100 episodes

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

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    • 4.6 • 103 Ratings

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

    Why Heirlume wants to become the GoDaddy of trademark registration

    Why Heirlume wants to become the GoDaddy of trademark registration

    "It's hearing those stories of small business owners literally losing everything overnight... that prompted me to look at ways of leveraging technology to solve this problem for them."

    Heirlume co-founder and CEO Julie MacDonell explains the Byzantine process of trademark registration, the potential risks for startups, and the importance of building diverse companies.

    Sponsored by Xero. Produced with support from TWG

    • 51 min
    How Neo Financial plans to take on the Big Five banks from Calgary

    How Neo Financial plans to take on the Big Five banks from Calgary

    "When you look at the Big Five banks today, they all have the same technology stack, the same products, the same features, and the same fees. There isn't truly competition."

    Neo Financial co-founder and CEO Andrew Chau talks Open Banking, financial innovation, and how he plans to compete with the Big Five banks (and Wealthsimple).

    Sponsored by Xero. Produced with support from TWG.

    • 52 min
    How Canadian tech companies go public

    How Canadian tech companies go public

    "There's an administrative burden to being a public company that I think most private companies don't necessarily appreciate."

    Will Shaw, partner and leader of the Toronto Emerging Technology practice group at Fasken, explains the process of going public for Canadian tech companies.

    Sponsored by Xero. Produced with support from TWG

    • 54 min
    Why banks and VCs are optimistic about 2021 | Black Swan #52

    Why banks and VCs are optimistic about 2021 | Black Swan #52

    "I am shocked at how fast it's happening... If you're not in early, you're not in."

    Matt Golden (Golden Ventures) and Paul Parisi (SVB) join to unpack a bonkers Q1 2021, and what rising numbers across the board might mean for Canadian tech.

    Sponsored by Xero. Produced with support from TWG.

    • 44 min
    The startup powering pandemic food deliveries explains the rise of ghost kitchens | Black Swan #51

    The startup powering pandemic food deliveries explains the rise of ghost kitchens | Black Swan #51

    "We've seen a lot of restaurants developing virtual brands."

    Deliverect's Jerome Laredo and Noah Hayes explain how restaurants have become digital brands due to the pandemic, and why your favourite restaurant might not even be a restaurant.

    Sponsored by Xero. Produced with support from TWG.

    • 39 min
    How COVID changed Canada's biotech sector | Black Swan #50

    How COVID changed Canada's biotech sector | Black Swan #50

    "Innovation and biotechnology was the star of the day."

    Anne Woods (SVB) and Andrew Casey (BIOTECanada) join to discuss one of Canada's hottest sectors, and the impact of recent biotech commitments in the federal budget.

    Sponsored by Xero. Produced with support from TWG.

    • 48 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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