Canadian startup news of the week (3/8/20)

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


Collision cancels 2020 in-person conference over COVID-19 fears

Collision cited the “uncertainty facing a large number of public events around the world due to the progression of COVID-19” as the reason to cancel all in-person events and move online.


Google’s new Kitchener-Waterloo accelerator reflects evolving commitment to Canada

BetaKit sat down with Ashley Francisco, Google’s Canadian startup ecosystem lead, to discuss what a new accelerator signals for Google’s presence in Canada.


Canada sees improvement from 2019 as eight Canadian startups appear on CB Insights’ AI 100

Eight Canadian artificial intelligence startups have made CB Insights’ AI 100, a marked difference from last year, which saw only one Canadian startup make the list.


Ten things worth reading on International Women’s Day

BetaKit has collected a variety of articles that we hope can be used to raise awareness and create actionable takeaways.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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