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20th September 2013

Canadian Government Supports Innovative Canadian Businesses And Entrepreneurs

Government of CanadaEarlier today the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance reaffirmed a $50-million investment to help innovative businesses access the capital they need to grow and succeed. This investment is the next step in implementing the Harper Government’s Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP) to help create a vibrant private sector-led venture capital system in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Spin Master Innovation Fund Recipients Announced

spin masterToday the Spin Master Innovation Fund announced the 2013 recipients of the Spin Master Innovation Program. In partnership with Spin Master Ltd. and co-financing partner the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is pleased to introduce the next group of highly innovative entrepreneurs to the rest of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Government Of Canada Supports Innovative Young Entrepreneurs In Southern Ontario

Canadian Youth Business FoundationA new investment of up to $626,000 from the Government of Canada will allow the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) to provide entrepreneurship training for up to 225 young entrepreneurs and seed funding to help launch up to 12 new innovative businesses in southern Ontario. The investment was announced today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Future Shop Awards 15 Elementary Schools Through Future Generation Tech Lab Grant Program

Future ShopFuture Shop‘s Future Generation Tech Lab Program is pleased to announce the 15 elementary schools across Canada who will receive funds to improve their classroom technology and elevate student learning. Collectively, $210,000 will be awarded to schools from Vancouver Island to New Brunswick. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

InnovaTV Gives Voice To Emerging Technologies And Television Industry Experts

innovaTVToday the Canada Media Fund (CMF), in collaboration with Konrad Group, launched InnovaTV, a new online resource that takes an in-depth look at emerging technologies that enable producers to create TV content in new and innovative ways. With 12 presentations already being offered, this new resource provides developers, technologists and creators with a platform to share useful information on innovation and convergence in the television industry. The presentations already available include  interviews on such topics as t-commerce (transactional interfaces related to digital TV content) and the influence of social networks on television consumption. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

Register Now For Crossmedia Banff

crossmedia BanffTime is running out to register for the Crossmedia Banff: Digital MashUp, a showcase of 30 of the most innovative companies and creators in motion, mobile, marketing, publishing, and games will take place at The Banff Centre this September 23rd & 24th.  The pace is fast and the knowledge share overflowing. Gaming people will meet the TV people, the publishing people will meet the web video people, and everyone will get to meet the advertising people. Crossmedia Banff introduces a unique format featuring “quick fire” 7 minute demos from leading creators focused on building the technologies and experiences that will connect and engage with the audiences of the future across the digital “ecosystem”. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th September 2013

CodeProject Gives Away $10K In Prizes To Celebrate Ten Millionth Member

codeprojectFor CodeProject, one of the world’s largest online communities of software developers, it has been a summer full of celebrations.  Members from around the world organized parties in countries such as Switzerland, Israel, India, Brazil and the United States.  Members met, shared memories and celebrated the community that they have helped build.  CodeProject also engaged its members by creating a “why do you love CodeProject?” contest that gave members the chance to create a video or submit a photo meme for a chance to win a $10,000 prize pack. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th September 2013

A New Incentive For Digital Media Co-Productions

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF)has just announced the launch of the Digital Media Co-Production Incentive, a $350K pilot program designed to stimulate digital media co-productions between Canadian producers and their international counterparts. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2013

Industry Vets Launch New Game Studio On Vancouver Island

hinterlandGame industry veteran Raphael van Lierop has announced the formation of independent developer Hinterland Studio, a new creative studio located in the picturesque Northern Vancouver Island wilderness. With a roster of established industry veterans who have collectively worked on over 40 triple-A games, the studio is also pleased to announce development of its first title, The Long Dark. A first-person post-disaster survival simulation, The Long Dark is set in the aftermath of a geomagnetic super storm that has destroyed North America’s technology infrastructure. In the first season of this episodic series, players experience this grim new reality through the eyes of bush pilot William Mackenzie, isolated with other survivors in the Northern wilderness as a result of the event. Gameplay emphasizes exploration to gather resources and knowledge about the world, while mastering a deep survival simulation to overcome the myriad natural and man-made hazards of the new frontier. Players will also face difficult moral choices that will affect the outcome of gameplay, story, and ultimately, the course of humanity’s recovery. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th August 2013

SIGGRAPH 2014 Early Bird Rate For Exhibit Space Ends September 3rd

Vancouver SIGGRAPH ChapterSIGGRAPH 2014 will take place next 12-14 August in Vancouver, and if you book your space now, you’ll pay only $37.00 USD per square foot with a 10% deposit due on booking. The price goes up on September 4th to $38.00 per square foot, and a 50% deposit will be required to secure your space if you apply after September 12th. Exhibit applications submitted after February 15, 2014 will require payment in full. SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver is an incredible marketing opportunity for Canadian companies – this is your chance to show off Canadian talent and innovation to a global audience – on our own turf. Personally I hope to see a much higher percentage of Canadian companies exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2014 than in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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