Mike currently serves as managing partner at Panache Ventures. Previously, he was managing partner at 500 Startups Canada. From successful entrepreneur to investor and mentor in the startup community, Mike gets involved where it counts and where he can bring value. As an entrepreneur: Beltron from 1984 to 2000 and iBwave from 2003 to 2015. As an angel investor and mentor: over 60 companies in the past 15 years. Mike is visibly involved in the startup investment community through Panache Ventures, Anges Québec, the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) and many other initiatives. Mike was also awarded NACO’s Angel Investor of the Year in 2015 and Ambassador of the Year by the faculty of Science at Sherbrooke University. Nurturing entrepreneurship is his passion!