25th March 2014

Growth Opportunities In The Global Gaming Software Industry 2013 – 2018

research and marketsThe global gaming software industry witnessed strong growth during the last five years and is expected to continue the same growth momentum and reach an estimated $80.7 billion by 2018, according to the new Growth Opportunities In Global Gaming Software Industry 2013-2018: Trends, Forecasts and Opportunities Analysis from Research And Markets. Due to lack of direct alternative for gaming software, the industry is expected to flourish as long as smartphones, consoles, and handheld gaming devices exist. The next generations of consoles will further boost the industry over the forecast period. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

2014 Canadian Videogame Award Sponsorship Opportunities

Canadian Video Game AwardsJoin industry leaders, media and fans to gather for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards. As the third largest developer of videogames in the world, this industry is an important part of Canadian culture. This year, the CVAs move to Toronto for the first time and are certain to garner even more national media and industry attention. This is your chance to be part of history as a sponsor of the awards, which will be held at The Carlu on November 21st. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

Clio Raises $20 Million In Series C Funding

clioClio, a Vancouver-based comprehensive cloud-based practice management platform for the legal industry, announced today that it raised $20 million in Series C financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Over the next 12 months, Clio will use the new funding to accelerate product development and sales, and fuel international expansion. The Series C funding brings total capital raised to $27 million.
As the vertical SaaS market takes shape, this investment is another proof point that cloud tech is hitting the tipping point of broad adoption by traditional industries like legal. Over 80% of lawyers in the U.S. practice at firms of less than 10 employees; these small firms rely on Clio to automate time-consuming administrative tasks, which allows them to focus on their core business. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

See it, Map it! Ontario Now Has an Invasive Species App

ofahConcerned about Asian carp, giant hogweed, or zebra mussels? You can report these species and more online or with your mobile device using EDDMapS Ontario. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR), the Invasive Species Centre (ISC) and the University of Georgia Centre for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health are announcing their new EDDMapS Ontario online and mobile App for Android and Apple devices. 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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24th March 2014

Finalists Announced For CODE Appathon

Canadian Open Data ExperienceLast Friday the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, invited Canadians to vote for their favourite apps from the 15 finalists of the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE). The developers of the app receiving the most votes will be awarded the “Fan Favourite” prize. Now considered the largest appathon in Canadian history, CODE saw over 900 participants from across the country compete to create an unprecedented 110 submissions using federal government data sets. The CODE appathon took place over the weekend of February 28 to March 2, when students, entrepreneurs, and Open Data enthusiasts tried their hand at turning federal Open Data into interesting and beneficial applications that can ultimately lead to a better quality of life for Canadians. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2014

National Crowdfunding Association Applauds Regulators For Setting The Stage For Crowdfunding Success

NCFAOn March 20, 2014, a total of six provincial regulators announced two main proposals for new Crowdfunding prospectus exemptions that would allow early stage companies such as start-ups and SMEs to raise up to $1.5 million of capital online through the issuance of securities. This represents a significant leap forward and positive progress for Crowdfunding advocates such as the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada), who has been working diligently with key industry stakeholders, government, regulators, media, eco-system partners and academia, since launching in October 2012, to provide education, research and valuable input into the development of a viable ‘made in Canada’ framework.  Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2014

NextBC: The Showcase For Technology Innovation In BC That Will Shape Our Future

DigiBCBC’s tech community will gather this May to identify and celebrate our top 25 most innovative technology companies that will influence the future.  NextBC showcases the most innovative, game-changing technology produced by BC companies shaping our future and changing the way we do business. Bringing together industry peers, leaders, media and supporters, this event honours the visionaries, the innovators and the disruptors in BC. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

BC Gets Interactive At The Game Developers Conference

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s thriving video game and interactive technology sector is taking centre stage with over 40 BC companies and organizations actively participating in this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. The expo floor at Moscone Center features a distinctive B.C.-branded booth, including game-inspired artwork by artist Michael Miller, to promote the province as a creative hub of businesses and institutions at the forefront of interactive technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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