Michael has been involved in building innovation ecosystems for the last 10 years. He successfully launched the BizInc Incubator in London, Ontario (2008) and helped launch the FRESH Startups Accelerator in Toronto (2014). Today, he advises the Lab-B innovation space in Brampton, Ontario and operates GrowWorks day-to-day. He is an entrepreneur, former software executive, Google Startup Weekend mentor and public speaker. He is a big advocate for building communities and paying it forward. Michael is a medical cannabis patient, and a former hobby grower.