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Remembering …

Remembering …

On this long weekend, I am remembering both my father, Chi-Houn and my mother, Shuyin. We lost them both within 3 months of each other, and I miss them terribly. My father and mother were amongst the finest science and engineering minds ever produced by Taiwan. My father, Chi-Houn (“John”) was gifted with a photographic memory and an incredible intellect as […]

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Mission From MaRS: Taking Climate Action

Mission From MaRS: Taking Climate Action

As I post this video from my speech 6 months ago on Feb 7, 2020 at the Canadian Club, it is hard to remember that there was a time before the COVID-19 pandemic, the subsequent black swan economic catastrophe and the global reckonlng on anti-black and systemic racism that has swept our organizations and our communities.  But in re-watching this speech, […]

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KPMG Re-Entry Show: Innovating to Thrive

KPMG Re-Entry Show: Innovating to Thrive

KPMG Re-Entry Show: Innovating to Thrive Talking about COVID-19 pandemic and how to think about the recovery while hanging out with my friends, Armughan Ahmad (President & Managing Partner, Digital, KPMG) and Dr. Kamran Khan (CEO & Founder, BlueDot). Watch the show here.

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OpEd: America, you’re making a big mistake on immigration. And Canada thanks you | Fortune Magazine

OpEd: America, you’re making a big mistake on immigration. And Canada thanks you | Fortune Magazine

Yung Wu OpEd Fortune Magazine June 29, 2020 5:00 PM EDT Strictly speaking, America, we Canadians should be quietly thanking you for your self-destructive immigration policies. They benefit Canada immensely. But friends tell you when you make a mistake. And you’re making a giant one by hardening your borders and your hearts to talented newcomers. Last week, President Trump issued a sweeping […]

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OpEd: A lesson from Canada: Startups can lead the economic recovery | VentureBeat

OpEd: A lesson from Canada: Startups can lead the economic recovery | VentureBeat

Yung Wu OpEd VentureBeat Big Tech has generally done well in this pandemic. Zoom, Slack, Netflix, Amazon – these are the COVID economy’s big winners. But the experience for startup tech companies, on the other hand, has been altogether different. Venture capital is drying up. Silicon Valley companies have laid off thousands of workers in a reckoning The New York […]

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5 Questions entrepreneurs need to ask themselves

5 Questions entrepreneurs need to ask themselves

By Abdullah Snobar and Yung Wu. Our world has fundamentally changed, and the future of business has changed with it. As entrepreneurs, our biggest concerns from eight weeks ago, such as “How do I manage my dilution?”, have been replaced with “How do I survive the next month?” Then, capital was freely available and we had a good handle on […]

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My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

I had the pleasure of being invited by my friend Razor Suleman, to speak on the main stage of the Sony Centre during the Elevate Tech Festival, about our window of opportunity to leverage our innovation economy to chalk up wins for Canada on the global stage.  It’s something that I am passionate about, and it is the reason why […]

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Neil C. Hughes (The Tech Blog Writer) – Podcast 917

Neil C. Hughes (The Tech Blog Writer) – Podcast 917

MaRS Discovery District is a not-for-profit corporation founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2000. Its stated goal is to commercialize publicly funded medical research and other technologies with the help of local private enterprises and as such is a public-private partnership. They support 1300+ startups working in cleantech, healthtech, fintech AI, and many more. In the past couple of years, […]

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Vintage illustration of an 'electronic car of tomorrow' driving on a city highway, with electronic display and guidance, 1950s. Screen print. (Illustration by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)

OpEd: Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind | TechCrunch

Transparency, data privacy and collaboration are critical to urban innovation Yung Wu OpEd (TechCrunch)  8:30 pm EDT•July 21, 2019 From Toronto to Tokyo, the challenges faced by cities today are often remarkably similar: climate change, rising housing costs, traffic, economic polarization, unemployment. To tackle these problems, new technology companies and industries have been sprouting and scaling up with innovative digital solutions […]

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Inertia Kills … Velocity Wins

Inertia Kills … Velocity Wins

Yung Wu is CEO at MaRS Discovery District. Under his leadership, the companies MaRS supports are advancing prosperity through entrepreneurial achievement. Located in Toronto, Canada, MaRS is the world’s largest urban innovation hub. Q1. When you reflect upon your career path, is there a defining moment that influenced where you are today?  I have been fortunate to have had more […]

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