CanCon Podcast Ep. 19: Do Canadian entrepreneurs lack a sense of urgency?

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Another morning CanCon podcast leads to a coffee-fueled conversation on the difference between our wants and needs. Canadian entrepreneurs say they want to build global companies, and that they need resources like SR&ED to do so, but is that really true? American investor Paul Singh argues that beyond our technological bonafides, Canadians are lacking a sense of urgency and remain trapped by government handouts. What do Canadian entrepreneurs really need to succeed, and do we want to build companies like our neighbours to the south?

WWDC is also fast approaching, posing the question of what we want from Cupertino’s finest tech company, and what Apple needs to deliver to maintain tech dominance.

Tune in as the CanCon team – Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative (and former BetaKit Managing Editor), and Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast – discusses the merits of an airstream, compares wishlists for Apple’s WWDC and leaves me hanging on my Disney sing-along.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 19 (06/07/16)

Paul Singh thinks SR&ED sucks and we’re all too polite
Paul Singh says Canada’s startup ecosystem has grown, but founders lack “sense of urgency”

Our WWDC wishlist
Apple reveals details about its June 13 WWDC keynote in press invites

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Working for the weekend” by Loverboy
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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.