November 1, 2012 - BrandMetal & GoVenture World

 

BrandMetal & GoVenture World

Thursday, November 1, 2012
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre (map)

 

Being broadcast live via our YouTube Channel: (link)

 

Guest:  Mathew Georghiou

At the November TecSocial, Mathew Georghiou will provide an overview of two of his most recent projects.  The first is his new company BrandMetal, the second is GoVenture World.

BrandMetal helps companies transform their brand message or logo into a premium metal sign or work of art. It was born of a need that Mathew experienced himself when wanting to represent his MediaSpark brand in signs and gifts.  The company's website shows some great examples of what is possible, and that's what led to them being awarded the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Award for "Innovation & Technology".

GoVenture World is a massively multiplayer online game with a theme of business and entrepreneurship.  This ground breaking product combines elements from the already well known concepts of virtual worlds (World of Warcraft), social gaming (Zynga), simulation, casual gaming, collaboration and just-in-time mini-course delivery, all with the foundation of learning.  While the product is not formally launched as yet, the company is gaining some recognition for the work it's doing.  GoVenture World was recently selected as the 50 brightest new startups around the world.  The GEW 50 list identifies startups with high-growth potential competing in the Startup Open Competition.  The 50 finalists hail from 17 countries.

Mathew is the founder of MediaSpark Inc.  For over a decade, Mathew has designed educational software simulations, mobile games, board games and card games, covering subjects in entrepreneurship, business, marketing, personal finance, investing, healthcare and more.  Mathew has previously worked as an engineer with IBM where his accomplishments included a national IBM award for innovation.  He has an Electrical/Computer Engineering degree from Dalhousie University and 20 years of experience designing technology-enabled products.  You can view his LinkedIn profile here

TecSocial is a monthly meeting for those with an interest in technology and entrepreneurship. It is a free event and is open to the public.  A cash bar will be available and door prizes and appetizers (limited quantities) are compliments of our partners, Innovacorp and Membertou Trade & Convention Centre.