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Sean Wise - Ryerson University. Toronto, ON, CA

Sean Wise

Professor | Ryerson University

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Empowerment through Entrepreneurship



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Entrepreneruship And The Enterprise Where to go when funders say no! final pdf


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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)


Business Services

Financial Services

Areas of Expertise (3)

Social Network



Accomplishments (1)

Canada's Top 40 under 40 (personal)

three time nominated

Education (4)

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

Affiliations (3)

  • Ryerson University
  • Canadian Venture Capital Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

Testimonials (2)

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)

Entrepreneruship for the Enterprise

Sysco Conference   Palm Springs, CA


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


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.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC


5000 to 7500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee