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Diversity & Inclusion: “It’s our responsibility” - A Candid Conversation with Jason Wong

Issues like non-inclusion, pay inequities, lack of representation, marginalization, and problematic hiring practices have largely remained unaddressed in the tech industry.

We explored these concepts with Jason Wong, who has made waves as an engineer and diversity and inclusion consultant. His extensive experience of over nineteen years in the industry boasts roles with Yahoo! Sports and Etsy, among others.

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HR Conference Guide - SAAS NORTH 2018

We are very excited about the upcoming conference and put together an easy-to-follow guide to highlight the most significant events and speakers for HR professionals.

We hope that this guide will serve as a tool to help you navigate SAAS NORTH and leave you with more time to enjoy the Conference! It is also mobile-friendly so you can follow along with our Guide during Conference days.

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SAAS-E[quality] Unconference

We are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with SAAS-E[quality] to send one person to the conference and be a part of the #solveathon. SAAS-E[quality] is a one-day pop-up unconference happening in Toronto on December 3rd, 2018. The conference is designed to advance equality in the SAAS ecosystem.

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Techstars Announces 2018 Montreal AI Cohort

Announced in March, Techstars and Real Ventures partnered to launch the AI-specific program in the city, which boasts a strong AI ecosystem, including companies like Element AI and a growing presence of labs from Facebook, Google, and Samsung. The ten selected companies will spend three months in the program, before ending with a Demo Day on December 5.

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The Story Behind Crescendo

Crescendo’s founding team met around a table on Next 36 selection weekend. We found that all of us had experienced some form of negative, exclusionary workplace culture and wanted to change that.

Meet our 3 co-founders.

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A summer of growth: Venture Day 2018

The Next 36 Outstanding Venture Award winner, Crescendo, has developed a tool that sends employees personalized diversity and inclusion training through Slack and similar workplace communication platforms in order to identify and resolve bias in the workplace. Co-founder Daniel D’Souzaexplained that Crescendo already has nine early adopters in the pipeline for paid pilots and has raised $240,000 in the last nine weeks.

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Creating an Inclusive Culture: Julie Whish @ Uberflip

Last week I talked to Julie Whish, Uberflip’s Culture Specialist, about how they create an inclusive culture at Uberflip. She share amazing advice for how you can do the same:

  1. What is actually involved in the role of a Culture Specialist.

  2. How Uberflip ensures that the role is successful.

  3. 7 things Uberflip has done to create a diverse and inclusive culture.

  4. Why Uberflip decided to create this role.

  5. The first step a company should take to create a more inclusive culture.

  6. Why Julie operates the Uberflip Instagram page and how it strengthens their employer brand.

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