Varun MathurLooking forward to trying it out...looks refreshing! I have had very frustrating experiences with Vicinity Rewards, with points gained at one food/beverage location "not necessarily" available at other locations because of their "IT issues".
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Hi Everyone - I am hoping to get some feedback on founders’ experience with IRAP. Specifically:
1. What is the likelihood of being approved for IRAP funding? Obviously this is dependent on the project being applied for, but a general sense of the probability would be helpful.
2. What is the typical timeline for having a project approved?
3. Has anyone been approved for IRAP prior to hiring the employees who will complete the project? Ie. Find appropriate technical employees > Apply for IRAP > IRAP approval > hire employees and begin project.
Khazret SapenovThey require you to be an existing profitable business with several employees on payroll already, so your proposed scenario has low chances. There is no visibility in decision making process and what companies get IRAP funding, thus creating lots of opportunities for corruption.
22 hours ago
Peter BaileyHI Jeremy, Flow has done numerous IRAP claims - both large and small- I am happy to have a quick chat about the process etc. -there are also a lot of other government programs out there that may be a better fit for your circumstances.
21 hours ago
Reuven CohenWe used IRAP back in the day (2004-2010). Your manager (probably not the right title) makes a big difference in the success of your various funding applications.
Hi everyone. We're (A Thinking Ape) moving into a massive premium office space in downtown Vancouver (coal harbor). It's a 15k sq. ft space with a private patio, and we have around 15-20 desks available to rent.
Address is: 200 - 1132 Alberni St., Vancouver
We're looking to share the space with a cool startup (we're about 70 people and growing).
The cost is as follows (unfortunately not negotiable since it's less than cost): - $620/desk + proportional costs (i.e. proportionally split internet, cleaning, etc) - prepay for the month + security deposit - no contractual commitments (you can leave any time without notice since it's prepay, however it'd be great if you give us a heads up) - desks included - chairs not
Stuart MacDonaldI'm aware of several talented people who have recently made the move FROM Vancouver to Ontario or Halifax because they've concluded that they will never be able to own a home there. Seems that's a bigger issue, no?
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Boris MannI wish this actually listed the 9 companies -- who are presumably hiring?
Smart, frank insights in here (as well as a big shout-out to Harley Finkelstein and the gang at Shopify) but I think the most interesting observations in this piece about the challenges of innovating in legacy businesses are in this paragraph: "I’m often asked whether old-economy businesses can reinvent themselves. In a large, complex and (dare I say) successful business, it requires real, impassioned commitment from the top. But even then, forces make it difficult. The inability to shed legacy costs, lack of entrepreneurial conditions and risk-taking, pressure to produce earnings and halfheartedness often lead to innovation theatre rather than innovation culture."
Elena YunusovIs it me, or is it so self-congratulatory it hurts? And we never find out the names of people who came up with the app in the first place? and by all means, thank you Shopify for being the voice of reason.
Varun MathurCanada Post has this incredible amount of data about the addresses it delivers at - its too bad we as Canadians have to depend upon businesses based in another country to advertise locally here or to even see curated data about local businesses. Their online tool to geo-target delivery of physical ads is clunky, expensive and impractical... Kudos for creating the Canada Post app and for leading/atleast thinking about innovation, but I think being a startup is a persistence state of nimbleness and not one-offs.. The potential of Canada Post's data is untapped for Canadians.
2 days ago · 1
Jim Moss"innovation theatre" is one of the best labels I've ever heard.
2 days ago · 3
Bobby BhathalCanada Post is going to remain shit until they subsidize it for business owners. Extremely expensive
Jeff NolanYes, good piece and thanks for sharing. I think a key piece of this puzzle in in the first sentence.... "5 years ago I was 30 days into the job..."
What Chopra details is the behavior of a bureaucratic organization that earns the consequence that Darwin predicts.