34 entrepreneurs turned up for Ignite’s fifth cohort, looking for help launching new businesses or building existing ones. Ignite kicked off a two-day boot camp last week, the start of its annual five-month business accelerator programme. Participants will learn business strategy and mindset and network with other business owners. Applications were actually down, slightly this year, possibly because of pandemic concerns. The programme usually comes out to be about 75 per cent female, but a few more men applied for the latest cohort. The Ignite programme is sponsored so there is no fee to participate or apply. People must apply for the programme, but the announcement is usually around June or July 5, when it will be accepting applications again, usually around July or . . .