Dr. Sean Wise, the host of The Naked Entrepreneur on OWN Canada, will be in Prince George on January 24th.  He believes that now is the perfect time to dream big, follow your passion and create your own path to success, and will talk about why now is the best time to be an entrepreneur.

Dr. Wise’s talk is being presented by Innovation Central, in collaboration with Startup Canada, and will be held at the Hubspace downtown.

“We are excited that Dr. Wise is able to visit Prince George and share with our entrepreneurial community his enthusiasm for starting businesses now” said Matt Hutcheon, Executive Director of Innovation Central.  “The money required to start a business can be significantly less than it traditionally has been, launch can happen more quickly, and global markets are available from anywhere.  In many ways, entrepreneurship has never been more accessible than it is now, and Dr. Wise will share best practices that decrease the risk of startup failure.”

Dr. Wise is one of Canada’s top mentors, is a former advisor to CBC’s Dragon’s Den, and has vast experience as an investor and business coach.  The seminar runs from 5:30-7:00pm, and tickets are available through www.eventbrite.ca.  Cost is $20, or $15 for students.

About Sean Wise

Dr. 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 boot camps, 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.