Vancouver's Utherverse wins IT Stream at Banff Venture Forum

Posted by Rob Lewis

The Banff Venture Forum wrapped up tonight at the Fairmont Banff Spring Hotels and Virtual world developer Utherverse picked up the Best Presentation Award in the IT Stream.

Vancouver's Utherverse was up some strong competitors including Cleankeys and Tagga Media but CEO Brian Shuster tweeted the results during the post-dinner awards ceremony.

Since the launch of its Virtual World Web in September 2009, Utherverse has provided the means for over 37,000 virtual worlds to be created online. Together, the independently developed, interconnected virtual environments form the “Internet in 3D” — a vast network of worlds that embraces social communities, entertainment, commerce, news and events.

Utherverse went to Banff with big plans - to raise $20 Million. The largest amount ever by a virtual 3D technology company. It plans to use the investment funds to execute a wide range of marketing activities including advertising, viral marketing campaigns and event sponsorships.

Company:
Utherverse Digital
Website:
http://www.utherverse.net
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Utherverse is the internet come to life in 3D. Rather than surfing from site to site in a disembodied browser, each user of the Utherverse gets an Avatar which becomes their persona. They use that avatar to walk or teleport from place to place throughout this 3D world – a world filled with clubs, shops, theaters, residences and other users, whom they can meet and interact with as they desire. It is a virtual... more

Company:
Tagga
Website:
http://www.tagga.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tagga Media is a technology and services company building more connected, more successful cross-media campaigns with mobile. Tagga’s campaign solutions utilize the mobile device to connect consumers to a brand’s advertising media. With Tagga you can track audience enagement online and offline, from first impression to final sale, to map consumer behavior, increase ROI, drive purchases and build loyalty. Find out... more

Company:
Cleankeys Inc.
Website:
http://www.cleankeysinc.com
Location:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Cleankeys Inc. (formerly Madentec Limited), a world leading designer and manufacturer of groundbreaking computer input solutions for over 20 years. Our staff of professional engineers is dedicated to providing the highest-quality infection control computer input products possible to healthcare and other global markets. Our company history focuses on supplying innovative assistive technology for people with... more

Company:
Banff Venture Forum
Website:
http://www.banffventureforum.com
Location:
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Banff Venture Forum, Canada's premier company financing event, is designed to showcase the hottest hi-tech companies from across North America, offer insight into key issues within the industry, provide a premium networking opportunity and give companies a chance to learn from world-class professionals in the investment community. Since its inception in 1999, Banff Venture Forum has realised an order of magnitude... more


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Rob Lewis

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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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