DC student team wins $1,000 prize through Summer Accelerator Program

Robert Biggar, a graduate of Durham College’s (DC) Advertising and Marketing Communications program, and his brother William have won a $1,000 cash prize for achieving the top score in DC’s Summer Accelerator program. They received the good news at the Innovation Celebration event, held on Thursday, August 13, hosted by Spark Centre and community partners, 360 Incentives and SAP Canada.

The Biggars business venture is Ideal Compass, a company created to help travel agents increase their efficiency and improve the quality of their offerings for their clients. By attending sessions and achieving specific goals over the course of the 15-week Summer Accelerator program, they earned points, which, when cumulatively tallied earned them the cash prize.

“I’m really happy my brother and I were able to set the goal of developing a viable business and then went on to achieve that,” said William Biggar. “The Summer Accelerator program truly helped us make Ideal Compass a reality; the sessions taught by business advisors, practice pitches and skill development all played a key role in our success. We’ve made some amazing connections over the course of the program and look forward to seeing what the future holds.”