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Now displaying: November, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

"It''s making the price of accessing public health your online data."

Vass Bednar (Regs to Riches) and Joella Almeida (MedEssist) join to discuss what the flu shot rollout can tell us about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine. Hint: it's all about privacy, equitable access, and trust.

Sponsored by the #CIBCInnovationEconomy podcast. Produced with support from TWG.

Nov 23, 2020

"It's just a series of faceplants, misfires, and nothingburgers."

Jim Balsillie and Dan Breznitz give Canada a failing grade on innovation policy. So how does COVID-19 present new opportunities for Canadian companies?

Audio used with permission from a recent panel conversation hosted by the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (full remarks here). Moderated by BetaKit Associate Editor Meagan Simpson.

Sponsored by the #CIBCInnovationEconomy podcast. Produced with support from TWG.

Nov 16, 2020

"They're not even saying, 'we're no longer shooting'. My customers are going out of business. They're asking for refunds."

Set Scouter CEO and founder Alex Kolodkin shares how his company responded when one side of its two-sided marketplace disappeared overnight.

Sponsored by the #CIBCInnovationEconomy podcast. Produced with support from TWG.

Nov 9, 2020

"We called it Canada's lost tech IPO boom."

The Globe and Mail technology reporter Sean Silcoff wrote at the beginning of the year that "private is the new public." We invited him on the podcast to explain how 2020 turned into the year of the Canadian tech IPO.

Sponsored by the #CIBCInnovationEconomy podcast. Produced with support from TWG.

Nov 5, 2020

"Startups have to move fast for survival, but larger corporations have to move fast for survival as well these days."

Whitney Sales, sales mentor and GP at SaaS accelerator Acceleprise, joins to explain how the spring sales freeze thawed in late summer, and what startups can do now to get ready for the new year.

Sponsored by Cisco Designed. Produced with support from TWG.

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