Canada may be poised for a tech comeback with innovation


The Toronto Star Business Reporter Michael Lewis dives into the challenge of retaining Canadian homegrown talent amidst the draw of Silicone Valley. Corporate executives and Tech sector experts joined together to discuss the changes that are needed in Canada to stop the brain drain leading talent south of the border. Sightline Innovation Co-Founder / COO Mai Mavinkurve was on-hand to take part in the discussion.

 

Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite Media inc stated “There were no jobs after school so they went south. We supported them with socialized health care and education and as soon as they were to start paying taxes we said goodbye,” Holmes told the Star. “They just never came back. But we have another opportunity now.”