Michael Burtov

Michael Burtov

Speaker
CEO & Innovation Leader

Michael Burtov, is a serial venture-backed entrepreneur that over the last 15 years has founded and grown multiple startups from initial idea to millions in revenue and millions in venture funding. He has appeared on SHARK TANK, won multiple International innovation awards, holds multiple patents, and been the subject of mini-documentaries by the Discovery Channel and CNN’s “Great Big Story.” Michael’s work has been featured on the cover of TIME Magazine and in hundreds of media outlets across the world. He is also the author of “The Evergreen Startup,” a leading book on early-stage startup fundraising. Additionally, Michael has worked hands-on with dozens of hi-growth startups to fundraise and scale and has supported hundreds of startups through some of the world’s leading innovation organizations which include Harvard Business School, Harvard Innovation Labs, Techstars, MIT Sloan School of Management, the MIT Enterprise Forum, and Florida International University. Michael is also a crowdfunding pioneer who was  the first to raise over $1M+ with Rewards Crowdfunding ($1.26M raised on Kickstarter) AND $1M+ with Equity Crowdfunding ($1.47M raised on StartEngine). In 2019, when TIME Magazine named Michael's work a top invention of the year, TIME Magazine indicated that Michael’s work is "making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun…changing the way we live, work, play and think about what's possible."
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