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23rd April 2013

MaRS Names Leading Innovation Expert As President And Chief Operating Officer

MaRSMaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Euan Robertson as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). The newly created role of President and COO comes at a key juncture in the evolution of MaRS. In the fall of 2013, MaRS will open its Phase 2 building, which will more than double the size of its current facilities to over 1.5 million square feet. In concert, MaRS will significantly strengthen its suite of programs to equip Canadians for the innovation economy, grow high-impact ventures, as well as scale and diffuse innovation, both in Canada and globally. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd April 2013

Connect Collaborate And Commercialize At CDMN Canada 3.0 Digital Media Conference

CDMNCDMN Canada 3.0 2013, Canada’s only national digital media conference focused on the commercialization of innovation, will feature world-class speakers, a wide-ranging program and showcase of Canadian entrepreneurship when it gets under way May 14 and 15, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference, organized by the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) and featuring emcee Amber Mac, is expected to draw more than 2,000 attendees from industry, government and academia to advance Canadian innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2013

Communitech HyperDrive Opens Cohort 3 Applications And Celebrates Acquisition Of Cohort 1 Startup

communitechCommunitech‘s HyperDrive startup incubator has opened applications for its third cohort amid news that Incentivibe, a first-cohort HyperDrive company, has been acquired by Rebellion Media of Waterloo. Since its creation a year ago, HyperDrive has admitted 18 companies to the first two cohorts of its $30-million-plus program based at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener. These companies have created more than 70 jobs, raised more than $2.5 million in investment and generated more than $500,000 in revenue. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th April 2013

Deadline For Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Nominations Extended

CanWITThe Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is presented to the woman who has shown the most outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership — leadership that has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada’s advanced technology industry. The purpose of the Award is to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and create positive role models for women in Canada’s technology sector. The Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is presented annually to the woman who has demonstrated consistent innovation and leadership skills, resulting in the creation and international acceptance of significant world-class products and/or services. The Call for Nominations for 2013 is now open until April 19th. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th April 2013

ITAC-CWC Speakers Series: Women In Corporate Leadership

mini-orbyThis is the third event in the ITACCWC Speakers Series: Women in Corporate Leadership and the first in Vancouver. On Wednesday May 22nd, Leyland Brown, Vice President, Enterprise Sales, HP Canada will share her insights and reflect on the experiences that have led her to a key place in HP Canada’s leadership team. She will also share her views on why conscious strategies to build strong corporate inclusion are good for business. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th April 2013

Spin Master And Canadian Youth Business Foundation Launch Third Annual Spin Master Innovation Fund

Canadian Youth Business FoundationFor the third consecutive year, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) and Canadian innovative children’s toy and entertainment company Spin Master Ltd. have teamed up to launch the Spin Master Innovation Fund (SMIF), with up to $50,000 in start-up financing, a hand-matched mentor from CYBF’s industry-leading mentoring program and a trip to the Spin Master offices in Toronto to attend a two-day Innovation Launch Pad Workshop, with exclusive access to senior Spin Master executives. Applications open today and will offer qualified 18-39 year olds the opportunity to kick-start their innovative start-up business and are invited to apply online before May 21, 2013.

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8th April 2013

Deadline Extended For Study Of The Canadian Video Game Industry

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) is working with Nordicity to carry out a study of the video game industry in Canada.  ESAC is calling on all Canadian video game studios to complete a survey that will help evaluate the size, composition and economic impact of this industry on the Canadian economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th April 2013

SOCAN Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Results

socanThe Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada has announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, showing that an upsurge in cable, concerts and international performance helped drive compensation to songwriters and music publishers. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2013

Visual Effects, Animation And Gaming Career Fair 2013

mini-orbyThe Visual Effects Society Vancouver Section along with the Vancouver Economic Commission and the HR Screen Council Board are pleased to announce the date for the 2nd Annual VES Vancouver Career Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building. The Career Fair doors will be open from 11:00am through 4:00pm on Saturday, April 20th, with students welcome to attend after 2:00pm. Last year the VES Vancouver Job Fair hosted 1200 attendees and 20 exhibitors. This year the space has been expanded to accommodate over 30 exhibitors. Attendance is free, pre-registration is suggested. Participants for this year’s Career Fair include: Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2013

Save BC Film Debuts PSA Videos

save bc filmSave BC Film has released the first of its PSA videos. These videos feature some of Vancouver’s finest talent, including Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1), Pascale Hutton (Arctic Air on CBC), Garry Chalk (Fringe), Alvin Sanders, Terence H. Winkless (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Tyler Labine (Reaper), Victoria Bidewell (Comforting Skin the movie), Keith Dallas, Manooj Sood (Little Mosque on the Prairie). The video, which was produced as a volunteer effort, is designed to raise public awareness about the state of BC’s film and television industry and to educate people about tax incentives and how they benefit the province’s economy. The thirty second PSAs shown below will be distributed to local broadcast stations for airing on television. Read the rest of this entry »

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