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18th October 2013

2014 Applications Open For Startup Canada Communities

startup canadaHealthy and vibrant entrepreneurial communities at a local level are the heart of supporting and driving the growth of startups.  Startup Canada Communities is a pan-Canadian network to provide entrepreneurs with a single doorway to enter their local entrepreneur community to access mentors, space, funding and support to start and grow their businesses and to connect with other startup founders online and on the ground. This initiative is a response to the call-to-action from more than 20,000 entrepreneurs in 40 communities who made their voices heard during the Startup Canada National Tour last year, calling for stronger, more connected and more active local startup communities to accelerate entrepreneur success. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2013

DigiBC Presents The Animation Show of Shows Hosted By CapU Bosa Centre For Film And Animation

DigiBCDigiBC is proud to present The Animation Show of Shows, a travelling selection of the year’s best animated short films, curated and presented by Ron Diamond, founder of California-based Acme Filmworks. The show’s mission is to bring exciting, groundbreaking animated short films to big screens around the world. Celebrating its 15th year, the tour will stop in Vancouver, with the event being hosted by Capilano University’s Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2013

Kootenay Students Benefit From Haul-Truck Training Simulators

Province of BCAdvanced Education Minister Amrik Virk got a hands-on demonstration today of a haul-truck simulator during a visit to the College of the Rockies. The college bought four stationary haul-truck simulators and one mobile simulator through funding totalling more than $2.8 million. Funding sources included $580,000 from the Province, $560,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust, and more than $1.7 million through Western Economic Diversification. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2013

New Canada Media Fund Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a new pilot program designed to offer existing Experimental Stream funded projects with increased access to mentorship, markets, and capital. The Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program (A3P), with a budget of $360K, will support digital media projects that have previously received Experimental Stream funding for development or production by enabling their producers to enroll in acceleration programs. The A3P guidelines can be reviewed in an online PDF document. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2013

X Prize, Virgin Unite And PlayLab Launch Rocket-Building Workshops For Children

playlabWorking in partnership with California’s X Prize Foundation and Galactic Unite (the not-for-profit initiative of Virgin Galactic, its Future Astronaut customers and Virgin Unite), PlayLab has announced a series of rocket-building workshops for children grade 4-7, designed to inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts and innovators. Focusing on a collaborative effort to design, build and test rockets of varying designs, the workshop program helps build innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity skills and exposes children to science, engineering and aerospace technology. The workshop series will start on October 27th 2013, and run for four consecutive Sundays at Northstar Montessori Private School in Mississauga. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th October 2013

Gamercamp 2013 Is Fast Approaching

GamerCampGamercamp 2013, which is coming up in less than a month, is all set to take over Hotel Ocho in downtown Toronto (yes, the entire hotel) and fill it with gaming goodness from November 1st through 3rd. The organizers have a range of exciting activity planned for everyone from the game enthusiast to the professional developer. Gamercamp is celebrating its 5th anniversary. In the show’s five years, the organizers have brought some of the brightest, most innovative voices in the industry from across North America and Europe to Toronto, with attendance swelling from 100 attendees in the first year to an expected 2,000 this November. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2013

Canada Media Fund Focus Groups Resume

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) reminds stakeholders that they are invited to attend one of the focus groups that are part of the CMF’s cross-country consultation. Stakeholders can quickly and easily register online.  By registering, stakeholders can help the CMF plan the meetings according to expected attendance. This month, focus groups are being held in Montreal, Ottawa, and in the Eastern provinces. The 2013 consultation tour wraps-up in Iqaluit on November 14th. Please note that the English focus group in Moncton scheduled for October 24 has been cancelled. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th October 2013

StartUp Generation: How Millennials Are Reshaping The Canadian Economy

intuitMillennials may not be the entitled “me” generation after all. A new survey from intuit Canada shows that they embody a bold new entrepreneurial spirit that is remaking the Canadian economy. The survey, conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion, found that Millennials – defined as those born between 1980 and 1995 – are twice as likely as the Canadian average to want to start a business in the next 12 months. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

2014 Rockies Now Open For Submissions

Banff World Media FestivalCelebrating the best of the best of the world’s entertainment content, the Rockies is an internationally acclaimed program competition hosted by the Banff World Media Festival that attracts over one thousand entries from more than 40 countries annually. Each year at the Rockie Awards Gala, the Banff World Media Festival honours the immeasurable contribution of some of the biggest names on screen and behind the camera in the industry. The 2014 Banff World Media Festival will be held at the Fairmont Springs Hotel & Convention Centre in Banff June 8 through 11th 2014. Final nominees will be announced in May, 2014. Please see below for categories and rule information. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

Another New Way of Discovering Canadian Talent – with Doritos!

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to share the news about the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest as a part of its New Ways of Discovering Canadian Talent Campaign. The mission: Create a 30 second Doritos commercial and you could win 1 million dollars (US), plus the chance to work on Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The contest opens at 12:00:00 pm (noon) North American Central Time (CT) on October 8, 2013 and closes at 11:59:59 pm CT on November 24, 2013.
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