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KPMG Lunch ‘n Learn – A Startup Success Story From Academy Award Winner Colin Doncaster

February 18, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Please join iF on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 for a unique learning and networking opportunity presented by KPMG. Enjoy a complimentary lunch while Colin Doncaster (Peregrine Labs) gives a behind the scenes look at the business of visual effects and animation. Colin will also discuss starting Peregrine Labs, lessons learned from building a customers base and brand on a global scale, and insights into earning his recent Academy Award.

Please join us in our Innovation Destination after our Lunch ‘n Learn for further discussion and dessert! 


These events are a great way to get out and network while enjoying a free lunch, and learning something new!


Tickets are limited so register today:


Lunch ‘n Learn Agenda

11:30am – noon – Lunch & Networking

Noon-1pm – Factory 5 and Keynote Presentation

1pm – 2pm – Dessert & Networking (at iF’s Innovation Destination)


About Colin Doncaster

Colin Doncaster (Peregine Labs) has worked in Visual Effects and Animation for over 17 years. He’s been credited on such films as Avatar, Harry Potter, Superman and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy with tenure at Electronic Arts working on next generation technology.

More recently an entrepreneurial hat has landed on Colin’s head and, along with a very fine partner, he has created Peregrine Visual Storytelling Ltd. Peregrine Visual Storytelling Ltd currently has two products being sold globally with clients that include Pixar, Lucasfilm, Sony, Disney and many more. The company’s goal is to continue to innovate digital storytelling and support those who inspire them.  


Factory 5: TBD


About Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory ( is a not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centre, located in Hamilton, ON committed to connecting and enabling active collaboration between the city’s communities of science, business, government, academia and finance to accelerate the innovation process and amplify economic and social impact of key new ideas and discoveries. Funded by the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), we are focused on strengthening the next generation of wealth and jobs generators.


About KPMG

KPMG International’s ( member firms have 140,000 accounting professionals, including more than 7,900 partners, in 146 countries. Their clients include business corporations, governments, and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations.



February 18, 2014
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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