🎧 The state of Vancouver's tech scene
And what happens when entrepreneurs exit and then re-invest into the ecosystem.
How did Vancouver Tech Journal get its start? What makes Vancouver a great place to build a startup? Why do we need to give research institutions more credit for BC-developed innovation? These are just a sample of the topics I get into on the latest episode of the Mind Your Biz podcast with host Mehul Gandhi.
In a 45-minute show, we cover a lot of ground, including:
The state of Vancouver’s tech ecosystem
The province’s wide-ranging suite of tech startup support programs (e.g. Innovate BC)
How much funding startups have raised this year
What happens when entrepreneurs exit and then re-invest into the ecosystem (e.g. Rhino Ventures)
The benefits of corporate venture capital (e.g. Telus Ventures)
Why the province is experiencing such a massive talent crunch (and remedies)
The importance of Vancouver’s digital skills academies (e.g. BrainStation and Lighthouse Labs)
Brain Drain 2.0 (a concept from the Council of Canadian Innovators)
Why government should be transforming every industry into the tech industry
Areas where the BC government deserves credit (e.g. investing in skills training)
The crazy story of Mike Rowe and his battle with Microsoft
Why some of the best people to learn from are those that are just a step ahead of you
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