New Media BC annouces 12 Startups for Digital Springboard Mentorships

Posted by Rob Lewis

Today New Media BC announced the 12 digital media startups that have been selected for their Digital Springboard Mentorship Program - a 4 month free advisory service for emerging companies facing technical and business challenges in their development. The dozen companies to be mentored are:

  1. Arcana Studios
  2. Bradfield Productions
  3. Crazed Coders
  4. Ecobuddies Interactive
  5. Ethical Entertainment
  6. Firm Applications
  7. Foulplay Entertainment
  8. MotionSoup
  9. My Wedding Match
  10. Old Skool Studios
  11. Overinteractive Media Inc
  12. Tactica Interactive Communications

The pilot program that was introduced last year by the National Research Council –IRAP and administered by New Media BC, was able to support twice the number of companies this year due to additional support provided by Telefilm Canada.

The lucky 12 were chosen out of a total of 24 applications received. Mentee companies will be matched with Mentors based on their specific technical and business problems identified in their applications and the program will last from September 2009 to January 2010.

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:
EcoBuddies Interactive Ltd.
Website:
http://www.ecobuddies.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

EcoBuddies Interactive Ltd. is a Vancouver-based company that recently launched its same-named website at www.ecobuddies.com. Ecobuddies’ goal is to normalize environmental concepts for children who are 5-12 years of age and provide them with a world of games, fun, and friends. EcoBuddies is currently beta testing and will be fully functional by the end of this year. EcoBuddies is a moderated site with staff... more

Company:
MotionSoup Studio
Location:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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Company:
Arcana Studio Inc.
Website:
http://www.arcana.com
Location:
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Arcana is a transmedia company that has aggressively pursued establishing brands through engaging storytelling and compelling art. With a strong footfold in the print publishing world, Arcana continues to be a premier content provider. Books, graphic novels, animation, short-form live action, video games, statues, toys and feature length films are are just some of the mediums Arcana is currently working in. 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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