With Web Summit just around the corner, you might find yourself going through the list of more than 100 speakers to figure out what your itinerary will be. Well, here is our suggestion!
If you are looking for insights on how startups can raise funds, scale, and change the paradigms of their industries, you should make sure to be free on November 4th from 14:10 to 14:30 Lisbon Time. If you do, you will be able to assist a session with two of the most successful unicorn founders in the space: Michele Romanow (Co-founder, Clearco) and Florian Otto ( Co-founder & CEO, Cedar).
Our own Jordan French, Grit Daily’s Executive Editor, will be moderating the “Real-world problems: How to create a paradigm shift” panel. Assistants will gain access to actionable insights based on the key learnings from both founders during their time in the entrepreneurial world.
About Jordan French
An award-winning journalist and Executive Director at Grit Daily, Jordan has decades of experience in the engineering, law, and creative industry having worked for organizations ranging from NASA to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He is also a regular at Web Summit, having moderated and participated in several panels in the past.
He has also co-founded 6 successful companies, which provide him with a unique perspective on the world of entrepreneurship that he is now using to help others start and succeed in their own journeys… As well as how to dress to impress while doing so.
About Michele Romanow
One of the Dragons on CBC’s hit show “Dragon’s Den”, Michele Romanow is an entrepreneur known by millions of people around the world. Having founded more than six companies before turning 35th, she is now the President of Clearco, a lending firm she co-founded to help startups get off the ground via equity-free investments surpassing the $2 billion mark.
A graduate of Queen’s University, Michele has been named Fortune’s “40 under 40” as well as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. As one of Canada’s most “Most Powerful Women” and “Angel Investor of the Year”, she has become one of the most influential women in the global tech industry.
About Florian Otto
Florian Otto, a former physician turned entrepreneur, is currently the CEO of healthcare fintech company Cedar, which he co-founded. Florian has more than 11 years of experience founding and running companies, with his first business being ClubeUrbano. His first attempt at entrepreneurship would be a total success, becoming one of the three biggest markets for e-commerce giant Groupon when It was acquired years later.
Florian has also been helping founders succeed ever since by providing investment to startups in the seed/early stage. A member of Forbes Business Council, he also has created valuable connections in the entrepreneurial world, which he is now using to boost innovation in Brazil and the world.