Entrepreneurship Speakers

Alex Kenjeev


President, O’Leary Ventures


Jason Feifer


Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine


Bruce Croxon


Chairman, Round 13 Capital


Daymond John


Founder of Fubu & Shark Tank Star


David Chilton


The Wealthy Barber


Marc Randolph


Co-Founder, Netflix


James Altucher


Bestselling Author


Melissa Sariffodeen


Co-Founder & CEO at Canada Learning Code


Devon Brooks


Co-Founder of BLO


John Stix


Transformation Specialist


Kevin O’Leary


Shark Tank & Dragon’s Den


Terry O’Reilly


Host, Under The Influence


Tamara Beatty


Voice Coach Consultant, NBC’s “The Voice”


Ted Graham


Head, Open Innovation – General Motors


Mary Young


CEO & Designer, MARY YOUNG


Cesar Kuriyama


Founder, 1 Second Everyday


Michael Wekerle


Canadian Finance Expert


David Katz


Founder & CEO, Plastic Bank


Matthew Corrin


Founder and CEO, Freshii


Lane Merrifield


Co-Founder, FreshGrade & Club Penguin


Vincenzo Guzzo


President and CEO, Cinemas Guzzo
Dragon’s Den Star


Patrick Lee


Co-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes



Why is entrepreneurship important? What does the future of entrepreneurship look like? What can governments do to support entrepreneurs? Shark Tank and Dragon’s Den indicate the high interest in startup culture and innovation among the new generation of workers today. Talent Bureau works with a talented roster of speakers who are able to share their profound wisdom on entrepreneurship and the steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur.


Human nature is a complex beast, so let’s simplify it; let’s talk about drives. We are driven to find food, love, companionship, safety, esteem, self-actualization; you’ve seen the hierarchy of needs. We are driven to our core to find these things; they’re ingrained in our physiology, our psychology, and the very fabric of our society. We want to create, we want to achieve greatness, we want to be the best us we can be; all of these drives lead us to the entrepreneurial spirit.


Entrepreneurship is humanity at its best, endeavoring to create meaningful change to the benefit of everyone. It’s about lowering prices, creating new commodities, finding an unserviced niche and filling it. It’s about creativity and sticktoitiveness and resilience, about competition, bravery, and humility. It’s about taking the lessons life gives you and turning them into gold; it’s about self-actualization so powerful that you create something that could only have come from the sum total of your subjective experience.


Entrepreneurship isn’t easy; everyone wants to be their best, and successful entrepreneurs are at the pinnacle. Sometimes it can seem impossible to succeed as an entrepreneur; you look at the people at the top and see “born winners”, people with innate talents that secured them a position at the top before they even knew what to do with their lives. The reality is, like any other talent, entrepreneurship takes hard work and dedication. It takes self-evaluation; what are you really best at, and how can you do it well enough to surpass everyone else in your arena? Its blood, sweat, and tears; its failure. When entrepreneurs fail, though, they don’t give up; they keep trying and trying and through the sum total of their experiences, they manage to rise up and provide humanity with something unique and powerful. The entrepreneurial spirit is nothing less than the roaring fire that propels humanity forward, to the stars and beyond.


Some of the most famous and successful entrepreneurs of our time are here to give engaging, thought-provoking presentation. Shark Tank celebrities Kevin O’ Leary and Daymond John are both here to share their tales of perseverance and success in the business arena. Brian Wong of Kiip invites you to incorporate play in your business; after all, a love of fun and creativity are two of the key traits of any great entrepreneur. David Katz, founder of Plastic Bank, considers how entrepreneurs can shape the world through social responsibility like he’s done with his efforts to encourage recycling and reduce ocean plastic while spurring development in developing countries.


All of our speakers have had immense success in the business world, starting from the bottom and starting their own enterprises. They had a vision, then the drive and wherewithal to see it through; because of that, they’ve all changed the world for the better. When your organization is filled with entrepreneurs, they’ll be full of the same interests; creative problem-solving, ambition, follow-through and self-actualization. That means innovative and productive solutions for your whole business.


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