News & Updates

Spark Angels and Lakeridge Health host the first ever AccessIO event!

Nov 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. With companies pitching their businesses, guests were also able to explore Lakeridge’s LHEARN centre and interact with the simulation laboratories. We wanted to say thank you to all the businesses that pitched;


Acorn Biolabs

BrainFX Inc.

CoHealth (Formerly DashMD)

Diamond Therapeutics

Health Expresso

Hypercare Inc.

IRegained Inc .

Lab Improvements

An addition, thank you to our event sponsors;


Marion Surgical Inc .


Micromensio Inc.

Nanology Labs Inc.



Vnonus LTD.


Angel Investors Ontario (AIO)

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

Spark Centre

City of Oshawa

Durham Region Economic Development.

StartUP Durham Region


Town Brewery




The event was a huge success for being the first year running, it was overall an excellent evening with great pitches, food and company! We hope to see all attendees again next year!

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

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