There have been a lot of conversations recently in our community about ML / AI and finding effective ways to apply it to different industries. We are certainly at a great moment in this country’s history to take advantage of it.
To that end, I want to share a recent HBR article by my talented colleague Kathryn Hume, which is a good resource to understand how to spot machine learning opportunities, even if you aren’t a data scientist.
My hope is that these types of articles can help more smart people in our community that have not been as close to the AI industry join the conversation. ... See MoreSee Less
Kyle RackiAbout 10+ years ago Campaign Monitor was pushing freelancers and agencies resell their email marketing software to clients, and allowed them to white-label it. They may even still offer it. Even the URL createsend.com is still used, which was their attempt to hide their own brand name so clients would think it was the agency's in-house software.
Amazon’s deadline for cities to bid for company’s new HQ2 came and went on October 19 and multiple Canadian cities reportedly submitted proposals. Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa (in partnership with Gatineau) and Halifax are among those who are vying for Amazon’s...
Jaxson KhanChris Wilkinson Jeffrey Doucet They relented on the key measures that negatively affected startups and are reducing the overall small business tax rate. Now they're aiming for continued discussions... I'd call that a good response. Thanks to Patrick Searle Benjamin Bergen Dana Rose Jelena Djurić for advocacy.
Hi everyone! I teach youth in rural Eastern Ontario how to code and I have a super talented young 13 year old boy who is looking to participate in a Take a Kid to work day on November 1st. He would love to see the inside of a dev shop in Ottawa or Montreal. Would anyone have any recommendations as to where would be an awesome place for him to go? Really appreciate it! ... See MoreSee Less
Varun MathurSatish Kanwar Could somebody like Kelly Bergeron organize group tours and bring multiple kids for a brief tour of a Shopify office (with appropriate parental permission+supervision for the trip) -- I think instead of seeing a few folks in "a" local dev shop sitting on their computers coding away, the more awesome experience would be the inside of the most fantastic Shopify office there is for these kids... how do you inspire "wonder" ...Food for thought :)
I asked Ed Clark if Amazon coming to Canada would make it difficult for early-stage startups to compete for talent, and he said the Ontario government's goal to boost STEM grads meant there will be more talent than Amazon needs. ... See MoreSee Less
Varun MathurJust want to say thank you for covering/writing this. I noticed the speech was in the morning, yet there is already a well written article with thoughtful questions and answers already here.
Kareem Sabri"He announced that the province would increase the number of postsecondary students graduating in STEM disciplines by 25 percent over the next five years"
How do they do that? I didn't know this was a lever the government could pull.
CEO Dax Dasilva said he’s excited about the large Canadian presence in the round — and being part of a larger story of Canadian tech’s momentum. “There are many exits and outcomes and options for companies at our stage, and we wanted to stay independent and we wanted to double down on Canadian ownership, as well as achieve greatness as a company,” said Dasilva. “We wanted to stay independent, and this round allows us to reach potential and control our destiny.”
====== from TechCrunch one of the big areas Lightspeed will put this latest investment towards is building its own payment processing infrastructure, as today it works with Vantiv and Cayan to provide these services. “We want to monetise that area, and that will be a huge story for Lightspeed going forward.”
It’s interesting when you get inbound acquisition interest,” Dasilva said. “You see what other people see as your potential in reference to what they do. We learned a great deal about our strategic value. At the end of the day, we decided that we still have so much to do that it doesn’t make sense to be taken over.” ... See MoreSee Less
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