She’s a Dragon; an engineer; a Venture Capitalist, and serial entrepreneur.
Michele Romanow started five companies before she was 33, is lauded as one of North America’s boldest and most successful entrepreneurs, and she’s coming to Sarnia on October 10 to deliver a keynote for Sarnia-Lambton Business Week.
Romanow’s list of accomplishments, accolades and collaborators is long and impressive. She’s the ONLY Canadian listed on Forbes’ “Millennials on a Mission,” has collaborated with Sir Richard Branson, and was named Angel Investor of the Year by the Canadian Innovation Awards.
She founded Buytopia.ca and SnapSaves, which was acquired by Groupon. At 34, Romanow has a thing or two to share about achieving success, but unlike many she freely acknowledges the role failure and iteration play in any entrepreneurial journey. An engaging storyteller who recognizes the extraordinary resiliency required of an entrepreneur, Romanow’s latest venture as co-founder and president of Clearbanc, is poised to invest $1 billion with tech entrepreneurs in 2019. Clearbanc’s growth is remarkable; in July 2019, it announced it had raised an additional $300 million US in capital to continue its impressive growth.
News articles describe the concept as an attractive and innovative model, bound to leverage “billions upon billions’ as they grow.
Dan Nova of Highland Capital Partners was quoted in July 31st edition of The Globe and Mail ‘It’s rare, as a venture capitalist, to see as powerful a concept come down the pike as we’ve seen with Clearbanc.”
Perhaps best known for her side gig as a Dragon on the perennial hit CBC show “Dragons’ Den.” Romanow returns this fall for her fifth season in the Den.
This event promises to be the highlight of the fall calendar and will serve to inspire the business community of Sarnia-Lambton of all ages to know they too can strive to achieve great success.
The Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation extends its gratitude to local credit unions, whose cooperation in co-presenting this event is a nod to the collaborative approach played by the local business community. Tickets will be available for sale on Monday, September 9 at 10 am, and will sell out quickly!
Tickets ($60 each) are available online by clicking HERE.