Media Release - Town Welcomes SPARK Lincoln

For Immediate Release

Town of Lincoln welcomes new innovation hub SPARK Lincoln

Lincoln, ON – (April 23, 2018) – The ignition of innovation was in the air today as SPARK Lincoln officially opened its doors in Beamsville today. With over 1,000 square feet, the hub will serve as a digital innovation space for Lincoln’s residents and businesses, operating as a co-working space and business incubator for young entrepreneurs, developers, creative professionals, and startup companies.

SPARK Lincoln’s focus aligns with the Town of Lincoln’s economic development plan in three ways; youth retention and attraction, SMART city and agritech areas. Residents and businesses will have the opportunity to use this space and leverage expertise for entrepreneurship.

Hubs aren’t just about the physical space, it’s also the system they create, fostering the collection of people and partnerships that drive business development and community revitalization. The hub will build expertise, facilitate interaction, link diverse knowledge and sectors together, and push the application of digital research to commercialization. With Lincoln’s focus on developing partnerships that promote economic activity, SPARK Lincoln is a welcome addition to our community.

Services such as private and collaborative meeting spaces, equipment, event-space, free wifi and more are available. SPARK Lincoln will also offer entrepreneurial coaching and support and educational workshops, focusing in the areas of entrepreneurship and coding.

For more information about SPARK Lincoln visit their website.

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“Hubs are an important asset to a community’s innovation spirit and growth,” stated Mayor Sandra Easton. “Partnerships such as these foster a climate for private and public ventures that are a necessity for sustaining community prosperity.”

“The Town is thrilled to be part of this new enterprise and looks forward to the opportunities that are ahead,” stated CAO Michael Kirkopoulos. “Not only will the community reap the benefits, but so will our organization by leveraging new and innovative ways to address Lincoln-specific issues.”

image of ribbon cutting at SPARK Lincoln

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Contact:

Carrie Beatty, Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the CAO
Town of Lincoln
Cell: 905-401-5707
Office: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
cbeatty@lincoln.ca



 

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