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Taking emerging video game/interactive digital media (IDM) studios to the next level!
In partnership with Ontario Creates, Interactive Ontario (IO) presents the sixth edition of the Ontario Creates IDM Fund: Futures Forward. This program is designed to provide Ontario’s early-stage IDM companies with access to the skills that they require to fast-track their knowledge acquisition and enhance the competitiveness of their companies through a series of workshops. The program is intended for companies that do not currently meet the requirements of the Ontario Creates IDM Fund: Concept Definition and Production programs.
IO’s Futures Forward program specifically caters to producers of video games and interactive VR/AR applications. It includes 8 weekly evening Zoom sessions led by industry experts, every Wednesday from October 18th to December 5th. Additionally, participants will receive 3 one-on-one sessions with grant writing coaches who will review grant application homework, 1 one-on-one session with the pitch training expert, and 1 free one-hour legal consultation.
Completion of this course results in your eligibility to apply to the Ontario Creates IDM Fund Concept Definition and Production programs. Participants will also be eligible to compete for a $20,000 Ontario Creates-CMF IDM Fund: Futures grant open only to IDM Fund Futures program participants for early development activities.
If your emerging video game/IDM studio is looking to apply to the Ontario Creates IDM Fund as well as strengthen its capacity in funding/financing, accounting, legal, marketing and more, this program is built for you!