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Spongelab Interactive brings gaming to classrooms

Alex Hayter is the Marketing Manager for Toronto-based startup SpongeLab Interactive: the Global Science Community.

Spongelab is a group of scientists, teachers, animators, artists, and programmers passionate about science education. They believe that cutting-edge technology and stunning interactive media should be available to everyone, regardless of fiscal constraints.

In this short conversation we learn more about:
1.) What is Spongelab Interactive?
2.) The value of games in the process of education via technology.

This is the second in a series of 4 interviews with people and companies in the gaming industry. For more information on GameConnect, follow #GCTO on Twitter.

Make sure you register for the GameConnect Panel on August 29th at Bento Miso.

Karim Kanji
Karim Kanjihttp://karimkanji.com
Karim Kanji is the Canadian Director of Social Media Strategy at iNvolved Media. iNvolved Media was purchased by Active International in 2015. Clients include popular food brands, technology brands and other CPG companies. Prior to joining iNvolved Media, Karim led the paid social media strategy for some of Canada's most popular CPG and confectionery brands for Catalyst/GroupM. Karim started in the social media space when he co-founded and was the President of THIRDOCEAN where he led the creation of digital content for companies including Scotiabank, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Microsoft, Wild Water Kingdom, Palomino Systems Inc. and Techvibes. Karim has also been recognized as a pioneer in podcasting having interviewed people such as such as federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, former MLSE boss Richard Peddie, TVO's Steve Paikin, Canadian serial angel investor Dr. Boris Wertz, HootSuite founder Ryan Holmes, Mathew Ingram, Mitch Joel from Mirium and many, many others. As a demonstration of thought leadership, Karim led the development and execution of reports discussing how technology and digital media have impacted industries such as retail, education, health, gaming, sports and banking.

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