Taking Your Idea From Concept to Market and Positioning Yourself for Exit.
Currently, I am sharing my time and focus with technology based startups with a strong potential of global growth and scalability. My current interests include working with savvy entrepreneurs in the technology startup space and in particular with those on the B2C side by leveraging my years of experience and drive to help them achieve long term success on the road to an exit or IPO.
Recommendations & Referrals:
Katrina German - Co-Founder and CEO of OneStory.com
George is a dedicated founder with deep insight into running a technology startup. He is very approachable and connected in the startup community. His passion, ambition, skills and personality make him true entrepreneur.
Kirk Munroe - Co-founder at Travelabulous
George is an inspiration to the travel startup community. He deeply understands what it takes to get stuff done while still managing to cultivate the relationships and community for the benefit of all. If I didn't already have a great co-founder, I would be nagging George to start something with me!
Amelia Duri - Founder at Zenvia Virtual Bookkeeping Solutions
George has been a gigantic wealth of information. He's been a key part in developing my new business and I'm so thankful I've met such a brilliant, talented, creative and passionate person. He's done great things and will continue to do great things. Keep this one in your back pocket.
Hans Downer - President & CEO SavvyDox
I have had the good fortune of knowing George for the past three years through our involvement at Invest Ottawa. George is a very high energy guy, full of innovative ideas, and always willing to help out others when he can. He has a great sense for the B2C market and his progress at Treasure Chest Marketplace is a good example of that. He has established a very strong network both in Silicon Valley and Ottawa and he is a pleasure to work with.
Tim Trinh - Partner at Orbithub.com
Aside from having the remarkable traits that define a great leader with business acumen, George is also a sociable, dedicated, and very resourceful person. He connects and helps connecting people in the start-up community to really bolster the eco-system. A highly regarded individual indeed.
Seaf Al-Munayer - Founder of Singularity Development, Singularity XL
George is a young entrepreneur's true friend; full of wisdom and advice. His warm and welcoming approach to networking was instrumental in pushing my career forward.
As a young entrepreneur, I reached out to him because he was making waves in the Ottawa region and I hoped to learn a few worthy lessons from his journey. He not only obliged in giving me the light of day, but also provided me with amazing insight about the entrepreneurial life, he helped me in validating my ideas, solidifying my strategies, and encouraging me to push forward.
While he was at Invest Ottawa, he generously made introductions for me and invited me down for an eye-opening tour where I interfaced with the resident startups and met tons of awesome people. I'll never ever forget that kind gesture and I've learned to pay it forward to young aspiring entrepreneurs whenever we cross paths.
George is always there when I need an experienced ear. I am forever grateful to know him and thankful to have met him, and looking forward to continuing our bond with future ventures.
Jason "HF" Connell- Startup Ambassador at Invest Ottawa Incubator/Accelerator
In addition to having all the awesome traits someone must have to be a startup founder, George's greatest trait is a willingness to pay it forward.
Always willing to mentor, help, and give back to the community; George's candour, willingness to help, and his sense of humour during difficult circumstances are some of the reasons I hold him in the highest regard.
George is an absolute pillar in the startup community and I am honoured to call him a friend.
Saumil Patel - Entrepreneur / Software Engineer / Co-Founder Faevo
Founder and resourceful are the words that comes to mind when I think about George.
I’ve known George for nearly a year, during which I have learned a great deal about entrepreneurship, leadership and management from him. George has truly been an influential asset personally and to the startup community as a leader, mentor and most importantly a friend.
I highly recommend George as he is by far one of the most resourceful, knowledgeable and entrepreneurial personalities I have had the pleasure of knowing.
James Don-Carolis - CEO & Co-Founder at NextBigThing Studios
George is a strong believer in community and can often be found helping the younger companies. NextBigThing Studios was lucky to be one of the companies to receive his advice. Bouncing ideas against such a well respected and knowledgeable entrepreneur was a big help to NextBigThing Studios. George helped us problem solve and identify opportunities that we hadn't considered.
Masha Krol - Travelabulous co-founder
I have no idea how, but George finds the time to both work extremely hard on his startup and cultivate the startup ecosystem in genuinely useful ways (generous introductions, idea bouncing, moral support). Dude is absolutely solid!
Rhu Hashemi – Founder at Carsify.com & Student, Sprott School of Business
George is truly one of a kind. A connector in the startup ecosystem and always finding ways to give back. He has a deep understanding of business models and can synthesize problems very quickly. His advice is always valued and helpful. Thank you George.
Flavio Banyai – Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Astéria Internet Solutions
I had the chance to meet George during my stay at Invest Ottawa and instantly realized that he has the "something more". He is a very skilled entrepreneur, very practical and he always comes with good ideas and suggestions for improving businesses.
He's always open to hear others ideas and I really think of him as my main partner for everything my company consider doing in Canada.
Nick May - Founder of REMAY
I met George two years ago through an incubator and we quickly became friends. George is nothing short of a determined, detail oriented hard working entrepreneur capable of executing any sized project. George is an independent community leader with a strong drive for success and social impact. I have noticed that he tends to work on projects which have the right balance between scalable profitability/potential and social impact, which in my opinion is a testament to his good-will social entrepreneur nature.
Farhad Khan – Founder of Flyta, Software Engineer and Drupal Technical Architect
I met George at a gala last year and have known him for over a year now. He is not only a brilliant entrepreneur but an amazingly nice person who cares deeply about the people around him. He is one of those founders who will give (a lot) before he will ask for something from you, made me feel guilty at times. Do not miss an opportunity to meet him in person!
Yuhao Chen - Software Engineer 1 at Ciena
It has really been an honour for me to have had a chance to meet and talk with an aspiring entrepreneur and founder like George every week.
I met George for the first time in 2014 at Invest Ottawa, which is an incubator organization for startups in Ottawa. Of course, our topics would usually be related and revolve around startups and entrepreneurship. From every single word he said, I am able to feel his great passion and talent about running and expanding a startup company successfully. For instance, I knew one of his startup was building a brand new type of e-commerce platform which was also being implemented as a mobile application. As I recall, George is not mainly focused on the software engineering side of things but more on the biz dev and day to day operations and growth of the startup. However, when we were talking about some of technical aspects of the e-commerce and mobile app, I was absolutely impressed by his deep understanding of his products on the technical side and naturally on the business side as well. This made me believe that George is one of those rare entrepreneurs that is really passionate about what he is doing and has ability to fully understand his product on all fronts, which I believe are two critical characteristics for any successful startup CEO.
To conclude, I am very pleased that I had a chance to meet George, especially at that early of a stage in my career. I have heavily benefited from his motivated attitude, extensive knowledge and unique vision."
Michel Paquet - CEO & Founder at Aetonix
Over the last 2 years, I had the pleasure to work with George and to exchange on the challenges that entrepreneurs faced. George has amazing networking skills and is very determinate to be successful as a startup leader. Hard work, passion, and motivation, is what drive George to make a difference and to make the world a better place to live. Great to have George in my network.
Ned Nadima – Founder at Denilson
George's dedication to his work (startup) is incredible. I've learned a lot while hanging out with him. He's always willing to help fellow founders and friends, even though is busy as hell :) Anyone looking for a mentor, a business strategy exec or a friend should connect with him, we need more people like George in the ecosystem.
Michael-Anthony Clement - Co-founder, President and CEO at Bytefour
Over the last year I've had the profound pleasure to know George as a peer at Invest Ottawa. He's the kind of entrepreneur who no matter how much is on his plate, will help others improve themselves and their business. This kind of community focus is rare but he makes it his own. One instance is when he spearheaded a trip to silicon valley, one that paved the way for other startups to follow in his footsteps only months later. George's willingness to lend a hand and ability to get things done are two of the qualities that inspire others to do more and do them better.
Zeeshan A Zakaria - Founder of Foodsify
George is an inspirational founder of a wonderful company, who is always willing to help new founders and goes extra mile to guide those who need guidance on in the world of technology start-ups. He is also a very good writer and has been sharing his very valuable knowledge through his articles. I highly recommend George as a talented, dependable and helpful individual and founder.
John Hallam Co-Founder & CEO/CPO at Vidrack.com
George is one of the hardest working entrepreneurs I know. If there is anyone who gives 110%, it is George... George is also very bright and knows how to get things done!
Lloyd Alexander- Modern Marketer Udemy | Startups, Tech, Growth.
I had the chance to work with George on Treasure Chest in 2014. George is a passionate entrepreneur with loads of hustle and a fun guy to be around!