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Oct 31, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, TechTO's Alex Norman guest stars to explain how he brought AngelList Syndicates to Ontario, and the impact of tech on Toronto's economy.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Gravedigger” by Lynne Hanson
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Oct 26, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team diagnoses the problem with healthtech in Canada, and apply for the Rogers CEO position.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “The Stranger” by Gord Downie
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Oct 17, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team evaluates Slack's newest competitor (Facebook) and decides where in Canada to build a tech startup.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “German Polka Medley” performed by Walter Ostanek
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Oct 11, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team analyzes Google's encroachment on Apple's corner, and stacks up the Canadian-made Sulon Q to the big name VR competition.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Informer" by Snow
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Oct 4, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team prepares a eulogy for Shomi and packs its gear for Mars to join Elon Musk.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "DVP" by PUP
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Sep 26, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team gives Samsung and Yahoo PR advice and then tackle one of the biggest problems facing startups today: the exit.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette
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Sep 20, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team compares notes from a busy Canadian Innovation Week, and talks about recent business decisions made by two major Canadian tech companies: Thalmic, and Hootsuite.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Taking Care of Business" by BTO
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Sep 13, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team walks through the process of building a critically-acclaimed chatbot for TIFF, and evaluates all of Apple's recent tech announcements.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Easy Come Easy Go" by Great Lake Swimmers
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Sep 6, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team prepares for Apple's next tech release, dissects the forthcoming Google vs. Uber battle, and investigates 'shady' startups.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Mind Over Matter" by TUNS
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Aug 29, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team investigates the dark side of LegalTech, checks in with Apple's Home, and discusses scaling startups in Canada.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Patio Lanterns" by The Kim Mitchell
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Aug 23, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team wonders how young is too young for Facebook, whether banks own your data, and if Canadians have thoughts on cyber security.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Bobcaygeon" by The Tragically Hip
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Aug 17, 2016

On this episode of Cancon, the team wonders why people can't choose between paying for things or watching ads, and discusses the merits of a new fund powered by Canadian banks.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Ahead By a Century" by The Tragically Hip
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Aug 9, 2016

On this episode of Cancon, the team wonders if Canada should act a lot more like China, and discusses the merits of shorting startups.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "True Patriot Love" by Joel Plaskett
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Aug 2, 2016

On this episode of Cancon, the team measures Canada's tech output, and evaluates two very different mobile players: Apple and Facebook.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "We Did It" by Born Ruffians
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Jul 25, 2016

On this episode of Cancon, the team reunites to talk about two different phenoms: Pokémon Go and Elon Musk.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story" by The Dears
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Jul 21, 2016

On this episode of Cancon, we hit the road to Montreal for Startupfest.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "I'll Believe in Anything" by Wolf Parade
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Jul 11, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team checks the hype on automated driving and Canadian e-commerce.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Hype" by Drake
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Jul 4, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team asks if VR is a drug and if automated driving is too dangerous (or too scary).

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Reflektor" by Arcade Fire
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Jun 27, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team is joined by special guest Bruce Croxon to catch up on Apple's latest software-focused announcements, Canada's talent level, and discuss what not to do when your startup is in trouble.

Canadian content clip (under fair dealing): "Where have all the good people gone?" by Sam Roberts

Jun 22, 2016

This episode of CanCon features audio from our recent #SMWiTO panel: AI, Bots, and Social Media, Oh My.

Canadian content clip (under fair dealing): "Citizens of Tomorrow" by Tokyo Police Club.

Jun 13, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team discusses MaRS' forthcoming change at the top, BlackBerry's complicated relationship with law enforcement, and the conditions for a smart city.

Canadian content clip (under fair dealing): "Fight the Good Fight" by Triumph

Jun 7, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team discusses Paul Singh's comments about Canadian entrepreneurs and compare our wish lists for Apple's WWDC.

Canadian content clip (under fair dealing): "Working for the weekend" by Loverboy

May 30, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team discusses what we can learn from Israel about entrepreneurship, the new Pebble lineup, and which Canadian billionaire will be the first to sue BetaKit.

Canadian content clip (under fair dealing): "Vancouver Divorce" by Gord Downie

May 25, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team tackles the expansion of Apple Pay in Canada and major announcements from Google I/O, including Daydream and Google Home.

Canadian content clip: "Money City Maniacs" by Sloan

May 16, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, we take the podcast to the nation's capital to speak with MP Bardish Chagger and a host of Startup Canada Day on the Hill attendees.

Canadian content clip: "Kill Count" by The Balconies (under fair dealing)

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