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CanCon Podcast

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CanCon Podcast
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The CanCon Podcast is a weekly podcast covering important Canadian tech news, as well as some global tech topics from a Canadian perspective!

Latest Episodes

2019 Canadian tech predictions

Patrick provides a recap of his first-ever Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and then the team dives into their 2019 tech predictions. The results may surprise you! Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Kids" by PUP Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

46 MINJAN 28
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2019 Canadian tech predictions

Why Canadian developers are pissed at Facebook

Sage Franch (Crescendo) and Rohan Nair (Highline BETA) join to explain why the recent (and continual) Facebook revelations have the two developers so upset - and why they don't know what to do about it. A special conversation about developer ethics ensues. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Everything You've Done Wrong" by Sloan Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

58 MINJAN 6
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Why Canadian developers are pissed at Facebook

Your holiday tech wishlist

CanCon provides the top list of tech you should be asking for this holiday season... or giving to others, if that's your thing. Plus: Shopify takes a big slice out of Black Friday as Canadians transition away from Boxing Day shopping. Plus plus: Douglas' Black Friday 'horror story'.

58 MIN2018 DEC 17
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Your holiday tech wishlist

Canadian tech is leaving money on the table

Erin Bury lists the grants Canadian entrepreneurs could and should be using (with some pro tips). ScaleUP Ventures partner Matt Roberts joins to answer the question 'when is it wrong for an investor to ask a company to sell?' following BetaKit's exclusive on the curfuffle around EVP and Uken Games. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Canada in my Pocket" by Michael Mitchell / "Coins" by Tri Angels Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

52 MIN2018 DEC 3
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Canadian tech is leaving money on the table

Why did 500 Canadians fly to Lisbon in November?

200 of those Canadians were part of a tech delegation to Web Summit. BetaKit tagged along. Hear from delegates from Jauntin', RBC, and the City of Toronto on why heading to Lisbon was so important, and what it means for Collision in Canada in 2019. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Flying" by Bryan Adams Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

40 MIN2018 NOV 20
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Why did 500 Canadians fly to Lisbon in November?

Is wearable tech back?

Two Canadian wearable tech companies - InteraXon and Thalmic/North - have survived the tech hype cycle to release new products. Wearables expert Tom Emrich joins to explain why hardware startups are the hardest startups. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Quite Like You" by Andy Shauf Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

75 MIN2018 NOV 12
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Is wearable tech back?

Can Canada compete globally in food tech?

HelloFresh has acquired Chefs Plate. Ritual has raised the cash to go big-time. Can Canada compete at food tech? Urbery founder Mudit Rawat joins to answer the question. Plus: our favourite food apps! Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "A Thousand Ways" by Steve St. Pierre Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

45 MIN2018 OCT 29
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Can Canada compete globally in food tech?

Is Canada fine with being the world's tech branch plant?

USMCA is the new NAFTA, raising old concerns about Canadian tech as a 'branch plant' economy. Why is everyone angrily yelling in The Globe and Mail? We provide three reasons (no, it's not all about IP). Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Valley Boy" by Wolf Parade Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

47 MIN2018 OCT 15
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Is Canada fine with being the world's tech branch plant?

Is your tech company slowly killing you?

Why everyone listening to this podcast should read James Wallace's story about how running his tech company almost killed him. Tech reporter Josh McConnell also joins to explain why people keep referencing our FOMO episode after Apple's new phone announcements. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "The Silence Came After" by Claude Munson Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

49 MIN2018 SEP 27
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Is your tech company slowly killing you?

Why smart cities need HEART

Futurist Nikolas Badminton joins to explain the elements required in the smart cities of the future, while evaluating the political and practical tensions surrounding the smart cities currently being built - like the Sidewalk Toronto Quayside project. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Modern World" by Wolf Parade Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

46 MIN2018 SEP 17
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Why smart cities need HEART

Latest Episodes

2019 Canadian tech predictions

Patrick provides a recap of his first-ever Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and then the team dives into their 2019 tech predictions. The results may surprise you! Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Kids" by PUP Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

46 MINJAN 28
Comments
2019 Canadian tech predictions

Why Canadian developers are pissed at Facebook

Sage Franch (Crescendo) and Rohan Nair (Highline BETA) join to explain why the recent (and continual) Facebook revelations have the two developers so upset - and why they don't know what to do about it. A special conversation about developer ethics ensues. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Everything You've Done Wrong" by Sloan Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

58 MINJAN 6
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Why Canadian developers are pissed at Facebook

Your holiday tech wishlist

CanCon provides the top list of tech you should be asking for this holiday season... or giving to others, if that's your thing. Plus: Shopify takes a big slice out of Black Friday as Canadians transition away from Boxing Day shopping. Plus plus: Douglas' Black Friday 'horror story'.

58 MIN2018 DEC 17
Comments
Your holiday tech wishlist

Canadian tech is leaving money on the table

Erin Bury lists the grants Canadian entrepreneurs could and should be using (with some pro tips). ScaleUP Ventures partner Matt Roberts joins to answer the question 'when is it wrong for an investor to ask a company to sell?' following BetaKit's exclusive on the curfuffle around EVP and Uken Games. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Canada in my Pocket" by Michael Mitchell / "Coins" by Tri Angels Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

52 MIN2018 DEC 3
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Canadian tech is leaving money on the table

Why did 500 Canadians fly to Lisbon in November?

200 of those Canadians were part of a tech delegation to Web Summit. BetaKit tagged along. Hear from delegates from Jauntin', RBC, and the City of Toronto on why heading to Lisbon was so important, and what it means for Collision in Canada in 2019. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Flying" by Bryan Adams Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

40 MIN2018 NOV 20
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Why did 500 Canadians fly to Lisbon in November?

Is wearable tech back?

Two Canadian wearable tech companies - InteraXon and Thalmic/North - have survived the tech hype cycle to release new products. Wearables expert Tom Emrich joins to explain why hardware startups are the hardest startups. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Quite Like You" by Andy Shauf Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

75 MIN2018 NOV 12
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Is wearable tech back?

Can Canada compete globally in food tech?

HelloFresh has acquired Chefs Plate. Ritual has raised the cash to go big-time. Can Canada compete at food tech? Urbery founder Mudit Rawat joins to answer the question. Plus: our favourite food apps! Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "A Thousand Ways" by Steve St. Pierre Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

45 MIN2018 OCT 29
Comments
Can Canada compete globally in food tech?

Is Canada fine with being the world's tech branch plant?

USMCA is the new NAFTA, raising old concerns about Canadian tech as a 'branch plant' economy. Why is everyone angrily yelling in The Globe and Mail? We provide three reasons (no, it's not all about IP). Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Valley Boy" by Wolf Parade Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

47 MIN2018 OCT 15
Comments
Is Canada fine with being the world's tech branch plant?

Is your tech company slowly killing you?

Why everyone listening to this podcast should read James Wallace's story about how running his tech company almost killed him. Tech reporter Josh McConnell also joins to explain why people keep referencing our FOMO episode after Apple's new phone announcements. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "The Silence Came After" by Claude Munson Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

49 MIN2018 SEP 27
Comments
Is your tech company slowly killing you?

Why smart cities need HEART

Futurist Nikolas Badminton joins to explain the elements required in the smart cities of the future, while evaluating the political and practical tensions surrounding the smart cities currently being built - like the Sidewalk Toronto Quayside project. Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Modern World" by Wolf Parade Ad music: "Dreams" by Joakim Karud

46 MIN2018 SEP 17
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Why smart cities need HEART