Mike BettsUTEST Co-Director
Michael (Mike) Betts is entrepreneur-in-residence at MaRS Innovation where he co-directs theUniversity of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) program, which identifies and provides very early-stage investment, mentorship and working space to promising academic founding teams working in the software space and affiliated with U of T.
Michael is a recognized entrepreneur and technology executive with over 10 years of experience working with and managing rapid growth technology start-ups.
In addition to MI, Michael is the president of Castlegar Management Ltd., a boutique advisory services firm focused on providing strategic counsel to the CEOs of technology start-ups, and is the founder of The INC Society, a members only, corporate perks and benefits program for Canadian entrepreneurs.
Prior to these activities, Michael was the founder of Canada’s first web based, in-image ad network, and was responsible for all aspects of the company’s early growth, financing and strategy.