14th November 2013

Startup Canada Launches New Task Force

startup canadaStartup Canada has provided a voice for entrepreneurs from coast-to-coast since May 2012, and today, that voice is strengthened with the launch of the Startup Canada Task Force. Startup Canada is a national, entrepreneur-led and volunteer-run organization working to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity by promoting a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. Its newest initiative, the Startup Canada Task Force, brings together key organizations in the national entrepreneurship ecosystem to increase the number of startups in Canada and accelerate their growth. It will do this by streamlining support for entrepreneurs through collaborative public education and government relations efforts. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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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5th November 2013

Canada Media Fund English Production Incentive Program Opens Second Round Of Funding

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to remind stakeholders that the second round of funding for the English Production Incentive Program is now open for eligible applicants. The Program will close on November 26th or until all funds have been depleted, whichever comes first. Only eligible applicants in the following provinces can apply to the English Production Incentive Program. Those provinces and territories have qualified for the English Production Incentive Program with the following original allocations. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th November 2013

MentorshipBC Connects Budding Entrepreneurs And Experts

Province of BCKaleena Ross has learned some valuable lessons about starting a small business, but thanks to mentorship, she did not need to learn them the hard way. Kaleena found a mentor in Shauna Harper, a marketing and communications strategist with LiveWork PG. Through their partnership, she gained the confidence she needed to dive into entrepreneurship and start her own event and graphic design firm, Ikspres Media, in October 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st November 2013

Whistler Film Festival Announces China Canada Gateway Competition And Feature Project Lab Participants

whistler film festivalThe Whistler Film Festival is proud to announce the 12 writer/producer teams from across Canada selected to participate in this year’s second annual China Canada Gateway for Film® Script Competition. Presented by the Whistler Film Festival in association with Telefilm Canada and China Film Group, this dynamic pitching competition is the only national effort of its kind designed to stimulate international financing for Canadian feature film projects by introducing experienced Canadian writer/producer teams to Chinese studios with up millions of production financing on the table. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st October 2013

Leading Startup Hubs Work With Microsoft To Promote Entrepreneurship In Canada

Microsoft CanadaWorking to help foster Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship, Microsoft Canada has announced formal relationships with three of the country’s leading startup hubs: Launch Academy in Vancouver, Montreal’s Notman House and MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The relationship is part of Microsoft Ventures, a global initiative to help entrepreneurs build great companies. Working with startups at every stage of maturity, the initiative provides the tools, resources, and expertise startups need to help succeed. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th October 2013

BMC Labs Now Open For David Cronenberg: Evolution

CFCThe first interactive story experience to generate a physical object, Body/Mind/Change, a TIFF and Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) co-production starring David Cronenberg, is now open for adventurers who want to explore the plausible science fiction found in Cronenberg’s films as fact.  Follow the master’s lead on the Body/Mind/Change site to create a next generation bio-tech recommendation engine, called Personal-On-Demand (POD). Body/Mind/Change provides an opportunity for participants to explore the dark landscape where David Cronenberg’s stories live and experience first-hand the emotional steps involved in merging with technology to transform and evolve oneself. 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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