Supiki Secures Funding Through Canada Media Fund
July 04, 2011
VANCOUVER, BC - Supiki™, a conversational English learning application developed by LinguaComm Enterprises Inc., announced receiving a significant monetary boost from the Canada Media Fund (CMF) to help accelerate its production efforts.
Supiki was chosen as one of 25 Canadian projects in production to receive funding from the CMF. The CMF's belief in Supiki's promising future potential is evident in the fact that its non-equity investment in Supiki was the second highest made by the CMF in British Columbia.
Projects within the CMF were evaluated and granted funding by demonstrating extraordinary excellence in innovation, production team, business plan and distribution strategy. According to the CMF, the innovation and production team criteria were assessed by a jury of highly accredited Canadian and international industry specialists: Frank Boyd (London, UK), Gina Desjardins (Montreal), Dre Labre (Toronto), Lucie Lalumiere (Toronto), Frederik Lesage (London, UK), Michael J. Sikorsky (Calgary).
According to Kosta ChatziSpiros, chief executive officer and co-founder of LinguaComm "The Supiki team is very honored and excited that CMF has decided to invest in us. The interest and support we have received to grow Supiki into a world class consumer application, has provided our whole team with a validation like no other: the hard work we have invested in developing Supiki has been worth every minute!". Dr. Julie Zilber, president and co-founder, adds "We are proud that CMF is helping accelerate Supiki's content development effort, while encouraging innovation in our sector as a whole."
Since 2006, LinguaComm Enterprises Inc. has been focused on intelligent voice-centric applications. Supiki, the world's first conversational 'smart' app developed by LinguaComm, allows users to practice and improve their conversational English on a smartphone. Integrating voice-recognition technologies with innovative technical design, Supiki simulates real life conversations to provide a fun, low-cost learning experience. Content for Supiki was developed with the support of Canada Media Fund.
To Find Out More About Canada Media Fund visit www.cmf-fmc.ca
June De La Paz