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Now displaying: July, 2020
Jul 27, 2020

"We want to be bold, we want to think big, but we want to be flexible and nimble as well."

BetaKit speaks with Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, about the federal government's COVID-19 response plan for Canadian tech: what worked, what didn't, and what comes next.

Produced with support from TWG.

Jul 20, 2020

"I get here at seven, I leave here at 11 or midnight. I've been doing that for the last 40 days and I wouldn't rather be doing anything else."

Jeremy Hedges, President of InkSmith and CEO of The Canadian Shield, joins to discuss pivoting one business to produce PPE, and launching another to deliver 10 million units to the federal government.

Produced with support from TWG.

This episode originally aired May 6, 2020.

Jul 13, 2020

"We're not a business that a lot of Canadian VCs found sexy."

Willful CEO Erin Bury, who longtime listeners might remember as a regular guest on BetaKit’s CanCon podcast, joins to explain what COVID-19 has made easier, and more difficult, for a business built to grapple with death.

Produced with support from TWG.

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