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Innovation Cluster Seeks New CEO as Michael Skinner and John Gillis Prepare for Departure

The Board of Directors is accepting online applications until Friday, November 18th.   November 8, 2022 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“Innovation Cluster” or the “Organization”) has publicly announced that they are seeking a new Chief Executive Officer. The current CEO Michael Skinner and President John Gillis have resigned and […]

November 8th, 2022

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Applications Now Open for Pitch IT! Student Entrepreneurial Competition

Trent and Fleming students will compete for the title of ‘Best Pitch’ and a $2,000 prize   October 6, 2022 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“Innovation Cluster”) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Pitch IT! student entrepreneurial competition that will take place on November 9th.  […]

October 6th, 2022

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Fleming College Student Troy Blackwell is the Winner of the 2022 Pitch It Entrepreneurial Competition and a $2,000 Prize!

Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“Innovation Cluster”) announces that Troy Blackwell, a Fleming College student in the Fish and Wildlife Program, was the champion of Friday’s 2022 Pitch It Entrepreneurial Competition. Hosted by the Innovation Cluster’s FastStart Program, this year’s Pitch It competition welcomed 7 student finalists from Fleming College and Trent University who […]

April 11th, 2022

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Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas Partners with Mitacs to Launch eAccelerate Program for Student and Postdoctoral Entrepreneurs

March 8, 2023 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“ICPK”) is excited to announce its partnership with Mitacs to launch the eAccelerate program for students and postdoctoral entrepreneurs at Trent University. This program is designed to fund students looking to further develop the research or technology at the core of their […]

March 8th, 2023

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Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas partners with Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB) to launch the LEAPZONE @KPRDSB Entrepreneurship Program for secondary students

March 1, 2023 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“ICPK”) has announced a new partnership with Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (“KPRDSB”) to foster entrepreneurial skills among students. The partnership has led to the creation of the LEAPZONE @KPRDSB Entrepreneurship Club as part of the KPR Pathways Initiative. The LEAPZONE […]

March 1st, 2023

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Launch Kawartha opens its doors to the new Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes and partners with the Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas to provide multiple streams of innovation and incubation programming for the region.

(Vince Killen, KLCFDC and Launch Kawartha Executive Director, provides opening remarks on Friday) February 14, 2023 – LINDSAY, ON – The Launch Kawartha Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, a hub of creativity and inspiration, was officially opened to the public on February 10th during a grand opening ceremony attended by many. The centre is designed and anchored […]

February 14th, 2023

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Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas Appoints Interim CEO

The Board has appointed current Chairperson Nicole Stephenson, J.D., LL.M., as interim CEO to provide seamless leadership continuity and operational management of the Organization. At the same time, the Board continues to conduct the CEO search. Stephenson’s appointment follows Michael Skinner and John Gillis’ decision to resign after many years of outstanding leadership and contribution […]

February 8th, 2023

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FriendlilySHOP.com launches an innovative e-commerce platform to shop local and support charities.

  FriendLilyShop is a new e-commerce platform that makes it easier for consumers to shop local and contribute to charities. FriendLilyShop founder and CEO, Jim Riches, has worked with numerous charities over his years of service, including The Kidney Foundation, and has first-hand experience of the amazing work charities do. He is passionate about helping […]

December 13th, 2022

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Nonprofitbidding.org Launches Innovative Online Auction Platform to Help Canadian Organizations Just In Time For The Holidays

Nonprofitbidding.org, an innovative online fundraising auction platform, has officially launched to support Canadian organizations in their fundraising efforts just in time for the holiday season. The Founder of Nonprofitbidding.org, Donna Enright, has worked for over 20 years in the nonprofit sector and has held both staff and board positions executing grant writing and large fundraising […]

November 24th, 2022

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