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Episode 88: The TWIML & AI CEO’s Guide to Machine Learning and AI with Sam Charrington

Who better to provide a CEO-level perspective on machine learning and artificial intelligence than Sam Charrington, the host of the wildly successful podcast This Week in Machine Learning & AI (TWIML & AI). In this episode, Jon Prial talks to Sam about the insights he’s gleaned from interviewing ...

Dialog with Debow: serial entrepreneur on his new product ‘AM radio for the Internet’

Hear a live-to-tape conversation with serial entrepreneur Daniel Debow about his new product, his time at Salesforce, and the Toronto tech ecosystem. ...

The Pension Dashboard?

Maria Espadinha of the FT Adviser reports, Pension dashboard could be 'foundation' for innovation:The pension dashboard could help drive innovation in the same way open banking has, fintech provider Origo argued.The company, which has been developing and testing a dashboard prototype, published a ...

Artificial Intelligence is a journey: Stephen Piron, co-founder of Dessa

There’s so much hype around artificial intelligence in the marketplace right now, it might even be a bubble. That’s not to say some of the promises won’t be realized, just that it will take a lot of work to get there. Stephen Piron, the co-CEO and co-founder of Toronto-based startup Dessa spea ...

Aurora Cannabis is a marijuana stock to avoid, Bruce Campbell says

Having a compulsive buying habit like Aurora Cannabis (Aurora Cannabis Stock Quote, Chart TSX:ACB) may make for good headlines but it doesn’t bode well for a company that needs to be getting its ducks in a row ahead of recreational marijuana’s October 17 start date. So says Bruce Campbell, foun ...

Investors in the Wrong Trade?

Stephanie Landsman of CNBC reports, Mayflower Advisors' Larry Glazer: Don't expect FANG stocks to keep carrying the rally:Veteran fund manager Larry Glazer is worried too many investors are in the wrong trade.His concerns stem from the crucial role big technology stocks are playing in the record ra ...

OTPP Signs Tobacco-Free Pledge?

Benefits Canada reports, Ontario Teachers’ signs tobacco-free investment pledge:The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has signed an agreement promising to divest from the tobacco industry as part of a wider pledge supported by multiple global government and health organizations.“Given the reput ...

Shopify’s Tobias Lütke and other tech CEOs chart a path to scaling up Canada’s faltering digital economy

A group of Canada’s digital economy luminaries say the country needs to double the number of billion-dollar digital firms here by 2025, in a new report released Tuesday. The Digital Industries Economic Strategy Table was gathered by the Liberal government for the first time last November. Its memb ...

Scaling from maker to manager

A few weeks ago I shared some important leadership lessons from Stewart Butterfield, including investing in your own growth to make sure that the founder scales as fast as the company. Growing with your start-up can be a very tough undertaking for a founder. It requires reinventing yourself dramati ...

Should you include a Series A investor in your seed round?

One of the most important decisions for a founder of an early stage company is deciding who should be on the cap table. We’ve written about doing your due diligence on investors and funds to make sure you find the right partners for the journey. Lately, we have seen more founders grappling with ...