TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Acme Works, one of Toronto's leading coworking spaces, has partnered with Ignite Capital to provide the winning recipients of the $140,000 fund for start-ups with a one year home for their businesses. Access to capital is critical for early stage start-ups however, participating in a vibrant, supportive community provides the type of intangible assistance that can make the difference between success and failure. Acme Works will provide desks, shared tables, infrastructure, and resources for the winning recipients, but equally importantly membership in an ideal hub of social and professional interaction. "Running an early stage start-up can be exhausting and frustrating at times" says Christine Andrews, Founder of Acme Works. "It's helpful to be surrounded by people with a similar focus and experience whether you are celebrating success, recalibrating a business model, or sharing a beer at the end of a tough week." "We are excited to partner with Acme Works," said Pat McNamara, CEO of APEX Public Relations, the Founder of Ignite Capital. "Both organizations have a focus and passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed, so bringing Acme Works on board as a sponsor will be a huge asset to our winners." Ignite Capital was founded in 2013 by Pat McNamara, owner of APEX Public Relations. As a non-profit organization, Ignite Capital helps aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs with limited access to traditional financing the opportunity to compete for start-up capital in order to launch or grow their business.