Financing Options and Tax Credit Workshop Angela Larraguibel January 23, 2015 Announcements, Startups Interactive Ontario is hosting a free one-day seminar focused on IDM tax credits and special funding programs – limited seating available. i-ON Regions launches in Kitchener-Waterloo on Jan. 28, 2015. Whether creating video games, transmedia, e-Learning, web series, mobile content or other IDM products, the challenge of obtaining financing is by far the most common barrier to the growth of Ontario’s IDM companies. Are you aware of the tax incentives that are available such as the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC) at a rate of up to 40% and the Federal Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Credit (SR&ED) at a rate of up to 35%? Is your company taking advantage of these incentives? At the second session, explore the various funding programs available to interactive media companies and learn tips and tricks that will ensure you’re submitting an air-tight application. Program administrators from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Canada Media Fund and the Bell Fund will be on hand to offer advice. This workshop will consist an in-depth and interactive discussion and analysis of these financing options, including the types of activities that they are intended to support and the impact it can have on your business. Schedule 9:00 – 9:30 am – Networking Breakfast 9:30 to 11:00 am – “Tax Credits IDM Creators Can’t Afford to Ignore” Panel with Q&A 11:00 to 11:30 am – Networking Coffee Break 11:30 to 1:00 pm – Funding Information Session 1:00 to 2:00 pm – Networking Lunch i-ON Regions – Kitchener-Waterloo January 28, 2015 9am-2pm Accelerator Centre (296 Hagey Blvd, 1st Floor, West Entrance, Waterloo) There is no cost to attend this event. Please click here to register.