Michele Romanow

Michele Romanow

"Dragon", CBC's Dragons’ Den | Co-Founder and CEO, 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 CEO of Canadian unicorn, Clearco. Clearco has invested more than $3.2B into 7,000+ companies making them the biggest e-commerce 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. A prolific investor, she was named among Fortune’s “40 under 40”, a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, one of Canada’s “100 Most Powerful in Canada” by WXN, and Canada’s “Angel Investor of the Year”. She was also the only Canadian to be included in Forbes’ “Millennial on a Mission” list.

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. Romanow 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 six companies before her 35th 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 — Clearco, the largest e-commerce investor in the world.

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 the only Canadian listed on 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.

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