Jon Christensen is the CEO and co-founder of Bidmii International Inc, where he leads the proptech revolution in the home improvement industry. Prior to Bidmii, Jon accelerated growth at St. Louis Bar & Grill, Freshii, GUS Group, and Boston Pizza through strategic real estate, construction, design, and franchising initiatives.
He has shared his insights as a guest lecturer at Lang School of Business and Economics, Keyspire Summits, and as a regular podcast guest. Jon's industry recognition includes accolades from the Canadian Construction Association, 1851 Franchise Magazine, and the Ontario Hostelry Institute.
Industry Expertise (3)
Construction - Commercial
Construction - Residential
Areas of Expertise (5)
Schulich ExecEd: Mini-MBA, Essentials of Management 2022
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School: n/a, Strategic Management, Business Administration, Management and Operations 2020
University of Guelph: n/a, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Top 30 Under 30, Ontario Hostelry Institute
Selected Media Appearances (6)
Home Renovation Tech Company is Launching a Bursary For Women In Skilled Trades
Home renovation is often deemed to be tedious for home owners. We all heard those stories of hiring the wrong contractors or getting over charged for a simple project. Luckily platforms such as Bidmii are not only bringing a seamless experience to home owners and contractor but also also changing the industry for tomorrow’s workforce. We caught up with the CEO – Jon Christensen to talk about their initiative on launching a bursary for women in skilled trades and how Bidmii is reshaping the home renovation industry.
Jon Christensen of Bidmii: 5 Essential Elements for Creating a Successful Employee Onboarding Experience
In this series, we are talking to prominent HR and business leaders about how they seek to create exemplary onboarding experiences. As a part of this series, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jon Christensen.
Bidmii & Humm launch embedded finance product, Get it Done, Pay Later
"We are thrilled to partner and collaborate with Humm Group on this exciting new venture," said Jon Christensen, CEO of Bidmii. "When we started to explore an embedded financing solution, it was clear that legacy financing and HELOC's were stuck in the past. In Humm, we found a partner who was willing to help us fill that gap in the market."
Bidmii secures $1 million round led by Scott McGillivray to scale home renovation marketplace
According to Bidmii, the fresh financing brings the company’s total funding to $1.5 million. CEO Jon Christensen said Bidmii intends to use the capital to scale its offerings across Ontario, develop more features for the platform, and expand its workforce. It also expanded its services to Hamilton, Kitchener and Waterloo in November.
Thunder Bay startup, Rent Panda joins forces with bidmii
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“Collaborating with Rent Panda is the perfect collision of two brands that not only want to make a positive impact on the rental community, but also on a landlord’s long-term investment.” Jon Christensen, CEO of bidmii.
Bidmii Chosen To Participate in Google for Startups Accelerator Canada
Bidmii, a Toronto-based tech start-up revolutionising the home improvement industry, today announced its admittance into the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada program. "We are thrilled to be offered the opportunity to participate in this very prestigious program," said Jon Christensen, CEO of Bidmii. "We look forward to leveraging Google's expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence as we continue to build that side of our business, and provide competitive advantages for the contractors using our system."