Michael is a two-time Emmy nominee and has been a successful entrepreneur for almost two decades. He founded and managed several early stage technology companies in New York and Vancouver.
In 2005 he founded and later sold Nowpublic. NowPublic was named one of the top five most useful new sites on the web by The Guardian and Time magazine named it one of the Top 50 Websites for 2007. He ran GrowLab in 2011. For 2 years he ran Hootsuite Labs and was Director, New Products at Hootsuite. He is currently the CEO and founder of Wantoo.
He's also on the Provincial Steering Committee for Startup Canada and donates his time to run Vancouver’s Startup Weekend.
He's a member of the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism Advisory Board, Capilano University, Bachelor of Professional Communication Advisory Committee and was a board member of CABINET, a Vancouver-based arts organization.
Many years ago, he graduated magna cum laude from Queen’s University with a degree in philosophy. He's co-creator of Grafik Dynamo (http://www.turbulence.org/Works/dynamo/), a work that was commissioned with funds from the Warhol Foundation. His collaborator on the work was Kate Armstrong.
Specialties: Startups, Digital Media, Consumer Internet, Saas, Social Media, Enterprise