ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 17, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that CompuSport Inc. has been granted financial assistance to carry out international commercialization activities.
"To help keep the Canadian economy competitive, the Government of Canada is committed to doing all it can to support enterprises that, like CompuSport Inc., are developing products that are not only innovative, but that are also competitive on external markets," said Minister Lebel.
A fledgling firm launched in 2011, CompuSport Inc. develops tournament and league management software for large-scale game tables (pool and darts). The company's products are accessible by Internet and target two main client groups: first, tournament organizers, then league managers and players/users, who subscribe to view their statistics in real time. In addition to offering online access and technical support, CompuSport develops applications that are compatible with mobile technologies like tablets and cellular telephones.
The financial assistance from Canada Economic Development will be used to support the commercialization of CompuSport's product in an innovative sector. The company's project is expected to help counter the exodus of young graduates from the region, maintain higher-knowledge jobs in the area and contribute to the diversification of Abitibi-Témiscamingue's enterprise base.
This assistance, granted in the form of a $215,300 repayable financial contribution, has been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.
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