Vancouver – This just in from New Media BC – Fusion Forum organizers New Media BC are pleased to announce that with the support of the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and Bootup Entrepreneurial Society, all entrepreneurs can participate at the Fusion Forum for no additional cost above the regular attendee price of $100. All companies attending the Fusion Entrepreneur Boot Camp held on November 5 as well as the twenty selected to pitch to top tier investors during the Fusion Venture Forum on November 12, will pay this same affordable rate as conference attendees.
“Our community has a history of producing some of the most notable digital media companies in the world,” says Maura Rodgers, Executive Director of Bootup Entrepreneurial Society. “We challenge our best entrepreneurs to step forward and show the international investors what our community is made of.”
The package includes full access to the event, including networking lunch and reception. Presenting companies will also have free access to “Entrepreneur Bootcamp” training sessions, presentation coaching, and a chance to pitch at the Forum on November 12th and potentially have one-on-one meetings with visiting investors from Silicon Valley.
“New Media BC is thrilled to have the support of NRC-IRAP and Bootup Entrepreneurial Society to provide such great value to BC and Canadian entrepreneurs.” said Rochelle Grayson, Interim President at New Media BC. “We have lined up first-class investors and industry experts, and we are looking forward to showcasing the best digital media talent and opportunities BC and Canada has to offer.”
The deadline for registrations has been extended to Friday, October 30th to allow entrepreneurs to take advantage of this special rate. Reimbursements will be made for companies who have already signed up at the full rate.
New Media BC also announced that Fusion’s “Best in Show” judges will be Tom Duterme, Corporate Development Manager at Google Inc., Saeed Amidi, CEO/President and Founder of Plug and Play Tech Center and Steve Hnatiuk, Founder and Partner at Yaletown Venture Partners. The “Best in Show” presenter will receive paid airfare to San Francisco and three month placement at the prestigious Plug and Play Tech Centre accelerator in Sunnyvale, California.
Studio staff at Rockstar Vancouver will be taking part in the local Movember movement, as Rockstar Games is proud to be a major sponsor of Movember, the annual month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer. Grow a rugged moustache and send us a photo by the end of November for a chance to be immortalized as a character in Rockstar’s next epic – Red Dead Redemption (in development at Rockstar San Diego).
Historically men have been very poor at looking after their health, especially when compared with the efforts of women. Men still access health services less frequently and when they do visit the doctor, they typically present late, thereby denying themselves the chance of early detection and treatment of common diseases.
Movember aims to change the face of men’s health and alter this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on the very serious issue of men’s health. For the entire month of November, men are encouraged to dedicate themselves to the lost art of moustache cultivation and elicit support from friends and family in the form of sponsorship and donations. Your transformation shows your support for the cause and gets people talking about the real issue of men’s health.
So this year Rockstar Games is sponsoring Movember with staff from Rockstar offices worldwide taking part. If you sign up for the Rockstar Games Movember newsletter, you and your moustache will have the opportunity to have a cameo as a character in Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar’s latest open world blockbuster, coming out in 2010.
Join Rockstar Games in supporting Movember, and get the opportunity to be in one of the biggest videogames of 2010. Grow some handlebars for charity. Sculpt the full Fu Manchu for prostate cancer. There’s never been a better reason.
On the night of November 9, 2009, scores of Canadian gaming enthusiasts awaiting the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be the first to obtain a copy at Future Shop stores hosting “Midnight Madness” openings across the country. Launch events in party-like atmospheres are being held at stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Maritimes, to launch the game touted to be the year’s best. Future Shop stores in Quebec and Sudbury, Ontario will open November 10 at 8:00 a.m. local time.
Playstation is teaming with Future Shop to host launch parties in Toronto (Yonge-Dundas store), Vancouver (Robson store) and Calgary (Deerfoot Meadows) where fans will be entertained in a party-like atmosphere before the sale of the game at midnight. Additional street team activities will occur in the Ottawa and Winnipeg locations.
When: Monday, November 9, 2009, 9:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. (Stores will be open from midnight to 1:00 a.m.)
Where: Vancouver: 798 Granville St. (at Robson)
Toronto: 10 Dundas St. (at Yonge)
Calgary: 33 Heritage Meadows Way SE (at 11th St SE, Deerfoot Meadows)