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25th June 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Not Impossible Labs Co-Founder Elliot Kotek As Keynote Speaker

siggraph 2014ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The current content chief and co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, and editor-in-chief of Not Impossible Now, Kotek is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema and the former editor-in-chief of both Moving Pictures and Celebs.com. Not Impossible Labs is comprised of thinkers and doers with a mission to transform ideas that once seemed impossible to possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

NextBC 2014 Top 25 Revealed

nextbcOn May 15th, BC’s tech community will gather to celebrate BC Technology innovation. The 25 companies listed below will showcase at NextBC, with a chance to be chosen as a Top 5 finalist. These 5 companies will be interviewed live by Paul Kedrosky of Bloomberg West. NextBC: The Showcase for Technology Innovation in BC that will Shape our Future, presented by DigiBC, will be held at Telus World of Science on Thursday May 15th from 6:00pm – 9:30pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

Final CMPA White Paper For Branded Entertainment Study Series Now Available

CMPAThe ship is slowly starting to turn in the global branded entertainment marketplace as content is better integrated into entertainment platforms that consumers want to watch. And, according to The Future of Branded Entertainment, released today by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), this shift is driven by recurring themes of convergence, the blurring of the lines between brand marketing and storytelling, an increased use of video and an emphasis on experiential, authentic content. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2014

BDC And CYBF Announce 2014 BDC Mentorship Award Regional Finalists

Canadian Youth Business FoundationbdcThe Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) today announced the regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award. The annual award aims to raise awareness about the importance of mentorship and the role mentors play in the development of their mentees’ professional skills and abilities. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th March 2014

ESAC Releases Parental Control How-To Videos For Consoles And Mobile Devices

ESACThere’s an abundance of content available for video game consoles and mobile devices – parents can sometimes feel a little overwhelmed. Parental control features on consoles and devices can help parents limit age-inappropriate content for their kids and restrict unwanted in-app purchases.  The Entertainment Software Association of Canada has partnered with tech experts Marc Saltzman and Carl-Edwin Michel to produce a new series of informative videos that help parents manage video games and other content in the home. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2014

National Crowdfunding Association Applauds Regulators For Setting The Stage For Crowdfunding Success

NCFAOn March 20, 2014, a total of six provincial regulators announced two main proposals for new Crowdfunding prospectus exemptions that would allow early stage companies such as start-ups and SMEs to raise up to $1.5 million of capital online through the issuance of securities. This represents a significant leap forward and positive progress for Crowdfunding advocates such as the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada), who has been working diligently with key industry stakeholders, government, regulators, media, eco-system partners and academia, since launching in October 2012, to provide education, research and valuable input into the development of a viable ‘made in Canada’ framework.  Read the rest of this entry »

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14th March 2014

CanWIT BC Presents: The March Breakfast Club

CanWIT BC ChapterYou are invited to join the CanWIT BC Chapter for breakfast on March 19 as the group hosts Small Business Start Up: How A Business Plan Will Help You Launch – And Grow – Your Company. If you are aching to turn your great idea into a business – but you don’t know where to start – talk to Celeste Munger from Write Ahead Inc., a team of consultants, writers, and trainers who help entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses that support their lives and passions. Grab their free report, 5 Critical Steps for Taking Your Business from Idea to Open, and learn to build your business the “write” way. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th March 2014

ESAC Announces New Vice-President, Policy And Legal Affairs

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada has announced the appointment of Tanya Woods as its new Vice-President, Policy and Legal Affairs. Tanya joins ESAC from Bell Canada (BCE) where she acted as Legal Counsel on regulatory and copyright matters in Ottawa.  At Bell, Tanya’s primary role was to serve as BCE’s in-house copyright expert advising senior executives on a range of policy matters such as multi-platform licensing, anti-piracy, legislative reform, international trade agreements and corporate policy. Tanya has experience dealing with government and regulatory issues, having participated in a number of multi-sectoral coalitions and working groups and has appeared as a witness at parliamentary committees reviewing legislation such as copyright reform.  Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2014

Nominations Open For Startup Canada Awards

startup canadaStartup Canada will recognize the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship movement with a new awards program. The Startup Canada Awards will distinguish the individuals, communities, organizations and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, impact and outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th February 2014

WCT Annual Awards Recognize Excellence, Innovation And Willingness To Push Boundaries

Canadian Women in Communication and TechnologyWomen in Communications and Technology (WCT) today announced the names of 13 recipients of its prestigious Annual Awards, which recognize individual and corporate leadership in advancing women’s achievement in Canada’s rapidly growing digital economy. Formerly Canadian Women in Communications (CWC), the revamped and much expanded WCT organization now represents 2,500 women in professions and industries from traditional media and corporate communications to information management and technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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