Interactive Ontario (IO) in partnership with The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, announce the launch of EDGE: Education for Digital and Games Entrepreneurs.
The goal of EDGE is to help grow the interactive digital media industry by providing in-depth business knowledge to video game entrepreneurs. EDGE will provide the training needed to make key business decisions and will teach entrepreneurs skills in training, leadership and administration. It will pilot in the spring with a full launch in the fall of 2011. The funding for the EDGE project was underwritten by Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
Ryerson University is implementing initiatives to become Toronto’s digital hub. With the launch of the Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ) in April of 2010, two businesses have already graduated the space and more than 20 businesses are currently being incubated.
Worldwide, the gaming industry is expected to grow 9.1 percent annually. Canada will benefit from this boom with profits estimated to be in excess of $346 million in 2012.