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MediaSpark launches website to support Entrepreneurship around the world

Sydney, Nova Scotia, April 13, 2009 — MediaSpark Inc, an award-winning software development, publishing, and consulting company, announced the launch of EntreOasis: a groundbreaking social-networking website designed to support entrepreneurship activities around the globe — www.entreoasis.com

Internet pioneer and Fortune 100 company Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the founding sponsor of EntreOasis, bringing global connections and resources to this entrepreneurship initiative.

In creating a powerful new platform for nurturing businesses, EntreOasis merges two successful Internet concepts: a member-generated collection of entrepreneurship resources, and a global social-networking platform. The result is a one-stop-shop that provides practical information and networking for entrepreneurs around the world, and for those that support, encourage, and influence them.

With the EntreOasis, business owners, educators, economic development professionals, youth, adults, and parents can quickly and easily find what they need to ignite and nurture the entrepreneurial spark. This includes best practices, case studies, videos, podcasts, templates, lesson plans, simulations, and other resources sourced from around the world.

“The timing of this launch is significant,” says Mathew Georghiou, CEO of MediaSpark Inc. “The world needs entrepreneurs to help lead us out of this global recession and to create sustainable communities. But entrepreneurship education and support are highly fragmented. Finding the right people and resources to nurture entrepreneurship is far too difficult. We are pleased to be working with Cisco to offer a solution that will help change that.”

EntreOasis is a free Internet service. Users can correspond in the language(s) of their choice, contribute resources, or target audiences based on geography, language, or specific topics.

The EntreOasis was designed, produced, and is managed by MediaSpark Inc., producers and publishers of the acclaimed GoVenture Educational Games and Simulations.

Founding sponsor Cisco, through the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, is fostering entrepreneurship around the globe, with the EntreOasis being one of its partnership initiatives. Working with local public and private sector organizations, Cisco’s mission is to help communities and nations harness the power of entrepreneurship for economic and social prosperity.

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For more information, contact MediaSpark

About MediaSpark

MediaSpark is an award-winning software development, publishing, and consulting company. We apply the power of serious games and social networks to the subjects of business and money.

We help educators and trainers enhance their curricula. We make learning fun and experiential. We nurture entrepreneurs and those that influence them. We help organizations establish meaningful relationships with their employees and communities of interest.

We have been an industry pioneer for 15 years, designing, producing, and commercializing innovative solutions under our own brands or those of our clients. Our work is global and we impact people in all walks of life.

www.mediaspark.com

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) enables people to make powerful connections — whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible — providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.

www.cisco.com

The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute is focused on fostering entrepreneurship around the globe. Working with local public and private sector organizations, Cisco’s mission is to help communities and nations harness the power of entrepreneurship for economic and social prosperity.

www.ciscoinstitute.net

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