DigiBC announces launch of VX 2010 Showcase and Directory

Posted by Rob Lewis

In preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Parlympic Games, DigiBC launched its VX Showcase website and B2B digital directory today. DigiBC was the new entity formed when New Media BC and the Wireless Innovation Network of BC merged in October.

A special VX committee reviewed over 125 applicants to select the top 70 companies for the showcase.  Of the 70, the industry advisory board also selected the top 20 companies which will be released before the games begin under the VX Top 20.

But why is it called the "VX" Showcase? V is for Convergence and X is for Intersection and the digital showcase will promote  Vancouver's world-class wireless and digital media industry.

In addition to the website, the VX Showcase will have a physical presence at the 2010 Games (starting today until March 30th) with a special presentation centre at Robson Square as well as a free mobile app through XOMO Digital’s VX Connect Mobile app.

VX is a non-profit, industry-led, government supported initiative giving BC wireless and digital media companies opportunities to show off to the world, to make connections, and to show business leaders that Vancouver is a creative, innovative, and business-driven destination to work, play and profit. Government agencies supporting VX include the 2010 Commerce Centre, Telus, BC Innovation Council, Vancouver Economic Development Commission, BC universities, NRC-IRAP and Western Economic Diversification.

Along with the BCTIA's PODIUM e-book, the VX Showcase should provide unique attention to BC's technology community at a time when the world is a captive audience.

Company:
Wireless Innovation Network of British Columbia
Website:
http://www.winbc.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia is home to the wireless industry's leading players. BC's wireless cluster encompasses all areas of the wireless technology value chain, from infrastructure and devices to enabling software and peer-to-peer solutions. We are home to established world leaders, such as Sierra Wireless, MDSI and Glentel to up and coming innovators, such as Colligo, TELOS, WebTech Wireless, Contec and Microsage... more

Company:
DigiBC
Website:
http://www.digibc.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Digital Media and Wireless Association of BC – is a member-supported, non-profit organization, based in Vancouver, BC Canada. DigiBC’s mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth, competitiveness and sustainability of BC's digital media and wireless industry. It serves the needs and represents the interests of more than 400 member companies, making it one of the largest associations in BC. The... more

Company:
Eventbase
Website:
http://www.eventbase.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Eventbase (formerly known as Xomo) is the world’s most trusted event app platform. Eventbase enhances the attendee experience by providing a feature-rich, location-aware, native event app available on popular smartphone and tablet devices. Eventbase Premium powers official native apps for the largest events on earth, including the London 2012 Olympics, South By SouthWest (SXSW), Spring Fair (UK’s largest... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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