CanCon Podcast Ep. 40: Toronto’s got (tech) talent

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Canadian entrepreneurs and investors are looking for more tools to fund the nation’s innovation economy. With AngelList Syndicates coming to Ontario, they now have a new tool. Alex Norman, who helped bring syndicates here, joins the CanCon crew to provide insight into how AngelList could change the startup game in Canada.

Speaking of innovation economies, we know Toronto’s is growing, but what is tech’s impact? A new report by TechTO shows that 15% of all jobs in Toronto are tech jobs. Alex Norman, who commissioned the report, stays on to help break down the numbers, as well as the report’s proactive recommendations to solve major problems in the sector – including the startling pay gap between men and women.

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative, Alex Norman, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – runs the numbers.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 40 (11/01/16)

AngelList comes to Canada
AngelList syndicates finally launches in Canada via new OSC program
How AngelList syndicates will work in Ontario

The future is now
Tech accounts for 15% of all Toronto jobs

BONUS: Erin gets in the Spooky Spirit

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Robyn Edgar

Robyn Edgar

Robyn Edgar has a background in computer science, Arctic biology and bioinformatics, but she chose to leave the research world to bring science and tech to the public in the form of broadcast media. She's now BetaKit's resident audio producer. In her spare time, she volunteers at a campus radio station and practices her "old timey" radio voice impressions.