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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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Transitioning from Pitch Project to Start-Up with Quupe: the Shared Economy Platform

Nov 8, 2016 By Chris Sroka

In the third semester of the MDM program, students can decide to pitch an idea for their own project they would like to work on and spend 13 weeks bringing that idea to fruition. For many these students, it’s the first time they get the experience of working on their own to determine...

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Students Learn Entrepreneurship with Student-Pitched Projects

Jun 14, 2016 By Crissy Campbell

A sharing-economy app that connects lenders with borrowers of household goods, a wearable toy for toddlers that enhances their motor and intellectual development, a 3D simulation game that lets players construct and program behavior for robots—these are the digital media products some...

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Gerri Sinclair Award Winners on Starting Their Own Business

Jan 30, 2014 By Crissy Campbell

This year’s Gerri Sinclair Award winners are Henrique Arrais, Bony Banerjee, Russell Kentish and Bettsina Walkinson for their startup company Orbits, a digital workplace where teams can manage ideas. The Gerri Sinclair Award is given out every year to a student or group of students in...

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New Entrepreneur in Residence Program

Oct 30, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

The Centre for Digital Media is happy to announce our new Entrepreneur in Residence program. Supported by funding from the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) , the program will help MDM alumni-created startup companies as well as early-stage...

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Interview: MDM Alumni Startup Aims to Humanize Technology

Jul 25, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

Three Master of Digital Media alumni formed H+ Technology last August, with the aim to "Humanize Technology." The company creates interactive digital displays, such as 360 degree 3D visualizations and gesture-based systems, for public places, like malls, airports, trade shows and real...

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Alumni Launch Educational App for English Learners

Jun 12, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

V7 Entertainment, a Vancouver start-up company by MDM Alumni, launched a new app last week called English Pup. English Pup is a 3D educational app for kids who are learning English, that features games and various activities that teach English vocabulary, pronunciation and spelling...

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MDM Alumni Entrepreneurs Present at CDM’s Open House

May 31, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

On Wednesday night, we hosted an Open House here at the Centre for Digital Media. The focus of the evening was how an MDM degree helped two alumni create and build their companies. People interested in the program, along with current students, alumni, faculty and staff, got together to...

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