I may teach Entrepreneurship at Ryerson, and help Canada discuss Entrepreneurship through Dragons' Den, but I started my first business at 13.
Now 30 years later, I've raised more than a billion in finance for startups, working on Dragons' Den for 5 seasons and recently completed my PhD in Business.
Have keynoted over 100 conferences, and would love to do more.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (3)
Canada's Top 40 under 40 (personal)
three time nominated
Carleton University: B.A., Economics 1993
University of Ottawa: LL.B, Corporate Finance 1997
University of Ottawa: MBA, Entrepreneurship 1997
Univsity of Glasgow: Ph.d, Collective Intelligence for Business 2011
- Ryerson University
- Canadian Venture Capital Association
- Law Society of Upper Canada
Maria Pinelli, Vice Chair | Ernst & Young
“Sean brings valuable insights, a direct and frank dialogue, a willingness and enthusiasm to help a company succeed and his own proven track record to share experiences.”
Ashley Kochman, Chair | Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition
Interesting, motivating, and inspiring. His passion for work clearly shone through as he shared his past experiences and knowledge on what it takes to create a successful business venture.
Event Appearances (3)
Collaboration meets Innovation: How to leverage your most critical assets
Building Our Future Halifax, NS
Fostering a Climate of Knowledge Flow
GHG Reduction Summit Edmonton, Alb
Entrepreneruship for the Enterprise
Sysco Conference Palm Springs, CA
Sample Talks (2)
Inside the Dragons' Den
What you can learn from this runaway television success story in a multimedia behind-the-scenes presentation. Dragons' Den is now in its seventh season.
The Engaged Enterprise: Social Tools for the 21st Century
Dr. Sean Wise is one of the world’s foremost social network topologists. He has spent the last five years examining the rise of the Connected Company and mapping how social tools allow business to change with the times. In this engaging keynote, Dr. Wise will show you how these new tools and fresh paradigms can be leveraged by your organization to increase creativity, upgrade customer service, stay innovative, and drive employee efficiency and customer satisfaction.
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