14th November 2013

DigiBC Holiday Party Tickets Now Available

DigiBCJoin DigiBC and BC’s Digital Media & Wireless industry for a festive evening of networking, food, drinks & entertainment. This year’s event brings you an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest (with a great prize!), HootSuite office tours, live music from Champagne Republic, a digital photo booth and the ever popular oxygen bar. This year’s party will be hosted by HootSuite in their fancy new digs on East 8th in Vancouver. Early bird ticket prices are in effect until November 20th, so get your tickets now. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Announcing The Alan Sawyer Memorial Graduate Award

Alan Sawyer Memorial Graduate AwardOn June 8, 2013, the Canadian media industry lost a champion, a creator and a good friend. Alan Sawyer was a policy wonk who had an extraordinary grasp of the interconnected worlds of technology and creativity. During a varied career that embraced many platforms, he helped many of us in the Canadian media environment make sense of the changing landscape. You are invited to help celebrate the launch of the Alan Sawyer Memorial Award at the Brazen Head Irish Pub in Toronto on the evening of December 5th – swap a story, share a drink and see how you can help honour Alan’s memory by supporting the future of the work he was so passionate about. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Startup Canada Launches New Task Force

startup canadaStartup Canada has provided a voice for entrepreneurs from coast-to-coast since May 2012, and today, that voice is strengthened with the launch of the Startup Canada Task Force. Startup Canada is a national, entrepreneur-led and volunteer-run organization working to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity by promoting a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. Its newest initiative, the Startup Canada Task Force, brings together key organizations in the national entrepreneurship ecosystem to increase the number of startups in Canada and accelerate their growth. It will do this by streamlining support for entrepreneurs through collaborative public education and government relations efforts. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2013

Vancouver Israeli Tech Club To Hold Debut Meetup Event

Vancouver Israeli Tech Club Meetup GroupFounded by Yaron Bazaz, Eran Elizur and Ronen Tanne, the Vancouver Israeli Tech Club is set to hold its inaugural Meetup event on December 3rd at the SFU Segal Building in Vancouver. This event is sponsored by the Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University, which opened a Vancouver office earlier this year. The group will meet to showcase new tech ventures, discuss and help local Israeli-led start-ups.  Founders of several ventures will demo their products, answer questions and ask for assistance in recruiting, professional services, investments and public exposure.  Casual networking will take place before and after the demos. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th November 2013

Upcoming Mentorship Events Across Canada Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

startup canadaIn celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 18-24, 2013) Startup Canada and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) are challenging startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country to sign up for events in their community in support of the 2013 Canadian Mentorship Challenge.  This year there are events ranging from peer mentoring and networking breakfasts, to Twitter Chats and video workshops. Whether you’re looking to gather advice, share ideas, learn new things or get inspired, there is something for everyone. Attend a mentorship event in your community such as those listed below, as a mentee or a mentor . Read the rest of this entry »

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7th November 2013

Branded Entertainment Means New Opportunities For Content Creators In Canada

CMPABranded Entertainment is a lucrative $44 billion a year industry south of the border. But a new study released yesterday by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) at the Merging Media conference suggests that the production landscape is also ripe north of the border for Canadian content creators to forge greater collaborations and take better advantage of evolving financing models. “Branded Entertainment: A New Production Financing Paradigm” is a three-part study prepared by Duopoly’s Catherine Tait that explores the current trends in this arena and provides an introduction to the terminology and practices of the industry today. It is sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th November 2013

TechNOW Pilot With Host CATA CEO John Reid

CATAThe Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) continues to grow its interactive On Air Broadcasting capability from Google Hangouts with the addition of the new TechNOW show, a five minute live broadcast of what’s happening within CATA’s innovation and entrepreneurship umbrella. TechNOW will be delivered on line by CATA CEO & Host, John Reid, live every Tuesday at 11 am EST. John will give you a brief summary of technology headlines, including guest interviews with executives who have insights to share on topics affecting enterprise growth. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th November 2013

CanWIT BC November Breakfast Club

CanWIT BC ChapterJoin the CanWIT BC chapter for the November Breakfast Club on November 27th as they host Brenda Lautsch, who will lead a discussion based on her book, CEO Of Me: Creating A Life That Works In A Flexible Job Age. Brenda’s aim is to help individuals understand how to manage work-life challenges and flexibility. This session will include both an overview of her publication, an interactive discussion and exercises. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th October 2013

The Entertainment Software Association of Canada Is Looking For A VP – Policy Candidate

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada is looking for a Vice-President, Policy candidate who could become an expert on video game law and policy within Canada. Reporting to the President & CEO and working within an effective and dynamic team based in Toronto, the Vice-President, Policy will represent the Canadian video game industry through monitoring, analyzing and influencing issues and legislation affecting the industry in Canada and internationally. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th October 2013

CWC Is Looking for Women Innovators to Profile on Television

cwcCanadian Women In Communications (CWC) has been offered a wonderful opportunity to have one of its members interviewed on Bob Scully’s The World Show. Lynda Partner, CWC Board Member and Eric Melka, the CEO of Redline Communications, a top 10 Canadian wireless company have made this offer available to showcase an amazing women innovator in communications and technology in Canada. We all know that women do things differently, so CWC is looking for women in business who have innovated and succeeded. They can be entrepreneurs who run their own businesses, or intrapreneurs who have created change and positive business results within large companies. Read the rest of this entry »

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