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Apr 2, 2021

"'I think General Assembly needs to get into e-commerce and food tech.' And that was the moment that changed everything."

General Assembly Pizza CEO and founder Ali Khan Lalani joins to describe his company's remarkable journey from pizza to Pizza-as-a-Service across North America.

Produced with support from TWG.

Mar 2, 2021

"Once the pandemic hit, 50% of Canadians overnight said they wanted to do more of their transactions online."

Bōde Canada CEO Robert Price joins to explain how COVID-19 and the shift to remote work made some Canadian real estate markets red hot and others ice cold.

Sponsored by Arbor. Produced with support from TWG.

Feb 23, 2021

"What COVID did last year was reset expectations on everything. It reset the X and the Y-axis."

The Globe and Mail's Sean Silcoff and BetaKit Associate Editor Meagan Simpson join to discuss recent leadership turnover at Shopify, Top Hat, Real Ventures, FreshBooks, and more.

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.

Jun 22, 2020

"We were witnessing the rapid decline of job opportunities available in the country, and also watching companies start to lay off employees en masse."

Marianne Bulger, founder and CEO of Prospect, joins to discuss how The Help List went from a community-driven Google Sheet to a realtime database tracking COVID-19's impact on Canadian tech talent.

Produced with support from TWG.

Apr 10, 2020

"Hope is not a strategy."

Not many entrepreneurs have built a business during a global crisis. Canadian entrepreneur and investor Michael Hyatt has done it multiple times. He joins Black Swan to answer submitted questions and foster a new generation of 'wartime entrepreneurs'.

Produced with support from TWG.

Feb 16, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team ponders comes up with ways to 'save' Twitter, and discusses the evolution of the web (currently in Raichu form).

Canadian content clip: "Too Old to Die Young" by Timber Timbre (under fair dealing)

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