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About Us

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Who We Are

The Transmedia Zone (TZ) is a hands-on, community-focused incubator that supports innovative storytelling across entertainment media platforms. We accept teams four times a year, in a cohort-based system.

Our approach is bespoke. Newly accepted teams receive their own customized incubation roadmap that is designed to work alongside the needs of others in the same cohort.

We’ve designed a holistic, creator-first exclusive program series crafted to help you take your project to the next level, covering essential topics including story structure, design thinking, lean startup, financing, pitching, discoverability, PR, and so much more, borrowing the best from the business world, and adapting it to make sense for creative pursuits.

For projects with a specific focus on either music or kids' content, we also have two internal incubators, the Music Den, external link and the Children's Media Lab, external link that provide specialized support in these areas.

  • Building out the storytelling aspects of your project
  • Access to filming and audio studios & recording equipment
  • Business and funding development and strategy
  • Discoverability strategy
  • A dedicated strategic advisor who will track your progress, help you set project milestones, connect you to resources, and help you attain your goals
  • Access to industry leading mentors
  • Exclusive creative industry workshops
  • A collaborative community of like-minded peers
  • Professional 24/7 workspace and space to meet with your team and clients
  • A downtown Toronto mailing address with mailbox service
  • Bookable event space
  • Extra help: the opportunity to take on an apprentice or associate in a mutually beneficial arrangement

Our Services

Dedicated Strategic Advisor to offer bespoke 1 on 1 guidance

Business and funding development and strategy programming

A collaborative community of like-minded peers

Access to industry leading mentors

Access to filming and audio studios & recording equipment

Startup at TZ

Startup Memberships

The Transmedia Zone is currently conducting our startup programs through the Recovery Cohort.

The Recovery Cohort, external link is an exciting, one-time incubator and accelerator program, designed to support creators, innovators, entrepreneurs and students in reimagining and reshaping the future of the creative industries, and contributing to the post-pandemic rebuild of the creative sectors.

Applications for the Fall Cohort is now closed. Stay tuned for announcements for the Winter Cohort applications!

Students at TZ

Student Memberships

The Transmedia Zone offers 4 student membership options through the Creative Innovation Studio Student memberships, external link.

Recovery and Development (R&D)
The Recovery and Development (R&D) membership is for students looking to radically design new ideas and businesses, focused on the theme of creative recovery.

Associate
Associates are students who get matched with part-time paid internship positions with start-ups at the Studio.

Apprentice 
Whether it’s internships or community hours, Apprentices gain hands-on experience and guidance to develop their skills and build their portfolio.

Fellow
Fellows are students volunteering with our media, design fabrication or music teams for a maximum of 4 hours/month.