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26 July 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
San Francisco
5:30pm-8:30pm

Interested in supporting the C100? Want to help us solve one of the problems facing the Canadian tech community today? Join us for our first-ever hackathon on Wednesday, August 8th and help C100 work on critical solutions to the most pressing issues facing Canadian tech companies and entrepreneurs today!

Space is limited for this event, so if you are interested, please send us an email with a description of how you plan to lend your skills to help. 

We’ll review all submissions and notify selected participants one week prior to the event.

Specific location details will be sent to participants 48 hours in advance of the event.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
San Francisco
5:30pm – 7:30pm
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us Thursday August 16th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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Job Alert
June 2018 48Hrs Alum, Blue Mesa Health, is hiring a Head of Engineering!Blue Mesa Health is on a mission to deliver world-class digital health solutions that empower individuals to live chronic disease-free. The right candidate for this role could be based in Vancouver, SF or NYC. Interested? Know anyone who is interested? Apply here!
Community Discussion
Illustrations by Josh Holinaty for The Logic
Canada’s tech sector is experiencing unprecedented growth, but is it enough to keep up with global competitors? 

In a recent Bloomberg article, “Who Just Beat the Bay Area in Tech Jobs? Toronto,” the Canadian city is heralded as the fastest-growing tech-job market of 2017. Given the number of new jobs, the big tech companies flocking to the city, and the increased investment toward Canadian startups, it’s hard not to be excited about the health of Canada’s innovation economy.

In the midst of the positive coverage however, The Logic published a piece titled, “Canada’s tech sector is falling behind the rest of the world, says internal government report.” The 20-page document compares Canada’s performance with other advanced countries and reveals that the country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector contributes less to the economy than average. Many factors contribute to this problem. The country shows slow technology adoption rates which inhibits companies’ ability to scale, The top 10 largest employers employ 12.6% of the ICT sector workforce, but 8 of the 10 employers are foreign subsidiaries. Despite being a prominent leader in machine-learning, Canada only holds 2% of patents compared to the U.S. who holds 54%.

While the spotlight is on Canada as the next big tech leader, what are your thoughts on the future of Canada’s tech ecosystem? We’re curious to know and would love to hear from you at connect@thec100.org. We may feature you in our upcoming newsletter!

Other Bay Area Events
Fireside Chat with Rahim Fazal— The Future of Work 
by Connection Silicon Valley

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm

The Vault, 415 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA, 94111

Rahim previously founded Involver which was acquired by Oracle, and now serves as CEO of SVAcademy, a future of work platform, which is funded by Bloomberg. The Vancouver native will be speaking on important issues of today including AI, automation, and building a future that works.

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What’s happening in Canada?
C100 Charter Member Mike Serbinis—the Toronto serial entrepreneur who sold his previous e-reader venture Kobo to Rakuten for $315M—just raised $47.1M almost exclusively from Canadian investors for his new startup, League. Article
48Hrs alum and customer identity leader, LoginRadius, announces $17M Series A funding from ForgePoint and Microsoft’s venture fund, M12. Congratulations to the team! Announcement
Electric scooters may be coming to Canada and city officials are paying close attention to the debate happening in San Francisco. Article
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