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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 • 108 Ratings

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

    Xanadu’s Christian Weedbrook is raising another $200 million to build a quantum data centre

    Xanadu’s Christian Weedbrook is raising another $200 million to build a quantum data centre

    “We’ve been offered or at least suggested, ‘Why don’t you move your headquarters to the US?’ The only way we’ll move our headquarters outside of Toronto or Canada is if I get fired.”
    Christian Weedbrook, CEO and founder of Xanadu, joins to discuss his optimism in building a quantum unicorn in Canada, his hope of raising an all-Canadian round, and how it will help him get one step closer to a quantum data centre.
    Presented by the Master of Business Administration in Technology Leadership (Tech MBA) at Schulich School of Business. Gain a Competitive Edge. Design the future with Schulich’s Tech MBA.
     

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Gradient Ventures’ Darian Shirazi on where AI value will accrue

    Gradient Ventures’ Darian Shirazi on where AI value will accrue

    “I think that there are two types of investors right now. There are ones that are being thoughtful about it and steering clear of investments that could cause harm. And then there are some that are wading into them and don't care at all.”
    General partner Darian Shirazi joins to identify the AI moat, match the progress of AI with other tech eras, and differentiate Gradient Ventures from AI VCs who “don’t care at all.”
    Presented by Mantle: the Canadian-made, AI-powered equity management solution designed for modern founders and operators. Visit withmantle.com/betakit to get started. 
     

    • 51 min
    Tobi Lütke finally comes on the podcast

    Tobi Lütke finally comes on the podcast

    “I think ambition is a problem… Canada is a go-for-bronze culture, and that sucks.”
    Kinda. Presenting BetaKit chair Satish Kanwar’s fireside chat and AMA with Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke at the BetaKit Town Hall. The pair discuss the state of Canadian innovation, government and policy, and what comes next. With special guests from CDL, Ada, Knix, and Version One Ventures.
    Presented by the Master of Business Administration in Technology Leadership (Tech MBA) at Schulich School of Business. Gain a Competitive Edge. Design the future with Schulich’s Tech MBA.

    • 52 min
    How Simple Ventures plans to fill a Canadian entrepreneurship gap

    How Simple Ventures plans to fill a Canadian entrepreneurship gap

    “When you think about that shark American ethos, playing to win … but then also having the Canadian kindness, I think that’s where Canada and Canadians have a really big opportunity.”
    Simple Ventures CEO joins to discuss the motivations behind the launch of the venture studio, the power of geographical arbitrage, and the structural, cultural, and economic impediments to Canadian entrepreneurship.
    The BetaKit Podcast is presented by Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP. Osler, the leading law firm for startups, high growth companies and investors in Canada, has released its third annual study of 486 anonymized Canadian venture capital and growth equity financings.

    • 49 min
    Wealthsimple and Koho CEOs talk productivity, competition, and building

    Wealthsimple and Koho CEOs talk productivity, competition, and building

    “I think it would be a mistake if we make Canada even less competitive at such an incredibly important moment in time for us to embrace competition and productivity.” 
    Michael Katchen (Wealthsimple) and Daniel Eberhard (Koho) join BetaKit editor-in-chief Douglas Soltys for a wide-ranging conversation on Canada’s productivity, entrepreneurship, and competition crises. Financial innovation, open banking, Real-Time Rail, and capital gains taxes might also come up. Recorded live at INNOVATEwest.
    The BetaKit Podcast is presented by Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP. Osler, the leading law firm for startups, high growth companies and investors in Canada, has released its third annual study of 486 anonymized Canadian venture capital and growth equity financings.

    • 31 min
    #Budget2024 emergency pod

    #Budget2024 emergency pod

    “The reality is this government cannot execute.”
    Sound the alarm! Matt Roberts (CMD Capital) and Ben Bergen (CCI) join for an emergency #Budget2024 podcast to discuss the capital gains tax increase, Minister Freeland’s Friday meeting with tech leaders, and the level to which politics are intersecting with innovation policy.
    The BetaKit Podcast is presented by Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP. Osler, the leading law firm for startups, high growth companies and investors in Canada, has released its third annual study of 486 anonymized Canadian venture capital and growth equity financings.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 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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