​Enterprising Culture

Overview
Partners
Program
Venue & Event Details
Cultural Start-Up Award Finalists

The first Franco-Canadian Cultural and Creative Industry Forum in Toronto

September 28 to 29, 2016, Corus Quay Atrium

Enterprising Culture is an international meeting that will provide opportunities for unique discussions and exchanges between Canadian and French stakeholders and startups from the cultural, creative, and media industries.


ABOUT THE EVENT

A binational and cross-sector event involving debates, keynotes, and pitching sessions, the Franco-Canadian Cultural and Creative Industry Forum (“Enterprising Culture”) will be a field for reflection and exploring the economic dimension of culture. Enterprising Culture aims to be a place for concrete proposals, unique networking opportunities for startups coming from France and Canada, and a place to learn about key trends in these innovative markets. High-level Canadian and French experts and influencers from the fields of culture, innovation and economy will have the opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to creative industries and cultural enterprises.


WHO WILL ATTEND?
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Founders
  • CEOs
  • Investors
  • Writers
  • Professors
  • Film directors
  • Philosophers
  • Politicians
  • Students
  • Representatives of creative and cultural industries

FOUNDING PARTNER:

Partners




The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) is an internationally acclaimed digital media think tank and award-winning production facility. It provides a unique research, training and production environment for digital media content developers and practitioners, as well as acceleration programs and services for digital entertainment start-ups and related SMEs. Program participants have emerged as leaders in the world of digital media, producing groundbreaking projects and innovative, sustainable companies for the digital and virtual age. CFC Media Lab is funded in part by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.






IDEABOOST is a business accelerator with a difference – a bootcamp for technology companies that want to achieve success and scale in the media and entertainment ecosystem. An initiative of the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, in partnership with Corus Entertainment, IDEABOOST provides high-potential Canadian startups with seed investment, mentorship, and access to its network, including investors, customers, and partners across the world through the Global Accelerator Network. IDEABOOST is funded in part by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. 










The Forum d’Avignon is a think-tank supported by public- and private-sector partners whose goal is to expand the connections between the respective worlds of culture, the economy, and innovation by proposing avenues for reflection at the international, European, and local levels. Since its creation in 2007, the Forum d’Avignon and its partners have organized 14 international meetings: six in Avignon, five in Germany, one in Spain, one in Paris, one in Bordeaux. It has also conducted 35 international studies that went on to be published in three particular areas of focus: innovation and digital technology; financing, economic models, and tax policy; and territorial attractiveness. The last international meetings took place in Bordeaux on March 31 st and April 1st, 2016, focused on the theme of “Enterprising Culture”, including the first award for cultural and creative start-ups. These international meetings are attended by 400 people of 30 different nationalities: artists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, political leaders, academics, and students. In addition to these international meetings, the think tank organizes roughly 20 debates over the course of the year.



The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada works through the five Consulates to implement a cultural policy that focuses on three principal areas: inter-university cooperation, cultural cooperation, and French-language initiatives. Canada and France develop a significant partnership in cultural and digital fields.


BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

Program

Agenda at a Glance

*This schedule is subject to change and times may vary slightly


Wednesday, September 28, 2016.


16:30

Doors Open and Registration



18:00

IDEABOOST Cohort 5 Launch Pad 2016 



18:05


PITCH: NAVI


Marylin Ma - Co-Founder, CEO
Adeel Zaman - Founder, CTO


18:15


PITCH: BigTerminal


Nick Dyment - Director of Business Development and Operations


18:25


PITCH: Repable


Heather Anne Carson - Co-founder
Sean Power - Co-founder


18:35


PITCH: Madlipz


Amir Alikhanzadeh - Co-founder / CEO
Shahed Doroudi - Co-founder
Ali Afshar - Co-founder


18:45


PITCH: PinchVR


Milan Baic - Founder


18:55


PITCH: SAM


James A. Neufeld - Founder


19:05

Wrap IDEABOOST Cohort 5 Launch Pad       

Host: Arisa Cox

FROM ACCELERATION - TO - COMMERCIALIZATION  



19:15

Canada-France/A Shared Destiny: Putting Together New Business and Traditional Cultural Savoir-Faire


Speaker:

Bruno Perrin, Partner, EY


19:35

Enterprising Culture Networking Reception presented by BNP Paribas


Speakers:

Monique Vialatou, CEO, BNP Paribas Canada


20:30

Close Day 1 





Thursday, September 29, 2016


8:30

Doors Open & Registration 


9:00

Opening Remarks

Host:
Arisa Cox


Speakers:

Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre 
Marc Trouyet, Consul général of France in Toronto 


9:10

Ontario's Role in Culture 


Speaker: 
Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport


9:25

Keynote: At the Intersection of Art, Culture & Technology


Speaker:
Dr. Sara Diamond, President, OCAD



9:50

Round 1 Showcase/Judging

Wondereur


Sophie Perceval - Co-founder
Olivier Berger - Co-founder


10:00

Artips


Jean Perret - Co-founder / CEO
Coline Debayle - Co-founder /President


10:10

Coffee & Networking 



11:15

Round 2 Showcase/Judging

Delight


Eric De Rugy - Co-founder / CEO
Marc Gonnet


11:25



Videogami


Juan Gonzalez - Founder, CEO
Shawn Pratt - Business Development


11:35

Keynote: News & Tech, Lessons from the Front Line 


Speaker:

Dr. Darren Wershler, Concordia University Research Chair of Media and Contemporary Literature


11:55

Round 3 Showcase/Judging 
Vubble


Tessa Sproule - Co-Founder, CEO
Katie MacGuire - Co-Founder, COO


12:05



SAM


James A. Neufeld - Founder


12:15

Lunch & Networking



13:45

The Audience Already Knows. How Community- and Data-Driven Storytelling is Changing the Global Entertainment Industry


Speaker:
Aron Levitz, Head of Wattpad Studios


14:05

Round 4 Showcase/Judging
Gepeto


Ram Puvanesasingham - Founder
Kabir Bhola - Co-founder


14:15

Editions Animees


Claire Fay - Founder


14:25


Coffee & Networking



15:20

Round 5 Showcase/Judging
Soundsgood


Josquin Farge 



15:30

Jamshake


Thomas Bouhier - President
Remi Sico


15:45

AWE


Srinivas Krishna - Founder and CEO
Perry Voulgaris - VP Business Development


15:55

New Tools for Cultural Entrepreneurship

Speaker:
Steven Hearn, Chief Executive, Scintillo Group 


16:15

 

16:20

Cultural Start-up Award Winner Speeches


16:30

Close Day 2


Venue & Event Details

Interested in Attending Enterprising Culture?

WHERE:

Corus Quay Atrium
Corus Quay
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 0B5


DATES & TIMES:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spaces are limited and by invite only. If you’re interested in reserving your spot to “Enterprising Culture” please email info@ideaboost.ca. 


Cultural Start-Up Award Finalists

Canadian Finalists

A ground-breaking cultural platform capturing the creative process of the most inspiring artists worldwide and providing exclusive access to their work.



A multichannel content platform that delivers interactive, location-based augmented and virtual reality entertainment to mobile users on the go.  




Next-generation storytelling that unlocks kids’ creative potential. Using a tablet, children can create animated stories by using intuitive puppet gestures.  


Tailored video playlists, personalized for your brand. Vubble curates video feeds for people, businesses and organizations. 


Enables content producers and broadcasters to clip the best moments from their live events and create highlights optimized for mobile audiences in real-time.


A specialized Content Management System used by prominent global news and media organizations to create and publish social media-based content. 





French Finalists



Cross-platform playlist-curation service for influencers to spread playlists everywhere, as well as convert across music platforms.


A digital marketing platform for live entertainment professionals to optimize both the production and marketing of live entertainment.




A free, quick and easy tool for subscribers to compose and collaborate online with musicians globally.



A colouring book tool that allows child artists to morph into film directors by turning their pictures into animated films.



Short and sweet stories about different artists and artworks delivered to over 300,000 subscribers three times weekly across mobile platforms.