CanCon Podcast Ep. 8: Are we too Canadian for FinTech innovation?

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This week’s CanCon podcast is all about money: lending it, saving it, spending it, and how Canadian regulations and international investors play a role. The ongoing story of Lending Loops has us wondering if we’re too Canadian for a US or UK approach to lending. A recently published BetaKit editorial has us wondering whether or not US investor confidence will dramatically affect Canadian entrepreneurship. And a MobileSyrup interview with ex-WIND CEO Tony Lacavera has us wondering if consumers will foot the bill for the promise of 5G technology.

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 Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast – reunites to evaluate Canada’s approach to FinTech, figure out 5G, and discuss VC Roger Chabra’s Canadian entrepreneur checklist.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 8 (03/11/16)

Lending…Oops?
Lending Loop halts new loan requests amidst talks with “securities regulatory authorities”
Lending Loop makes the case for its P2P lending business on #TheDisruptors

What’s 5G?
Globalive’s Tony Lacavera says 5G will “significantly” impact Canada’s mobile landscape
Huawei and Ontario government partner to develop 5G network infrastructure

The new realities for Canadian entrepreneurs
The new realities for Canadian entrepreneurs
#smallrooms podcast: Roger Chabra of Rho Ventures on Investing in Canada

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “This sentence will ruin/save your life” by Born Ruffians
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.