Deputy Mayor Jeff Gilmer is Chair of the Economic Development Committee and sits on IDHEAHUB’s Board of Management, “The idea behind IDEAHUB is to bring startup businesses to the area with the necessary support to help them succeed. We have had a great response from companies of all kinds who are excited about locating their business in Port Hope. With more than 10 diverse companies already on board, there is great potential for growth into the community in the years to come.”
Five Archers, a software developer, specializes in developing video games for the Windows platform. With over 10 years’ experience in the IT field, Founder Quintin Preik specializes in 3D graphics and game design. Five Archers’ first title is in the final stages of development with plans to launch the game in 2013.
Priek’s plans for development and marketing will allow the company to reach a distinct market, “Five Archers was created to create high quality games for a market that is often underserved. Our product development is done in-house and because we will be using online marketing and distribution, we can focus on creating products that a larger game developer may not find cost-effective.”
Delice Foods is a company formed around the idea that the vibrant tastes of the super fruits and fruit-based compositions of Africa could be made more accessible to the North American market. The goal of Delice Foods is to create incredibly healthy, nutritious, delicious foods from Africa’s bounty that everyone can enjoy.
Founder Abu Maiyaki looks forward to introducing Northumberland County to Delice’s Bao smoothies as their first product, pairing the African Baobab Superfruit with exotic fruit purees and concentrates, “No preservatives, no dairy, no artificial colors or flavors… just the exotic, the different yet natural and nourishing! That’s what we share with you in each bottle of Bao, with a taste of Africa!”
OMPEX (Online Marketing Planning and Execution) will provide marketing management software to arts organizations across North America all from the Port Hope office. Users are guided through the entire process of promoting and selling an event with an interactive system that addresses all aspects of marketing and ticket sales. Even those with a limited knowledge of the marketing and production process can create, design, produce, and distribute all the marketing materials required to successfully promote and sell tickets for an arts event.
Owners Ken Morden and Jim Patterson both have marketing backgrounds and are excited about this new venture, “We have seen the need for this service in a number of not-for-profit, volunteer-run organizations and have found a way to bring it to them at a very reasonable cost”.
IDEAHUB, launched in 2010, is a business incubator offering flexible space to new business startups at a reduced rate along with a variety of services including business mentoring, marketing, legal, financial, and administrative support. Located at 260 Peter Street in a 22,000 sq. ft, privately owned facility, the centre enables new businesses to increase their chance of success by reducing the time and cost of establishing and growing a business.
For more information contact:
Director, Economic Development & Tourism
Municipality of Port Hope
Founder, Five Archers
905-885-0303 ext. 203
905-885-0303 ext. 107
905-885-0303 ext. 210