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27th March 2014

TechU.me Announces New Funding For Mentorship Program

ONFEThe Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) today hosted an Apps Showcase to show off the accomplishments of high school students taking part in the TechU.me Mentor Program.  The program’s industry and education partners – IBM, Adobe, and the four local school boards – were also on hand to announce new funding for the next phase of the program. TechU.me pairs elementary and high school students with industry mentors to develop mobile apps. In building these partnerships, TechU.me transforms student creativity into fundamental skills needed in the digital age – skills that will help these students succeed in their future careers. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

Fourteen Masters Will Unveil Their Secrets At Pixel Animation

pixel animationPixel Québec is proud to present Pixel Animation. Co-organised with TECHNOCompétences, this international convention will gather together video game, visual effects and animation artists, who worked with Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital and Blizzard Entertainment, among others. The event will be held on April 4-5 at TRYP Hotel Pur, in Quebec City and will offer 2 days of Masterclasses and networking. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2014

Toronto Screenwriting Conference Announces Telefilm Canada New Voices Award Winners

toronto screenwriting conferenceThe Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) has announced the recipients of the Telefilm Canada New Voices Award. Out of the forty-seven applicants representing nine provinces, from Newfoundland to the Northwest Territories, five emerging writers have received the award; Katherine Di Marino, Elene Mekete, Lea Nakonechny, Ashley Park and Jon Wayne Brown. The fifth annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference takes place at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management on April 5 & 6, 2014. Each winner will receive a complimentary registration to the TSC as well as an exclusive lunch with representatives from Telefilm Canada, and TSC founder and president of Meridian Artists Literary Agency, Glenn Cockburn. 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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12th March 2014

Call for Presenters: Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology Summit

Banff centreThe Banff Centre is seeking national and international presenters on subjects related to interdisciplinary arts practices that engage with digital arts for Convergence, an upcoming arts and technology summit. Convergence is dedicated to exploring what happens when contemporary professional practices in all forms of music, visual and digital art, film, theatre, dance, literature, or interdisciplinary arts cross-pollinate with emerging production and dissemination technologies. Proposals are being accepted until 5 p.m. on March 21, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th March 2014

Guest Post: Penka Kouneva – The Woman Astronaut

Article Written by Penka Kouneva – When I first arrived in Hollywood in 1999, I had a PhD in Music composition, a keyboard and one connection. While that might not seem like much, it was more than I had when I moved to the United States from my home in Bulgaria nine years earlier. I was extremely passionate about scoring films and games – this is what I wanted to do for life. In retrospect, while my naiveté and idealism were laughable, they were also vital in getting me as far as I am today, because if you had told me upon my arrival 15 years ago that the first time a woman (Shirley Walker) was a Lead Orchestrator on a studio feature film was 1992, I’d have been shocked. If you told me that, in the history of Hollywood, only 8 female composers would score a studio feature, I might have turned around and gone right back into academia. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th March 2014

HootSuite Labs Launches To Accelerate Digital Innovation

HootSuiteTo drive innovation in the social space, HootSuite has announced the launch of HootSuite Labs, a team focused on developing the next generation of social technologies. With origins as a ‘startup within a startup’, Labs explores emerging digital technologies and engages with HootSuite’s early adopters and select customers to shape the future of social media and digital marketing. As part of Connect via HootSuite in San Francisco, HootSuite Labs hosted an Innovator’s Breakfast where enterprise clients were invited to help shape the product roadmap and provide feedback on the latest developments. 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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25th February 2014

2014 Funding Roadshow Invitation To Entrepreneurs And Funders

fundicaThe 2014 Funding Roadshow, a national event with 10 city stops across Canada, today invited entrepreneurs and funders to register online. Organized by Fundica, the 2014 Funding Roadshow gives start-ups and SMEs the opportunity to pitch their businesses – and potentially secure financing – to a panel of financial institutions, venture capitalists, angel investors, government organizations and private lenders. Funders benefit from exposure to emerging opportunities and the chance to invest before the rest of the market. The objective of the Funding Roadshow is to better educate entrepreneurs and facilitate connections with private investors and public funders. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2014

Nominees Revealed For Game Connection America 2014′s Selected Projects

game connection europeGame Connection has unveiled the list of yet unsigned game projects nominated for the prestigious American Selected Projects 2014. Competition was fierce this year with more than 200 submitted projects. On the morning of 17th March at the Selected Projects Awards Ceremony, each of the 15 nominees will have 5 minutes to pitch their project in front of all publishers, distributors and buyers at Game Connection America. The jury will then award 2014′s “Overall Best Project” from amongst the hugely impressive and varied, international array of entries – based on presentation quality, project innovation and market potential. The accolade of “Overall Best Project” is sponsored by Namco Bandai Games, while Microsoft Studios supports the “Best Console & PC Hardcore” Category. In addition, this year Develop has been announced as the official media partner of the initiative, giving even more visibility to nominees and winners. The 15 nominated projects for 2014 are: Read the rest of this entry »

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