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Announcing GameON: Ventures 2015

After 7 successful years hosting GameON: Finance, Interactive Ontario will re-brand the conference for 2015 as GameON: Ventures. The new name better reflects the conference’s move away from a sole focus on investment to a discussion on all aspects of the video game industry.

“The video game industry is constantly evolving,” […]

June 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , |
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IO leads successful mission to Seoul for Korea Service & Content Market

Interactive Ontario Vice-Chair and COO of supersonic MINDS Lucie Lalumiere lead a group of three IO member companies (Mark Media, Big Blue Bubble and Corus Entertainment) to the Korea Service & Content Market in Seoul on May 26-27. The mission was supported by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and was […]

June 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Every1Games wins inaugural Philanthropitch competition

Interactive Ontario member Every1Games was the winner of the inaugural Philanthropitch competition on June 2nd. Philanthropitch is a pitch competition for charities, non-profits and social enterprises. The award comes with over $25,000 in cash and services to assist Every1Games in their mission.

Every1Games aims to build a network of support helping autistic […]

Front Row acquires cultureONE

Canada’s largest film insurance brokerage, Front Row, has acquired cultureONE to create a complete arts and entertainment insurance provider. Both companies are IO members.

This means the same engaged service, but new offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and LA. It means seamless access from all locations to Front Row’s […]

May 20th, 2015|
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Documentary on Rogers TV and IO Hackathon Debuts Tonight

In January 2015, Rogers TV and Interactive Ontario teamed up to host a weekend Hackathon in Toronto. Individuals and teams competed to explore what the future of community television should look like. From a mathematician to media professionals, a cyberinfrastructure developer to a software engineer, participants spent the weekend brainstorming […]

May 5th, 2015|

SHG Studios Recieves Outstanding Business Achievement Award

IO member SHG Studios (formerly Snakehead Games), has been recognized by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce with an Outstanding Business Achievement Award in the small business category.

Snakehead Games Studios was launched in 2008 as a browser-based independent game production company. Its first games became multi-million dollar revenue success stories. The company then […]

May 5th, 2015|