce that we are receiving Ad Grants from Google for Google AdWords. This means we will be granted up to $10,000 USD per month towards Google Ad Words!


March 13, 2018

New Angel Investee Program Available

RBC and NACO are excited to launch the Angel Investee Program, a business banking package that features access to credit, access to professional advice and services, and access to RBC advisors.


March 6, 2018

Spark Angels Appoints Rob Edmonds As General Manager

As an organization, we have grown in both scope and size over the last 5 years and are now in a position to be able to bring on a full-time General Manager, to continue our efforts in playing a constructive role in the transitioning of our local economy from ‘metal-bashing to knowledge-based’.


August 23, 2016

Tips for Startups – Understanding the Stages of Equity Financing

In the earliest stages of a new venture, founders will often seek to bootstrap (i.e., self-finance) operations in order to build value through their own sweat equity.


Spark has brought together an elite group of experienced business people from all areas of business with the skills and the inclination to support a place for innovation and ideas.

Robert Killin
CEO, SmartDesk

A colleague invited me to a meeting and then I attended a couple of more meetings to get an idea of how the meetings ran and what the organization was all about. It peeked my interest and I liked the fact that there was this forum that was willing to help out new and up and coming entrepreneurs from both a financial and an experience aspect.

Clyde Catton
Tax Partner, BDO Canada

Spark Angels uniquely provides companies across the Durham Region with private equity funding or mentoring, to help scale their business. Executive Director, Malcolm MacTaggart, has a special vision ‘to change Durham’s economy from metal bashing to knowledge-based’. The Spark Angel Network is doing a great job at helping to create jobs in the Durham Region, and building Durham’s economy.

MP Mark Holland
City of Ajax

The Spark Angel network gives students the opportunity to experience first-hand the world of Angel Investing. Executive Director, Malcolm MacTaggart is passionate about giving students in the Durham Region the opportunity to gain workplace-based learning, which we value here at Trent University Durham GTA.

Hailey Wright
Manager, Community Relations and Articulation, Trent University Durham GTA

We found the entire process professional, well-organized and efficient and we received not only investment, but valuable business advice from our Angel.

Raymond Luk
Founder and CEO of Inc.

The Spark Angels group has made a difference in our community in many ways. They have brought together a local like-minded business people who care about the community, business, and the growth of the economy. This has, in turn, created friendships. And opportunities for fellow entrepreneurs.

Stephen Barry
Fairall Properties Ltd.

Our Strategic Partners

News & Updates

Spark Angel Network Was Ranked First Overall in Young Groups by Number of Investments Grants for Non-Profit Organizations-Google Ad Grants New Angel Investee Program Available