Ribeirão Preto Startup Founder 101
Do you have a startup that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it? Then join us for this interactive, online event featuring Michael Hyatt, one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs and technology visionaries. During this event we’ll discuss what investors are looking for, the types of projects that get Michael excited, and the most common mistakes he sees entrepreneurs make. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of Canada’s top business experts.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Michael Hyatt is the co-founder of BlueCat, which was sold to Madison Dearborn Partners, of Chicago, IL. He serves as a director of BlueCat, ranks as one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, and is known as a technology visionary. Michael is also a weekly business commentator on CBC, a regular investor on “The Pitch” (an immensely popular business podcast), Host of the “Business Unplanned” podcast, and was a celebrated “Dragon” on CBC’s online Dragons’ Den. He is the Host of BMO’s Unplanned Business podcast to help small businesses and an investor on the hit Spotify podcast “The Pitch”. Michael is a Founding Partner and Fellow at the Rotman School of Management’s prestigious Creative Destruction Lab and sits on the CEO Board of Advisors of Georgian Partners, one of Canada’s leading venture capital firms. He was also recently named Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Blakes, one of the most successful law firms in the country. Michael co-founded Dyadem, a highly successful software company which was acquired by IHS (NYSE: IHS). He was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and was a recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Award.
Michael is an active investor and philanthropist who chairs the Hyatt Family Foundation. The foundation focuses on women’s health, critical hospital research and sponsorship of underprivileged minorities.
Michael was awarded the “Power Partner Award” from the Women of Inspiration Awards for his supportive and innovative work with Women in Canada and the developing world.
Ribeirão Preto, – Brazil
Thursday, August 13 at 9:30 PM