CanCon Podcast Ep. 6: Is Canadian tech a “branch-plant economy?”

Jim Balsillie

This week’s episode of the CanCon podcast is filled with tough questions. Questions about the future of the Canadian tech economy, and whether interest from the U.S. tech elite is beneficial or pernicious (guess which side Jim Balsillie is on). Questions about the responsibility of tech startups to their employees, and whether millennials are too entitled, or just more inclined to call BS on bad actors in the ecosystem (our millennial-heavy panel was conflicted). Questions about whether or not Patrick will ever recover from a week in Barcelona for MWC (highly unlikely).

Tune in as the CanCon podcast team – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative (and former BetaKit Managing Editor), Patrick O’Rourke, Senior Editor of MobileSyrup, and special guest Chris Plunkett of Communitech – answers all questions and poses one for you: is Talia Jane a sympathetic individual or not? Email us, post a comment below with the answer, or better yet, rate CanCon 5-stars on iTunes and post your answer there.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 6 (02/29/16)

All startup roads lead to the Valley (or maybe New York)
Why does Trudeau keep sucking up to foreign tech companies?
Communitech opens New York City-based workspace with Phillips Lytle LLC

MWC Catchup: embrace the distopia
Canadian carriers will offer free Gear VR with Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders
Samsung Gear 360 Hands-on
LG enters the virtual reality race with the LG 360 VR

Should startups pay a living wage? WAIT, it’s the millennial’s fault
An Open Letter To My CEO
An Open Letter to Millennials Like Talia…

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “The Day we Hit the Coast” by Thrush Hermit
What is the CanCon podcast all about? Read this.

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.