CanCon Podcast Ep. 9: What is Canada’s innovation strategy?

Canadian innovation

This week’s CanCon podcast has a bit of an edge: cutting edge, when it comes to the latest VR tech (and how it compares to yet unannounced competition from Apple), and a biting edge, when it comes to how behind our fair country appears to be when it comes to a national innovation strategy (and how it compares to our current SXSW representation – see above photo), or the current state of music and tech (read: everyone disagrees with me and Elliott Smith is still dead).

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, and Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast – evaluates the federal government’s role in Canadian innovation, which VR headset is most compelling, and if Kanye West and some VCs have ruined music.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 9 (03/21/16)

More than Mounties required
Thalmic’s Stephen Lake challenges federal government to better define Canada’s innovation agenda
Andreessen Horowitz partner and MaRS CEO among Ottawa’s council of economic advisors

VR at GDC gets real(er)
Sony announces PlayStation VR will cost $549 CAD, launches in October
Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine is a too-brief visit to a galaxy far, far away
HANDS-ON WITH THE LAUNCH GAMES OF THE OCULUS RIFT AND OCULUS TOUCH

Kanye and nerds are killing music
VC tweetstorm starts here
Kanye West updates The Life of Pablo for the second time

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Summer Sixteen” by Drake
What is the CanCon podcast all about? Read this.

Feature image courtesy Francis Gosselin.

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.