Now is the best time to be an entrepreneur — Sean Wise  — Startup Durham

Startup Durham Region, SJ71 Limited and Classic Group of Companies are bringing Dr. Sean Wise to Ajax to explore why now is the best time to be an entrepreneur.

There are many people who are scared to start their own business for various reasons, this keynote will share best practices that decrease the risk of startup failure and help you understand the dynamics of becoming an entrepreneur.

Dr. Sean Wise will be in Ajax on November 16th from 12 to 1pm. Tickets are free and can be found at

About Dr. Sean Wise

Sean Wise Startup Day on the HillDr. Sean Wise is an expert on startups & venture capital. He uses this expertise in his various roles as: university professor, bestselling author, international business speaker, and partner at Ryerson Futures, a seed stage venture capital fund and technology accelerator. For the past 15 years, Wise has been active in the seed venture capital industry. He has lectured on the topics of Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and keynoted over 250 bootcamps, financing forums and industry conferences. Professor Wise has trained more than 10,000 entrepreneurs who have collectively raised more than $2.1 billion from different investment sources. He has published five books and more than two dozen peer-reviewed research papers and case studies of high-growth start ups. Dr. Wise spent five seasons as a consultant for CBC on the mega hit venture reality show Dragons’ Den before moving in front of the camera as the host of the Naked Entrepreneur, which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Dr. Wise has been called the Dr. Phil of Entrepreneurship and in 2014, he was named Entrepreneurial Mentor of the Year by Startup Canada.

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