Hi I'm Michael Cayley, Founder of Cdling (pronounced "seedling"), a platform that builds trust between investors, startups and mentors. I'm also Founder of the Ontario Cross-border Technology Innovation Ecosystem (OCTIE) Study. I've been doing the startup grind my whole career across Canada, the US, in Europe and China over the years. I hope that helps add some value to this conversation!
Annelies van den Belt is Chief Executive of DC Thomson Family History (formerly Brightsolid). She spent 5 years in Moscow as Chief Executive at SUP, Russia's fastest growing online news company and has held previous positions with worked the Telegraph Media Group and News International, having lived the startup grind during the launch of ITV.com.
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