Siggraph 2011 : Vancouver

Posted on December 21st, 2007 in CG Community by Marc Bourbonnais


Title says all. It was announced today that Vancouver will be hosting the 2011 Siggraph conference. Pretty big news, this will be the first North American Siggraph outside the US. Congratulation to everyone in Vancouver!

From the office of the Minister of the Economic Development Agency

Posted on September 5th, 2007 in Entrepreneurship, The Company by Marc Bourbonnais


Note: Oops, the loan comes from the Department of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. Honest mistake, it’s the same Minister… My apologies to Canada Economic Development.

We just received confirmation of financial support from the federal Minister of Labour of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec for our start-up. The Minister himself called me last Saturday with the news as I was frantically working on our first contract, alone in our offices. Needless to say I was caught a little bit off-guard. I hope I remembered to say ‘Thank you’.

Even if this contribution is a loan and not a grant, it is a huge step, as it adds a lot of credibility to our venture. Complete trust from our creditors is essential during our first months; this news comes at a perfect time.