Club Penguin nominated for a Silicon Vineyard Innovation Award

by Warren Frey

What does a company that was bought out for $500 million by Disney do for an encore? For Club Penguin, it's getting nominated for a Silicon Vineyard Innovation Award, an initiative from the Okanagan Science and Technology Council (OSTEC) to recognize innovative individuals and companies in B.C.'s Southern Interior. Club Penguin (also known as New Horizon Interactive) has been nominated in the "Innovative Organization of the Year" category. The award ceremony is slated for March 13th at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna. Last year's event featured Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Macintosh pioneer Guy Kawasaki as a guest speaker. Related posts:

Okanagan Science & Technology Council
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

The Okanagan Science & Technology Council (OSTEC), a membership driven organization, fosters an environment that supports science and technology initiatives by acting as a representative and advocate for the interests of members and the business community as a whole. We are a conduit that brings people together, partnering with industry, agencies and government. OSTEC's Mission Statement is to... more

Club Penguin

In March of 2005, New Horizon Interactive set out to create an online world for kids where they could safely play games, have fun and interact. As parents and Internet specialists, New Horizon''s owners wanted to develop a place they’d be comfortable letting their own kids visit. The Club Penguin team got to work, consulting with educators, law enforcement representatives and other parents,... more

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Warren Frey

Warren Frey

Warren Frey is a writer, editor, blogger and podcaster based out of Vancouver, BC. After working for six years in the Canadian broadcasting industry, he switched to print and has since covered varied assignments from plumbing conferences to star-studded film galas. But he’s never lost his love for the internet and interactive media, from his teens when he dived into the WELL on his “Woz”... more

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