SPARK & Venture Niagara sponsors Four Niagara Start-ups to attend Connect 2019


Spark Niagara and Venture Niagara have proudly sponsored four start-up companies in the Niagara Region to showcase their businesses at the largest North American educational technology conference – Connect 2019.

April, 30, 2019: Niagara Falls, ON – Spark Niagara and Venture Niagara have sponsored the top management teams of four Niagara-based start-up companies to attend the largest North American educational technology conference- Connect 2019 to be held from April 30 to May, 3, 2019 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON. The four companies include Zoom Ride Niagara, The Onside Media, Paradigm Ventures and Two Marshmallows. All four companies have been sponsored by Spark Niagara and Venture Niagara and will be attending the conference free of cost.

Speaking at the occasion Dave Robitaille, Co-Founder, Spark Niagara said, “There is a need for local entrepreneurs to network at world class conferences such as Connect 2019. We at Spark are always striving to create opportunities to help Niagara based start-ups reach the next level of businesses, however due to common financial restraints it is tough to reach to more audiences. This is where we at Spark Niagara and Venture Niagara stepped in to help them.”

Spark Niagara is a start-up business incubator located in Niagara Falls, Ontario whereas Venture Niagara is a Community Futures Development Corporation. These two companies recognized the efforts of Zoom Ride Niagara, The Onside Media, Paradigm Ventures and Two Marshmallows. These start-ups have been successful in generating large interest in the Niagara Region from people far and wide. They were chosen for Connect 2019 so as to provide them with an opportunity to grow across North America that will help them to network with over 2,000 conference attendees from over five countries. These emerging Niagara companies will make valuable connections at the Connect Conference that will help them grow. Find out more about Venture Niagara at and Spark Niagara at

About the  Four start ups: –

Zoom Ride Niagara( ZoomZoom Technologies Inc. has launched its transportation network company called ZOOM RIDE.  Zoom Technologies Inc. has been awarded the TNC license by Niagara Regional Police Service in March 2019.  Zoom plans to become one of the leading transportation network companies based out of the Niagara Region. Started in 2019 by Walid Al Hilaly, Zoom Ride gets you closer to your destination. ZOOM RIDE is available just a phone call away. Customers can request a taxi by calling +1 833 863 ZOOM. Once requested, a ZOOM taxi will be at your doorsteps within 10-15 minutes.  Customers will be able to download the app on their phones by May 2019 and request a cab from their devices.

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The Onside Media( The Onside Media is business news focused digital media house with a focus of covering SME in local and global arena. It offers diverse professional news stories from companies in domains such as automobiles, education, finance, lifestyle, media, real estate, tourism and technology. It covers content in the forms of interviews, authored based articles and even electronic stories. For more info kindly email:

Paradigm Ventures Niagara ( Paradigm Ventures Niagara, founded by Julio Batres-Gavidia & Kristen Nagel,  is a multi-disciplinary, innovative technology company with roots in the service, tourism, entertainment, medical and nonprofit industries to create immersive Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Volumetric Video, 360° video, & Holographic experiences. For more info kindly email:

Two Marshmallows ( Two Marshmallows, founded by Dan Boric, is a Peer to Peer learning app based out of Lincoln, Ontario. This service connects individuals around the world looking to learn a language with native speakers of that language, to enhance conversational practice of new languages.
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About Spark Niagara( Spark is a collaborative workplace community for today’s entrepreneurial, adaptable and creative workforce. Spark and satellite locations offer a space where both start-ups and established businesses can locate during both their critical developmental stages and growth phases. Spark provides a supportive, safe and secure collaborative environment for businesses in all stages of their entrepreneurial journey. Work with ease and flexibility as Spark provides various membership options and even day passes. On-site amenities include 24/7 access for monthly members, the fastest internet connection in the whole Niagara Region, unlimited coffee/tea for beverage driven innovation, access to two boardrooms, networking events to meet your future clients and a lot more! For More information about SPARK NIAGARA, kindly contact: Dave Angelo, Email: or Hope Tuff-Berg, Email: or call: 289-650-1770


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