Digital entertainment ideas groomed for success
The Canadian Film Centre has launched a business development lab intended to spur development of innovation in digital entertainment.The ideaBOOST initiative will allow submissions relating to video, games, apps and mobile content receive votes from the public; the most popular ideas will be culled for a shortlist from which an expert panel will make 6-8 selections. The winning submissions will undergo an intensive four-month process to help launch their creations with help from a board of advisors including Bruce Croxon, co-founder, Round13 Capital; Shawn Hardin, entrepreneur in residence, Bessemer Venture Partners; David Gale, executive VP, MTVX at MTV Networks, Paul Woolner founder, 4Sight Partners, and Andrew Bailey, chairman, North America, Proximity. “With the necessary tools, strategic advice, and access to a global entertainment industry network, nothing will stop these promising digital entertainment players from taking their ideas to the next level.” said Ana Serrano, chief digital officer at CFC.
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