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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.

    #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
    What made you first love tech?

    What made you first love tech?

    “I think what we're trying to do here is maybe celebrate and acknowledge all pathways into tech. Whatever sparked the inspiration.”
    Co-hosts Rob and Douglas peel back the curtain to reveal the gadgets, media, and moments that inspired their love of tech. Come, witness the retelling of their Immaculate Tech Conceptions while reliving your own on this full-blown nostalgia pod!
    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.

    • 58 min
    Is Québec Canada’s quantum province?

    Is Québec Canada’s quantum province?

    “The quantum computer itself, the one that we would classify as sexy … has such a huge disruptive potential that we cannot really comprehend how much of an effect it's going to have.”
    Fresh off a $20 million fund close, Quantacet managing partner Martin Laforest joins to discuss quantum tech’s “degrees of sexiness,” its path to commercialization, Québec’s commitment to quantum innovation, and why it’s centred in the city of Sherbrooke.
    Presented by Mantle: the Canadian-made, AI-powered equity management solution designed for modern founders and operators. Visit withmantle.com/betakit to get started. 

    • 58 min
    Can video games teach kids math?

    Can video games teach kids math?

    “I deeply want to solve the challenges in education. I think what we have is a current educational system is really not working.”
    Mobius Math Club co-founder Steven Woods (ex-Eloqua, Oracle, and Benevity) explains how video games are actually a great educational tool, and why taking venture capital won’t help him scale.
    Presented by Mastercard Canada: watch Mastercard Canada's Darrell MacMullin and BetaKit’s Douglas Soltys explore emerging tech’s impact on the future of financial innovation in a BetaKit Live fireside conversation.

    • 55 min
    Cory Doctorow’s new tech crime thriller takes us back to the days of Yahoo!

    Cory Doctorow’s new tech crime thriller takes us back to the days of Yahoo!

    “The thing that makes noir fiction noir is the detective is presented as an unlicensed cop who goes to the places the cops can’t go and asks the questions the cops can’t ask to solve the crimes the cops can’t solve. But by the end, he is reminded very forcefully that these were in fact places the cops didn’t want to go.”
    Canadian journalist and author Cory Doctorow joins to discuss his new tech crime thriller The Bezzle, and how understanding the early Web 2.0 era can show us both where we are and where we’re going.
    Sponsored by Mastercard Canada. On March 27, join Mastercard Canada’s SVP of Product and Solutions, Darell MacMullin, for a BetaKit Live fireside conversation to discuss how emerging tech, open banking, and evolving cybersecurity challenges are set to impact the future of financial innovation.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Alexis Gay is (still) the funniest person in tech

    Alexis Gay is (still) the funniest person in tech

    "One of the things that's funniest in tech is the complete and utter lack of self-awareness."
    The BetaKit Podcast is off for March Break. If you're anything like us, right now you might need a welcome distraction from the joys of family. Enter comedian and podcaster Alexis Gay, who joins to share her transition from working in tech to creating content that perfectly articulates the absurdities of working in tech.
    Sponsored by DiscoveryX Conference—Ontario’s premier innovation event, April 17 & 18. Also sponsored by the Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MEIE) Program at Toronto Metropolitan University—learn how MEIE can help accelerate your career or bring your startup idea to life.
    Original air date: October 21, 2022.

    • 47 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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