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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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24th October 2013

Digital Adoption Campaign For Canada Now Launched

A new Digital Adoption Campaign led by CATAAlliance, Canada’s largest high tech association, and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), a leading centre of expertise in digital economy research, labour market intelligence and policy development, will help create jobs, increase efficiency, reduce costs, generate revenue and lead to faster innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2013

CWC Presents Digital Story Telling With Video Featuring Gloo Studios

cwcStory-telling is an ancient art form. Great story-tellers have the ability to connect us to real experiences and have a profound effect on our hearts and minds.  This is especially important in today’s busy world, where consumers connect to stories, not product information. Join Canadian Women In Communication on Tuesday, November 19th for an engaging presentation from the masters of digital story telling featuring Gloo StudiosCecilia Lu, VP Business Development.  Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd October 2013

ESAC Releases New Canadian Video Game Industry Facts And Research

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) has just launched its 2013 Essential Facts Booklet (PDF), which contains 19 pages of research points and information about the Canadian video game industry. Also released today is an in-depth report (PDF) from Nordicity, with 60 pages of industry research of import to the Canadian creative industries sector. In these reports you’ll see that Canada’s video game industry continues to be at the vanguard of Canada’s digital economy, employing 16,500 men and women in 329 creative and innovative companies that collectively contribute $2.3 billion to Canada’s economy. Watch the video shown below for a quick view of some of the facts contained in this year’s report. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2013

Deconstructing Elysium: Image Engine Takes Visual Effects Into The Future

spark cgJoin the Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH chapter as Spark CG proudly presents an evening session on “Elysium” by the Image Engine team. The presentation, which takes place on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Vancouver International Film Centre, will be followed by a technical preview by Side Effects Software. Beginning at 7:00pm, the presentation will focus on a key droid sequence and highlight how multiple departments came together to create one of the film’s most dynamic scenes. Read the rest of this entry »

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