Mike Tippett

Hootsuite

Vancouver, BC, Canada

I am a 2 time Emmy nominee & have been a successful entrepreneur for almost two decades. I founded and managed several startups in New York and Vancouver.

In 2005 I founded, ran and later sold Nowpublic. NowPublic was named one of the top five most useful new sites on the web by The Guardian and Time magazine named it one of the Top 50 Websites for 2007. I ran GrowLab in 2011. Currently I'm helping to support the startup community in Vancouver and am Director, New Products at Hootsuite.



I also manage the Made in Vancouver startup directory, am on the Provincial Steering Committee for Startup Canada also donate my time to run Vancouver’s Startup Weekend.



I am a member of the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism Advisory Board, Capilano University, Bachelor of Professional Communication Advisory Committee and also a board member of CABINET, a Vancouver-based arts organization

Many years ago I graduated magna cum laude from Queen’s University with a degree in Philosophy.