Professor of Entrepreneurship, Seed Stage Investor, founder www.100Steps2Startup.com
Dr. Sean Wise BA LLB MBA PhD is an expert on startups & venture capital. He uses this expertise in his various roles as: tenured Ryerson University Professor, bestselling author, international business speaker, and partner at Ryerson Futures, a seed stage venture capital fund and technology accelerator. Dr. Wise is a professor of Entrepreneurship at the Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Wise studied economics and engineering at Carleton University. He earned his MBA and Law degrees from the University of Ottawa and received his PhD in Business from the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. He teaches Entrepreneurship at the Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Wise has published five books and more than two dozen peer-reviewed research papers and case studies of high-growth startups. His latest book on Entrepreneurship (co-authored with legendary investor Brad Feld) is out now: Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job amzn.com/1941018009
Dr. Wise spent five seasons as an advisor for CBC on the mega hit venture reality show Dragons’ Den (aka Shark Tank) before moving in front of the camera as the host of the Naked Entrepreneur, which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Recently Dr. Wise was called the Dr. Phil of Entrepreneurship and in 2014, he was named Mentor of the Year by Startup Canada. He has recently published an online roadmap to startup success at www.100Steps2startup.com