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Cultural Start-Up Award Finalists
The Second Franco-Canadian Cultural and Creative Industry Forum in Toronto
October 3, 2017, Corus Quay Atrium
Enterprising Culture is an international meeting that will provide opportunities for unique discussions and exchanges between Canadian and French stakeholders and startups from the cultural, creative and media industries.
ABOUT THE EVENT
A binational and cross-sector event involving debates, keynotes, and pitching sessions, the Franco-Canadian Cultural and Creative Industry Forum (“Enterprising Culture”) will be a field for reflection and exploring the economic dimension of culture. Enterprising Culture aims to be a place for concrete proposals, unique networking opportunities for startups coming from France and Canada, and a place to learn about key trends in these innovative markets. High-level Canadian and French experts and influencers from the fields of culture, innovation and economy will have the opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to creative industries and cultural enterprises.This year, Enterprising Culture will be focussing on startups and companies working in Immersive Technology for arts and culture; hardware and software that blurs the line between the physical and digital/simulated world. This includes VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), 3D Display, 3D Audio Effects, Fulldome, and all other eligible new digital technologies.
WHO WILL ATTEND?
- Business Leaders
- Design Thinkers
- Film Directors
- Government Leaders
- Representatives of creative and cultural industries
The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) is an internationally acclaimed digital media think tank and award-winning production facility. It provides a unique research, training and production environment for digital media content developers and practitioners, as well as acceleration programs and services for digital entertainment start-ups and related SMEs. Program participants have emerged as leaders in the world of digital media, producing groundbreaking projects and innovative, sustainable companies for the digital and virtual age. CFC Media Lab is funded in part by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
IDEABOOST is a business accelerator with a difference – a bootcamp for technology companies that want to achieve success and scale in the media and entertainment ecosystem. An initiative of the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, in partnership with Corus Entertainment, IDEABOOST provides high-potential Canadian startups with seed investment, mentorship, and access to its network, including investors, customers, and partners across the world through the Global Accelerator Network. IDEABOOST is funded in part by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
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. Canada and France develop a significant partnership in cultural and digital fields.
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
A former Operetta theatre transformed into a leisure park, la Gaîté Lyrique is a venue dedicated to creation & innovation right in the heart of Paris; a true merging place of art, innovation & digital technology. Transgression through acting, immersion through images, obsession through music, and questioning gender identity are the guiding words of a program that allows wonder, learning and transmission. Both nomadic and sedentary, La Gaîté Lyrique is the canvas on which music, theatre, visual arts, video games and any form of artistic expression think and draw tomorrow's world. A place of art but also a place to live, where you can eat and have a drink at the bar, study at the resource centre, and appreciate a concert, a debate or a projection, all in one day.
2016 Cultural Start-up Award Winners
A specialized Content Management System used by prominent global news and media organizations to create and publish social media-based content.
A colouring book tool that allows child artists to morph into film directors by turning their pictures into animated films.
A ground-breaking cultural platform capturing the creative process of the most inspiring artists worldwide and providing exclusive access to their work.
A multichannel content platform that delivers interactive, location-based augmented and virtual reality entertainment to mobile users on the go.
Next-generation storytelling that unlocks kids’ creative potential. Using a tablet, children can create animated stories by using intuitive puppet gestures.
Tailored video playlists, personalized for your brand. Vubble curates video feeds for people, businesses and organizations.
Enables content producers and broadcasters to clip the best moments from their live events and create highlights optimized for mobile audiences in real-time.
Cross-platform playlist-curation service for influencers to spread playlists everywhere, as well as convert across music platforms.
A digital marketing platform for live entertainment professionals to optimize both the production and marketing of live entertainment.
A free, quick and easy tool for subscribers to compose and collaborate online with musicians globally.
Short and sweet stories about different artists and artworks delivered to over 300,000 subscribers three times weekly across mobile platforms.