“Because it’s 2015,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, in response to questions on his decision to appoint a half-female Cabinet. Despite this affirmation of diversity at the highest levels of public discourse, there are still regular reminders that not all of Canada is on the same page. This week’s Canadian FinTech Summit was one such reminder.
But the event, and the conversation around it, can be taken as opportunities to merely point fingers or they can be used as a launch-pad to the address the problems representation, access, and fair treatment we discussed last week. We’re choosing the latter, because it’s now 2016.
Tune in as the CanCon podcast team – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative (and former BetaKit Managing Editor), Igor Bonifacic, Senior Editor of MobileSyrup, Jessica Galang, BetaKit’s News Editor, and Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast – looks for proactive remedies to Canada’s complicated tech diversity issue and discusses the outcome of recent Uber regulation recommendations.
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CanCon Podcast Episode 12 (04/11/16)
Uber this and Uber that
Canadian entrepreneurs can spend a 15-minute ride with investors using UberPITCH
Winners of [D]Congestant hackathon create “Match.com of ridesharing”
Over 100 recommendations proposed for regulating Uber in Toronto