Press Release: Storybilder To Join Inaugural Spark Cohort At The Banff Media Festival

StoryBilder joins the first cohort of the Banff Spark Accelerator program, which provides education and opportunity for women-owned media businesses at the Banff Media Festival.

(TORONTO, ON, March 3, 2020)  StoryBilder will join the inaugural 2020 Banff Spark Accelerator, a program designed to support women-owned media businesses in conjunction with the Banff Media Festival. The Banff Spark Accelerator seeks to address the historical gender-gap in media-related business. The program will include specialized training, mentorship and a dedicated programming stream in Banff in June, in addition to opportunities to meet with potential investors.

“I am thrilled to be included in this cohort of exceptional women whose companies are transforming the media industry,” says StoryBilder founder Tanya Gough. “As we prepare to launch StoryBilder publicly, the Banff Spark Accelerator provides much needed resources and support.”

As a creative writing platform, StoryBilder’s focus on narrative structure is adaptable to a range of media formats, including scriptwriting, games, and transmedia storytelling. The platform also combines traditional story formats with an experimental and adaptive play space ethos, making it particularly suitable to support story development in an age defined by rapidly changing technologies and distribution channels.

Earlier this year, Gough successfully completed the Fierce Founders Bootcamp offered by Communitech, a public-private innovation hub based in Waterloo Region that supports a community of more than 1400 companies — from startups to scale-ups to large global players.

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About StoryBilder

Based in Toronto, Ontario, StoryBilder is a visualization and idea-generating platform that transforms the way you write by making writing interactive, collaborative and social. The platform combines education and creativity tools in a framework that helps guide both new and experienced writers, offers suggestions and discovery tools to help overcome writer’s block, and a flexible work environment that provides as much (or as little) structure as the author needs.  Learn more at

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Tanya Gough, Founder
StoryBilder, Ltd.