CanCon Podcast Ep. 92: Can a business be built solely with Canadian tech?

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Is it possible to build a profitable tech-based company that is entirely Canadian-made, down to the studs? That’s the question that BetaKit contributor Stefan Palios is asking with The Great Canadian Tech Experiment. We have Stefan join this week’s podcast to pester him with questions about the experiment, and whether Canadian tech is lacking, or just our capacity to market it.

Speaking of marketing, Amazon and many other global tech giants are having no issue marketing themselves to our current federal government. Recent news reports show the tech giants far outpacing their Canadian counterparts when it comes to lobbying. The big question isn’t whether Canadian tech is doing enough, but whom the Liberals would prefer to meet.

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Sameer Chhabra, MobileSyrup Staff Writer; Stefan Palios, BetaKit contributor and entrepreneur; Erin Bury, Managing Director of Eighty-Eight; and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor-in-Chief – tally up the numbers while finishing off the Halloween candy.

Have some hot takes on the topics that we covered? Maybe you want to suggest something for a future podcast! Perhaps you have a burning question about something you read in tech news that we didn’t cover. Email us, post a comment below with the answer or question, or better yet, rate CanCon 5-stars on iTunes and post your thoughts there.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 92 (11/06/17)

Do we have to read the Jim Balsillie op-eds?
Amazon Lobbied The Canadian Federal Government 99 Times In The Past 12 Months
House of Commons October 31st Question Period

The Great Canadian Tech Experiment
Stefan Palios and the Great Canadian Tech Experiment

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Constant Craving” by K.D. Lang

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.

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