Michele Romanow – Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit | BDC.ca

Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit April 17-18, 2018

Michele Romanow

Michele Romanow

"Dragon", CBC Dragons’ Den and Co-Founder, Clearbanc

Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. The youngest ever entrepreneur to join CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Michele is the co-founder of e-commerce platforms Buytopia.ca and SnapSaves (acquired by Groupon), which have saved millions of users hundreds of millions of dollars. She is ranked in WXN’s “100 Most Powerful in Canada” and listed as the only Canadian on Forbes’ “Millennial on a Mission” list. Her current venture, Clearbanc, is offering financial services for freelancers and entrepreneurs.

Buytopia ranked third on the Profit Hot 50 list of fastest growing companies in 2013 and was the fastest growing company on Chatelaine's W100 list in 2013. Michele was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. Michele was previously the Director of Strategy for Sears.

Michele holds an engineering degree and an MBA from Queen's University where she received the Tricolour Award. She is a director on the board of Vail Resorts, Shad Valley, Freshii and League of Innovators.