Raymi Toronto is excited to cover the 2016 Digital Media Summit this Thursday. We are particularly enthused about the Rock Star Entrepreneur: Opening Keynote with Michael Wekerle
The tattoos are your first clue he isn’t your garden variety Canadian businessman. “Wek” is an iconoclast. He saved the storied El Mocambo from the wrecking ball. He bought a cluster of former Blackberry buildings in Waterloo and plans to further develop the properties into a high-tech live-work community. He co-owns the Canadian franchise rights to Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg’s Wahlburgers restaurant. He’s a Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. And Difference Capital Financial Inc., the merchant bank he co-founded, manages a fund that includes successful growth companies like Hootsuite, BuildDirect and Blue Ant Media. A philanthropist, media personality and ultra-shrewd investor, Wek takes life head on. And he thinks you can too.
Also pretty excited about the Youtube Stars and Branded Content: A Conversation with the Domestic Geek & JusReign cross-over session.
Be sure to say hi if you see us poking around the Sheraton this Thursday and get tickets if you haven’t already yet. It’s important to stay on your digital media game. Looking forward to networking (collecting business cards) and can already smell the digital media success coming down the road lol. All about the snowball effect in this industry, no? Yes! See you soon.