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August 2019 Issue


Team Highlights

The GIST Accepted into Techstars
We are excited to announce that Transmedia Zone team The GIST was chosen as one of 11 startups around the world to join the prestigious Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs powered by Techstars Accelerator program in Philadelphia! Well done to founders Roslyn McLarty, Jacie deHoop and Ellen Hyslop for all of your hard work! 
BirdQuest VR Presents to the Italian Cultural Institute
Transmedia Zone team BirdQuest VR had the opportunity to present their innovative virtual reality game to the Italian Cultural Institute! We loved welcoming them into our space.
The GIST on CTV and CBC
The GIST has been featured on multiple news networks to discuss the exposure of female athletes and their corresponding pay. Check them out below:
CTV News Live
CBC the National
CBC website article

LUCID in Belgium
Congratulations to Transmedia Zone team, LUCID who is the winner of the WMT19 Pitch Competition! LUCID had the opportunity to travel to the Wallifornia MusicTech and gaming hub based in Liège, Belgium with the Music Den to present their innovative systems that are capable of individualizing music and immersive environments in real-time.

Past Events

Transmedia Zone hosts HEC Toronto Creative Tour

We loved showing off the creative side of Toronto to our friends from Mosaic HEC Montreal as part of their summer school with Ryerson FCAD and The Creative Innovation Studio.

Transmedia Zone holds "Designing Winning Stories" workshop for HEC participants

We had a lot of fun holding our “Designing Winning Stories” workshop as apart of Mosaic and HEC Montreal’s “Summer School On Management of Creativity” Toronto chapter! We challenged participants to determine how to share their story across multiple platforms including social, media engagement & live events for a specific niche audience.

User Testing

We loved hosting our second User Testing session at the Transmedia Zone! 

Team Led Workshops


Treasured shared some VR best practices as well as taught participants how to map out their VR Blueprint.

Mum's the Word led an informative workshop on finding money to fund your projects.

Transmedia Zone Studio Manager Kate Mckenzie provided tools, tips, and hacks to managing your creative projects.

Our Community

Team Tuesdays: What helped Science Everywhere succeed?
Anthony Morgan, Creative Producer and Founder of science entertainment company Science Everywhere discusses his experience working out of the Transmedia Zone and his process for delivering live science experiences for television, cultural institutions, social media and digital media.
Transmedia Zone teams attend Startupfest in Montreal

Three of our teams (Sensaride, Medistream, and Origins) had the opportunity to attend Startupfest in Montreal for free on behalf of the Transmedia Zone and Digital Media Zone.

Upcoming Events

August 8: User Testing Session
August 12: Transmedia Zone Digital Showcase
August 15: Transmedia Zone Story Session
August 20: Transmedia Zone Applications Open

August 21: Data Science Dojo "AI for Social Good" 
August 22: Leaders Lunch



CMF and DHX Announce Funding for Kids' and Family Content Development

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and DHX Media have just launched a program to support the development of Canadian kids’ and family content and half of the program’s funds are being reserved for women-led projects. Applications are due by November 1, 2019. If your team meets their criteria, we encourage you to apply!
Visual Planning Tool for Instagram

Planoly is a wonderful platform where you can visually plan, manage, and schedule your Instagram posts! Planoly is great because it can help you to create a more cohesive Instagram feed that abides to your brand aesthetic.

Industry Trends & News


Put these keywords in your YouTube video title if you want more views

Instagram Engagement Report: What Your Company Needs to Know for 2019

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