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The BetaKit Podcast Channel features weekly podcasts discussing both Canadian tech and innovation, as well as global tech from a Canadian perspective.

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    • 4.6 • 103 Ratings

The BetaKit Podcast Channel features weekly podcasts discussing both Canadian tech and innovation, as well as global tech from a Canadian perspective.

    The one about the time Lloyed Lobo almost died

    The one about the time Lloyed Lobo almost died

    "There's no bigger board meeting than you staring in the face of death in the hospital. Death has all the leverage."

    Boast.AI co-founder and president Lloyed Lobo speaks candidly on what he's learned about the true cost of entrepreneurship after a near-death experience with COVID-19.

    Produced with support from TWG.

    • 37 min
    How vulnerable is Canada to cyberattacks?

    How vulnerable is Canada to cyberattacks?

    "I know how to take down the different systems that support a nation-state and make it look like it's somebody else's business."

    CybernetIQ founder and CEO Joe Cummins discusses the rise of cyberattacks against critical infrastructure, why that's the case, and Canada's level of preparedness to fend off attacks (spoiler: it's not good).

    Sponsored by The Diabetes App. Produced with support from TWG.

    • 55 min
    Raine Maida actually found a good use for Blockchain

    Raine Maida actually found a good use for Blockchain

    "I also love shipping product. These guys probably want to kill me most days."

    Our Lady Peace frontman and S!NG chief product officer Raine Maida talks NFTs, IP protection, and the future of music creation and ownership. Oh, and why Beeple didn't do the new music video.

    Sponsored by The Diabetes App. Produced with support from TWG.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Regulation prevents this Canadian startup from reducing farming herbicides by 90 percent

    Regulation prevents this Canadian startup from reducing farming herbicides by 90 percent

    "Thirty percent of input costs, every year, are chemical. In no other industry in the world should you have something representing 30 percent of your costs operate at something like an 80-90 percent inefficiency. It's mind-blowing."

    Precision.ai CEO Dan McCann joins to explain how his AgTech company is really a Cleantech company, and why well-intentioned federal regulations are preventing farmers from saving tons on herbicide use.

    Produced with support from TWG.

    • 38 min
    When will Canadian tech stop paying peanuts? (AMA episode)

    When will Canadian tech stop paying peanuts? (AMA episode)

    "Can we expect that Canadian tech will start paying talent what they're worth?"

    Co-hosts Douglas Soltys and Rob Kenedi are joined by producer Kattie Laur to answer listener questions about US companies nabbing Canadian talent; under-the-radar unicorns, what's happening in cleantech and healthtech; and employee mental health.

    Sponsored by Nugget.ai. Produced with support from TWG.

    • 47 min
    Ray Walia knows it's Vancouver tech's moment to lose

    Ray Walia knows it's Vancouver tech's moment to lose

    "This is not just at a federal or provincial level, it's also municipal. The City of Vancouver, in my nine years, hasn't done anything in the tech space."

    Launch Ventures CEO Ray Walia and VRARA Vancouver President Dan Burgar join to discuss Vancouver tech: with excitement, optimism, and perhaps a sense of foreboding.

    Sponsored by Nugget.ai. Produced with support from TWG.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

GabrielaGS_ ,

Highly recommend!

If you are interested in Canada’s tech sector, you better listen to this podcast. Love the interesting perspectives from leading players in Canada’s tech ecosystem from across the country.

Alivey1 ,

A “must listen” for startups & tech companies

Fantastic content - info that keeps me up-to-date on tech in Canada and worldwide. A fun cast of characters - keeps it fun every week!

Candidor15 ,

Great CANADIAN Content

I am so happy that I (finally)have found a tech podcast from a Canadian perspective. I was getting tired of all the US bull****. CanCon has great guest speakers who know what they are talking about and really help explain the different schools of thought regarding forms of technology. Love it!

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