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									                                               SEAN WISE

Entrepreneurial evangelist, lawyer, professor and business mentor, Sean Wise - MBA, helps make
entrepreneurial dreams come true. Wise specializes in helping emerging and high growth potential
organizations raise funds, turn a profit and be successful. His intense, entertaining and direct approach has
earned him a loyal following of disciples who swear by his lessons and best practices for business success.

A self-confessed entrepreneur by the age of 13, Sean Wise has helped train over 3500 entrepreneurs
who have now collectively raised more $2.1B from a wide variety of investment sources.

In September 2008 his newest book will be released in the US by Penguin Publishing (NYC) titled:
How to Be a Business Superhero. Sean’s first book, Wise Words: Lessons in Venture Capital and
Entrepreneurship, is now in its second printing. Wise also writes a popular national online column on
Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship for the Globe and Mail, and his blogs and podcasts can be found
online at: The Journal of Private Equity, for March 2008, features Sean’s
academic research on Secondary Variables that impact M&A Pricing.

Sean Wise has been dubbed the “Dragons’ Keeper”, for his recurring role as Online Host and Industry
Advisor for CBC television’s hit business reality show, Dragons’ Den, now going into its 3rd season.
Dragons' Den originated in Japan and is an international success, including in the UK on the BBC.
On the show, aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts and products to a panel of business
moguls who have the cash and the know-how make it happen. In addition to screening and advising
contestants, Sean also led the show’s community presence through his extensive blogging and
speaking schedule.

Sean has teamed with a Manhattan-based private equity firm to change the way startup companies are
funded. With offices in Manhattan and Toronto, Sean Wise is the Founding Partner of Spencer Trask
Collaborative Venture Partners, LLC which is reinventing the business of seed venture capital

Sean Wise studied Engineering and Economics at Carleton University before earning his Law and
MBA degrees from the University of Ottawa. He is the Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, at
Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, and this fall will pursue his Ph.D in
Business, focused on Collective Business Intelligence in Collaborative Online Information Networks,
at the University of Glasgow. Sean sits on the Boards of several young technology companies, as well
as the Banff Venture Forum, the Canadian Innovation Exchange and the Toronto Venture Group. He
is a Law Society member and member of the Canadian Venture Capital Association.

Sean helped found Canada’s Ernst & Young Venture Capital Advisory Group and now undertakes
selective engagements from young companies looking for strategic guidance on growth, through his
personal holding company, Wise Mentor Capital, the premiere provider of mentoring services for high
growth companies seeking funding, bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and equity.
Featured in media and events across North America, Sean is recognized as a leading expert on raising
Venture Capital and is a successful international public speaker. According to Profit magazine he is
“one of the country’s foremost mentors of high growth CEOs.”

Over the last 10 years, he has lectured at more than 100 bootcamps, financing forums and industry
conferences, training entrepreneurs with his interactive lectures to school them on the art of building a
successful business and raising Venture Capital and Angel money.

Since 2007, Sean Wise has been teaching at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson
University in Toronto, Canada. In 2008, he was appointed to the faculty as a Professor of
Entrepreneurship & Strategy where he lectures undergrads and MBAs on the starting a business,
venture capital and innovation. Sean is also currently working on his PhD in Business at the
University of Glasgow.


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