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Now displaying: July, 2023
Jul 28, 2023

"For a lot of Indigenous storytellers, there's a lot of interest in those [tech] platforms, because those entities haven't said no to our community for 50 years."

Indigenous content creators are caught between a rock and a hard place with the Online Streaming Act and the Online News Act—it's sadly familiar territory.

Award-winning Anishinaabe writer, broadcaster, and arts leader Jesse Wente joins to evaluate the options offered by Big Tech, traditional media, and the Canadian government before providing strong prescriptions better suited to the situation.

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Jul 22, 2023

"The BetaKit Podcast is very much a pro-dog podcast."

Dr. Theresa Johnson (Airbnb), Harper Reed (General Galactic Corporation), and Neha Khera (2048 Ventures) join for a wide-ranging conversation on shooting particles at satellites (for science!), founder-market fit, working for Barack Obama, when to quit, shutting down your company, angel and early-stage investing, and building jetpacks for dogs (for science!). Recorded in front of a live audience on the main stage of Startupfest 2023.

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Jul 15, 2023
"The crux of the Girlboss movement's problem is that it wants women to behave more like men and the answer is for men to behave more like women at scale."
 
Elizabeth Holmes is now in jail, her imprisonment signalling a clear end to the Girlboss Era. Chelsea Fagan (The Financial Diet) joins to discuss what killed the Girlboss, the cynicism and superficiality behind the term, and the need for better public archetypes of entrepreneurship for women—and especially men.
 
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Jul 7, 2023

"People in Canada are at their wits' end about areas of our economy having a lack of competition and how it impacts their pocketbook."

The Competition Bureau is the last line of defence for enforcing competition law in Canada. But our system is designed so that the line keeps moving. Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell joins to discuss the tools and powers that would help his Bureau prevent Canada's economy from becoming an endless series of three companies in a trench coat.

Sponsored by Palette Skills.

Jul 3, 2023

"Something else that's unique about the Calgary ecosystem...we're hungry. We're really, really hungry."

James Lochrie (Thin Air Labs) and Brett Colvin (Goodlawyer) join for an Alberta tech vibe check, discussing the recent election, big Q1 2023 funding news, and the value of community building.

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