Michele Romanow

CoFounder & President

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. 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 entrepreneurs.

Buytopia ranked the #3 on the Profit Hot 50 list of fastest growing companies, #1 on Chatelaine’s W100 list of fastest growing companies and 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 Queen’s Tricolour.

Michele is a director on the board of Vail Resorts, Shad Valley, Freshii, League of Innovators and BlockX.


Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

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Thurs, Sept 26


01:25pm - 01:50pm


The Changing Face of Canada’s Technology Workforce with Michele Romanow of Clearbanc and Melika Hope of Intuit Canada

Earlier this year, it was announced that Toronto is now ranked in the top three North American cities for technology talent. And, the pace of technology expansion in Canada only continues to grow. In the hyper-competitive landscape, what is it that makes people stand out from the crowd? Beyond looking at degrees or diplomas, this discussion will centre on the importance of having a unique mixture of people to bring best-in-class thinking to help solve technology and innovation problems from multiple angles.


09:00pm - 04:00am

Elevate King West

Party with a Dragon

Join CBC's Dragons' Den Michele Romanow at Goldie! Purchase of Bottle Service packages will get you priority access to this exclusive event.

Social Passes: $75 gives you access to special events on Elevate King West on Sept 25 & 26. All activities are first-come, first-served. Social pass does not provide entry to private or invite-only events.

Bottle Service: 1 Grey Goose $225, 2 Grey Goose $400 (plus tax and gratuity) / 1 Tromba $225, 2 Tromba $400 (plus tax and gratuity)

For bottle service, please email: emily@goldie.com

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