All politics are local. To some degree, so is tech.
This week’s episode of the CanCon podcast tackles how tech is affecting local communities across Canada. In the Waterloo Region, we have a community undergoing a massive transition from ‘Built by BlackBerry’ to a new generation of tech companies. In Vancouver, we have the CEO of one of Canada’s hottest startups worried about what a lack of affordable housing will do to that city’s economy. And for some reason, everyone in Toronto is going crazy over food tech.
The CanCon podcast team – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative (and former BetaKit Managing Editor), Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, and Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast – tackles all this and more while eating far too much pizza.
CanCon Podcast Episode 3 (02/08/16)
Is BlackBerry still a Canadian tech story?
BlackBerry cuts Waterloo and Florida workforce, including significant BlackBerry 10 & Devices staff
Creator of BBM out at BlackBerry as company sheds more talent
Talking tech gentrification. Techgentrification?
Without affordable housing, Vancouver risks becoming an economic ghost town
#WaterlooRegion: One person’s revitalization is another’s gentrification
What’s the deal with food tech?
Foodee raises $6 million Series A for U.S. expansion
Feast takes a ‘full-stack’ approach to food delivery
Toronto-based Hurrier acquired by Rocket Internet owned Foodora