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 has been an entrepreneur since age 13. He has been in the Venture Capital industry for more than 19 years.
Dr. Wise has mentored hundreds of innovation focused startups, and was named National Mentor of the Year by Startup Canada. Dr. Wise has published five books and more than two dozen peer-reviewed research papers and case studies of high-growth startups. Dr. Wise spent five seasons as an adviser for CBC on the mega hit venture reality show Dragons’ Den (aka Shark Tank, in America) before moving in front of the camera as the host of the Naked Entrepreneur, which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Dr. Wise writes a weekly column for the American publication Inc. entitled Starting Startups.