Michele Romanow

Michele Romanow

"Dragon", CBC's Dragons’ Den | Co-Founder and President, Clearco

Tech titan Michele Romanow is a serial entrepreneur who started six companies before her 35th birthday. A “Dragon” on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Romanow is the Co-founder and President of Clearco. Clearco has invested more than $2B into 4,600 companies making them the biggest ecommerce investor in the world. She previously co-founded SnapSaves, acquired by American tech giant Groupon, and Buytopia.ca, which acquired ten competitors, including Shop.ca and WagJag.

In 2015, Romanow became the youngest judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, and has been a ‘Dragon’ for the last six seasons. A prolific investor, she was recently named among Fortune’s 40 under 40, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women, and Canada’s Angel Investor of the Year.

Romanow has created digital solutions for many of the world’s leading brands, including P&G, Netflix, Starbucks, and Cirque du Soleil. In the media, her work has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, TechCrunch, and The Globe and Mail.

Romanow is a director for Vail Resorts, BBTV and Queen’s School of Business.  Previously she was a director for Freshii, Whistler Blackcomb, SHAD International and League of Innovators. She also co-founded the Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative non-profit with Sir Richard Branson.


Getting to Success: Embracing Change, Encouraging Disruption, and Incentivizing Innovation

Tech titan Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started five companies before her 33rd birthday. A Dragon on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Romanow is the co-founder of e-commerce platforms Buytopia.ca, Snap By Groupon, and — most recently — Clearbanc, an alternative funding company for online startups.

In this insightful and practical talk, Romanow recounts her journey from a Queen’s University undergrad to becoming ranked in WXN’s “100 Most Powerful in Canada” and listed as a Forbes’ “Millennial on a Mission”. She shares lessons learned as one of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, including the necessity of embracing change, encouraging disruption, and incentivizing innovation at every stage of the game.

Getting to Success: Embracing Change, Encouraging Disruption, and Incentivizing Innovation

A Dragon on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Michele Romanow is the co-founder of e-commerce platforms Buytopia.ca, Snap By Groupon, and — most recently — Clearbanc, an alternative funding company for online startups.

In this insightful and practical talk, Romanow recounts her journey from a Queen’s University undergrad to becoming ranked in WXN’s “100 Most Powerful in Canada” and listed as one of Forbes‘ “Millennial on a Mission”. She shares lessons learned as one of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, including the necessity of embracing change, encouraging disruption, and incentivizing innovation at every stage of the game.

This virtual presentation is 30-45 minutes in length, plus Q&A. Romanow is also available for fireside chats.

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