Partners – iVentures

iVentures 2017

October 26 & 27, 2017 / MaRS Discovery District / Toronto

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Partners

PRESENTING PARTNERS



Ontario Media Development Corporation
 (OMDC) is responsible for stimulating Job creation and investment in the province’s cultural media industries including book and magazine publishing, music, film, television, and interactive digital media. The agency administers a range of programs and funds including tax credits, investment funds, research initiatives, and events.


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The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms.

The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships.

The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors.


GOLD PARTNERS


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First and foremost, Telefilm Canada is a team of some 200 professionals serving the industry from four offices located across Canada. Dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry, Telefilm, through its various funding and promotion programs, supports dynamic companies and creative talent here at home and around the world.

Telefilm’s driving goal is, as it has been since 2011, to continue to stimulate demand for and access to Canadian productions – in Canada and everywhere, from big screens to those still being invented, and every platform in-between.

Telefilm also administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund.


SILVER PARTNERS


Since 1997, the Bell Fund has invested over $192 M in over 1,900 Canadian digital media projects, television programs, development grants, co-productions and support for research and professional development. The Bell Fund also undertakes training, research, business development and promotion for the digital media industry.

The Bell Fund receives annual contributions of approximately $17 M from Bell TV as part of its broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the industry. In addition, the Development Program is supported by the interest generated by a $10M endowment. The Bell Fund is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors representing various sectors of the television and digital media industry.


Fragomen is the world’s leading single-focus provider of immigration services and support, composed of law firms and immigration consultancies in 24 countries across all regions globally. The firm’s Canada immigration consultancy, Fragomen (Canada) Co., is a leader in immigration services nationally, partnering with clients across all industries to provide strategic, efficient and cost-effective immigration solutions. Fragomen Canada’s industry-leading immigration professionals work alongside each client to customize targeted immigration programs that reflect their unique corporate priorities and global mobility needs.


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Humber’s School of Media Studies & Information Technology offers the most comprehensive mix of Media, Arts & IT programming of any college in Canada. Their Live Labs and work-integrated learning opportunities provide a layer of experience that complements the critical storytelling skills taught across multiple platforms. Humber leverages this multi-disciplinary power to create highly-skilled, adaptable and resourceful professionals that are career-ready.


Ingram Micro helps businesses fully realize the promise of technology™—helping them maximize the value of the technology that they make, sell or use. With its vast global infrastructure and focus on cloud, mobility, supply chain and technology solutions, Ingram Micro enables business partners to operate more efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve.

No other company delivers as broad and deep a spectrum of technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world.


Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design is home to Canada’s nine leading schools in media and creative industries. For seven decades, their unique programs have been at the heart of the evolution of the cultural industries. They offer a premier education, while allowing their students and faculty the freedom to question social norms and to become leaders in the creative fields.


BRONZE PARTNERS



Royal Bank of Canada
 (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. They are one of Canada’s largest banks and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. Royal Bank of Canada are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.


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Let your creativity thrive at the Story Arts Centre, Centennial College’s School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design. The Story Arts Centre campus is home to the college’s Communications, Media, Art, Design and Performing Arts programs and is conveniently located in downtown Toronto at the heart of the film, media, communications, art and design industries. With a focus on interactive storytelling in collaborative and experiential learning environment the school has been ranked best among all GTA colleges for student satisfaction and graduate employment for the past two years.


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The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada works through the five Consulates to implement a cultural policy that focuses on three principal areas: inter-university cooperation, cultural cooperation, and French-language initiatives. Audiovisual content, cinema, and new media are three high-priority issues.

Service culture de l’Ambassade de France au Canada 
Le service culturel de l’Ambassade de France au Canada développe à travers ses cinq consulats une politique culturelle dans trois domaines : la coopération universitaire, la langue française et la coopération culturelle. L’audiovisuel, le cinéma et les nouveaux médias font partie des priorités des services culturels français au Canada.


The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) provides Canadian companies with on-the-ground intelligence and practical advice on foreign markets to help them make better, more timely and cost-effective decisions to achieve their goals abroad.

We offer hands-on knowledge of international markets and have a presence in 161 cities worldwidethrough Canada’s embassies and consulates. We also have offices across Canada to help companies prepare for international markets.

The TCS can help companies navigate the complexities of international markets, whether you are looking to export, establish your company abroad, tackle a market access issue, pursue a joint-venture, or seek technology partnerships.


Rotating is the leading Canadian information technology consulting company focusing on maintenance and support of cloud services. They are the authorized partner of Alibaba Cloud in Canada and offers a full range of services from strategy planning to mobile application/website design and ongoing cloud management.

Rotating also provides the technology implementation of end-to-end international cross border settlement process across WeChat Pay and AliPay for local businesses using real-time currency exchange rate.


Established in 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a growing and diverse team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA open world games. The studio announced its first new IP at E3 2017, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, an all-new, action-adventure game where players assemble customizable controller-mounted starships and launch into epic, interplanetary adventures. The Toronto team is also hard at work on Far Cry 5 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal. The studio shipped its first lead production, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, to critical acclaim in 2013. Since then, the Toronto team has contributed to multiple award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Watch Dogs®, and For HonorTM. Ubisoft Toronto was honoured in 2017 as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers  for the second consecutive year.


WIFI PARTNER


Fanshawe School of Contemporary Media


CHATBOT PARTNER


For the past 3 years, Massively.ai has been taking the lead in developing
engaging chatbots for its clients.

Massively.ai lives at the intersection of technology, design, and creativity,
bringing the latest developments in the fields of artificial intelligence and
machine learning to marketers to increase their digital brand presence.
With over 1 billion messages exchanged on our bots, our clientele includes
industry leaders such as General Electric, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, NBC, and more.


EVENT PARTNERS


Jonathan Ferrara TD Wealth Advisory Group

At TD Wealth Private Investment Advice, Jon’s team is a trusted group of professionals that develop comprehensive personalized strategies for high net worth individuals, primarily young business owners and entrepreneurs with a focus on the tech industry. He helps them to protect and grow their wealth utilizing a team that has expertise with investment strategies, retirement planning, tax minimization, estate planning, insurance and business succession planning. They understand that personal and financial lives are closely entwined and that building your wealth, preserving capital, managing risk and taking care of loved ones are all paramount concerns. They take an individualized approach to you and your business and are dedicated to providing a holistic experience.


The faculty and students in Seneca’s communication, art and design programs value the currency of ideas, and nurture them to spark progress. Our collaborative setting encourages individual and collective expression. Out of this comes expertise that is vital to a meaningful and successful career within the creative economy.