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June 2019 Issue


Team Highlights

Contraverse in Beijing, China
Josh Gonsalves, co-founder of Contraverse VR, pitched in China to top Venture Capitalists as part of Tsinghua University’s X-Labs President's Challenge. This was the first year that University X-Labs invited international teams to pitch, making Contraverse one of the very first teams outside of China to ever speak at this competition.
Treasured and Contraverse Participate at Collision
Transmedia Zone Team’s Contraverse and Treasured exhibited at Collision, the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. Collision attendees were able to learn about Contraverse’s innovative VR solutions for festivals, events and brand launches while Treasured shared a new interactive digital product that preserves family stories.

Podcast Success Story
The Transmedia Zone’s Alumni team, Inappropriate Questions Podcast, had an exciting past couple of weeks. Their podcast was recently featured on Apple Podcasts in both the “Staff Picks” and “New and Noteworthy Podcast” categories. They’ve also been most recently nominated for three awards at T.O. WebFest.
Scholarship Winners!
Congratulations to our scholarship winners! Mariana De Queiroz was awarded the Amanda Lang Scholarship for Innovation, and Janae Roomes and Sierra Nutkevitch were recipients of the David and Anna Bulmash Innovation Award.


Past Events

All-Star Showcase
The All-Star Showcase exhibited creative excellence in storytelling and provided a glimpse of the most compelling storytelling innovations in digital media and the creative industries. Industry members and students heard insights and explored exhibits from four of our immersive and entrepreneurial teams including Science Everwhere!, Sensaride, Kariakoo and Inappropriate Questions Podcast

Our Community

The Transmedia Zone's New Location at 110 Bond
The Transmedia Zone along with the Fashion Zone and Design Fabrication Zone have officially relocated to our new space at the Creative Innovation Studio at 110 Bond Street. We would love to have you come and visit!  


“What happens when anyone with a few minutes to spare can create an incriminating, career-ruining video of an opponent?” 

Read more here.

Article by Michael Smilovitch, Transmedia Zone Member & Founder of BirdQuest

Upcoming Events

June 6th: Music Den x Drew Yorke Show Present: Joyia

June 4th: Shopify 101: How to Start Selling Your Product

Industry Trends & News

Oculus Quest Review: TechRadar

With Oculus Quest now available in 22 countries, this review explores the advantages of the wireless more affordable option and how it compares to other VR products. Read TechRadar's review on the Oculus Quest here.

New Hack Makes Capturing Data More Efficient

Entrepreneurs, check out this new tool that allows you to turn any paper based graph or data instantly into an excel spreadsheet. Read more here.


How to Hire Great Employees for Your Startup

Hiring employees for startups is undeniably difficult. “Here’s how to find, hire and keep great employees for your startup.”
Article by Mile Živković

UX Design Project Checklist

Discover a helpful resource and simplified checklist of ‘all things UX’ for UX designers.

UX Project Checklist by Andrea Soverini

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