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  • 03 May 2021 by DigiBC

    The Nordic video game industry is active and thriving! Home to companies like Rovio (Angry Birds), Supercell (Clash Royale), and Remedy (Control), the region offers lucrative opportunities for Canadian studios looking to connect with potential partners, publishers or distributors in the area. Interactive Ontario, in collaboration with CIAIC, the Trade Commissioner Service of Canada and Ontario Creates, is organizing a virtual mission to Nordic Game 2021. This will be held online from May 26-28 and there are 25 spots available. Open to all Canadian video game/IDM studios.

    • Must be a studio ready to pitch to publishers
    • Deadline: apply by May 21
    • Learn more: https://bit.ly/3dGXvzU
       

       
  • 27 Apr 2021 by DigiBC


    As part of Creative Industries Week 2021 (April 12-16), DigiBC presented Creative Technology Day (April 14) where we were able to highlight some of the incredible stories behind our province’s diverse and talented creative tech industry. Covering animation, VFX, video games and VR/AR/XR, we showcased videos from IM4 Media Lab, Electronic Arts, Hyper Hippo, East Side Games, Kano and Atomic Cartoons, as well as shared industry fun facts about LEAF Mobile, Phoenix Labs, Smoking Gun Interactive, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Mainframe Studios and Industrial Light & Magic. We also took the opportunity to unveil our new DigiBC Sizzle Reel and touch on the many career pathways that are available in the creative technology sector.

    For the sixth year running, representatives in BC from across film, television, digital media, book and magazine publishing, and music celebrated Creative Industries Week together with government, community and industry partners. This year, the creative sector had an exciting opportunity to open up the event to the public for the first time. It also presented a unique opportunity to showcase BC’s innovative, tenacious and resilient creative sector as we collectively emerge from the extraordinary and challenging circumstances of the global pandemic that has shaped our lives and livelihoods for the past year.

    We saw leaders inspire, discovered new talent, learned the impacts of each industry, and were supported by unmatched energy from BC, who took part and tuned in to five days of back-to-back programming. The creative industries collaborated to deliver 22 events, initiatives and offerings, showing us how we can continue to grow forward, together.

     

    Click here to check out the CTD videos and webpage
     

     

    Click here to see MLA Kelli Paddon (Chilliwack-Kent) acknowledging CTD in the House


     

    Click here to watch the 2021 BC Creates Virtually: Growing Forward Showcase

     

  • 22 Apr 2021 by DigiBC

    Vancouver Startup Week (VSW) is back for its 8th consecutive year and will be taking place virtually from May 21–28, 2021. While Vancouver Startup Week involves many tech companies, it's an event for companies from all industries that are at the startup level. Attendees will be able to attend exciting events like fireside chats, hackathons and workshops. Some of the featured events include:
     

    • Capital Efficient Ways to Grow From 0 ot $10M with Co-Founder and CEO of Boast.ai, Alex Popa
    • Fireside Chat with Jerin Mece, Co-Owner and Global Head of Sales at Nude
    • How Video Storytelling Built a Multi-million Dollar Startup with Co-Founder and CEO of Lumen5, Michael Cheng


    VSW has partnered with BudgieBox to bring thoughtful, ethical and high-quality gift boxes and interactive workshops to your home. Hear about these startups’ journeys and purchase the Experience Package to try out their products at home.
     

    Early Bird and Experience Package ticket sales close on April 30 and can be purchased here.