CanCon Podcast Ep. 35: What if there is no exit for your startup?

This is fine

This week CanCon asks what happens when big companies make big mistakes.

The news has been abuzz with gaffes from both Samsung and Yahoo. Whether it’s exploding phones or the hacked accounts of millions, the question remains, what comes next? How does a company repair their relationship with their customers? Or can they?

Back in the startup realm of tech, the CanCon team wonders if this whole time, entrepreneurs have been pointing their companies towards an endless horizon. Tech veteran Buzz Anderson recently wrote a think piece highlighting the decision that most startup employees are faced with: delaying compensation in the present for future returns. But what if there is no exit?

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative, Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – get candid with crisis management and wonder what equity is really worth.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 35 (09/26/16)

“This is fine.”
Yahoo confirms over 500 million affected in 2014 breach
Samsung Canada recalls Note 7
Rush to Take Advantage of a Dull iPhone Started Samsung’s Battery Crisis
Tylenol: A Crisis Management Case Study

The Exit Myth
No Exit

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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.

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