Canadian startup news of the week (2/23/20)

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Welcome to BetaKit’s startup stories of the week! Here, you will find the week’s most important news, features, and editorials published on BetaKit. If you prefer this update hit your inbox every week, make sure to subscribe to the BetaKit Newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page.

Top Stories of the Week


British Columbia’s 2020 budget lacks new spending for tech and innovation

BC Tech Association, the non-profit dedicated to growing the province’s tech ecosystem, called out the budget for its lack of new funding.


Shopify joins Facebook’s Libra Association after group sees several key departures

Shopify is the 21st company to join the association, and the second Canadian company, after Creative Destruction Lab (CDL).


Lambda scandal emphasizes need for education industry to innovate responsibly and transparently

Criticisms have questioned Lambda’s course quality, instructor qualifications, hidden financing deals, and low job-outcome rates.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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