THe Nor­wegiANs wANT To leArN from us

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ear­lier this year, the lead­ers of Nor­way’s tech scene turned to Toronto. They thought they could learn some­thing about in­clu­sion from a city where half the res­i­dents are for­eign-born and the mayor re­fuses to speak at tech events that aren’t suf­fi­ciently di­verse. In April, the govern­ment or­ga­nized a “di­ver­sity boot camp” for eight Nor­we­gian founders. They spent a week tour­ing some of Hog­town’s en­tre­pre­neur­ial hot spots and met with lo­cal in­no­va­tors. They also went on a his­tor­i­cal tour high­light­ing Chi­na­town’s im­mi­grant past and ate din­ner at O.Noir, where servers are vis­ually im­paired. Af­ter the boot camp con­cluded, the founders re­turned to Nor­way to host work­shops and tweak their com­pa­nies’ hir­ing prac­tices to be more in­clu­sive.

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