BIV Today Podcast
BIV Today Podcast

Where are Canada’s unicorns? (BIV Today No. 178)

January 28, 2019, 10:52am

On BIV Today…

It’s been several years since Canada produced a unicorn company. Is the country getting better at scaling technology startups? Charles Plant (1:24), director of the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre, discusses Canada’s narwhals – the companies with the best shot at becoming world-class competitors.

In a word, Jason Turcotte (13:59)– vice-president of development at Cressey Development Group – says Greater Vancouver’s development industry is “frustrated.” He breaks down the challenges facing builders, and how they translate into higher real estate prices. 

Hayley Woodin hosts.