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An MDM Project To Inspire Women To Become Funders and Founders of Tech Companies

Mar 19, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

70% of venture capital firms that fund tech start ups don’t have a single female partner. Only 12% of all partners in Canadian venture capital firms that finance young tech firms are women. Female tech entrepreneurs receive only 4% of all capital. Back in the Spring of 2018, Gerri...

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Top Entrepreneur Tips From Alumni Who’ve Been There

Feb 24, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

The Master of Digital Media program has opportunities for students who want to explore entrepreneurship. Taking a different route from other students, in the 3rd semester students can choose to pitch an idea for their own project and spend the semester working on bringing their idea to...

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Vancouver’s Strong Universities Play a Key Role in Growing Tech Scene

Aug 28, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

Vancouver’s tech scene is changing. What was once an industry dominated by small start-up companies is now morphing into an industry with the big tech players. Amazon is opening up an office in the old Canada Post building and will be hiring 3,000 workers in the next few years. Apple...

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MDM Grads Offer Design Sprint and Rapid Prototyping Services

Jan 31, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

Agile, design sprints and rapid prototyping are terms that we hear everywhere but how do companies leverage these methods to innovate fast and work better in teams? MDM grads Marina Bertoldi and Julie Puech (the duo from The Impossible Studio ) are helping businesses with questions...

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Team Candor on Creating Story Through Mechanics

Nov 14, 2017 By Chris Sroka

Team Candor began as a student pitched project in the summer semester of the Master of Digital Media Program. Vidhi Shah , Rafael Hocevar , Conrad Sly and Carina Kern pitched the idea of a casual game that had narrative elements, something they believed was missing from this market...

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MBA or MDM? What's the Best Graduate Program for You?

Mar 21, 2017 By Chris Sroka

Today's students have plenty of options when chosing graduate level education but it's important that they find the right program that fits their needs. One of the main perceived competitors to the MDM degree program are Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. MBA’s have been...

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Entrepreneurship and the Master of Digital Media Program

Feb 6, 2017 By Chris Sroka

By Dennis Chenard. Should you get your Masters degree or pursue your start-up idea? Why not do both at the same time! For aspiring entrepreneurs and those who like a start-up culture that R&D/industry projects foster, the CDM has opportunities for students who want to form...

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Student Pitch Project Walkies get Accepted to HAX Hardware Accelerator

Jan 23, 2017 By Chris Sroka

With an idea that started in their first term at the CDM (Fall 2015), Walkies Lab Inc develops a smart wearable toy for toddlers that is fun to play and enhances their motor and intellectual development. In the Spring of 2016, the group pitched Walkies as a project they wanted to...

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