Hootsuite’s mistake and watching the throne (speech)

Justin Trudeau

Fall usually reflects a time of change, and often change we look forward to. It’s hard to feel that way right now – that there are changes to look forward to – but there’s certainly a lot to look at.

“Everyone should be happy that the publication of record for Canadian innovation and startups is not called BetaKitly. Because we could have been.”

The best way to unpack all the new in front of us? Answering incredibly detailed and informed listener questions! This week’s episode of Black Swan features the return of our AMA format, with producer Kattie Laur as the host with the most while Rob Kenedi and I do our best to parse through Canadian tech questions seemingly submitted by a pack of MA students who probably should have their own podcast.

We discuss the recent throne speech, which contained several items pertinent to Canadian tech, including a commitment to cleantech. We also discuss news regarding Hootsuite’s “we were but now we’re not” agreement with certain US government departments, before answering pointed questions regarding the origin of BetaKit’s name.

We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed producing it. Our listeners are the best.

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Black Swan is a BetaKit podcast. Hosted by Douglas Soltys & Rob Kenedi. Edited by Kattie Laur.
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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.