Queen's Venture Network

The Entrepreneurial Exit:
What's Your Intention?

When you started your business, you probably weren’t even thinking about your exit intention? Why would you? You were just getting started with the exciting stuff. Well, maybe it is time to think about it.

Entrepreneurs exit businesses for a multitude of reasons – some plan for it, some don’t. And then there is that old adage of businesses are bought, not sold. So … where does this leave us?

Join us for an evening of discussion as our panel of experienced [serial] entrepreneurs share their stories of startup to exit. Each brings a different perspective to the reason why they choose to exit and will share insights on what they learned along the way.

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  • Monday, June 24th, 2019
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • SmithToronto, 200 Front Street West
    Simcoe Place, 30th Floor
  • Complimentary




Tim Ray

Tim Ray, AMBA’11
CEO and Co-Founder, Guy Commerce Inc.
CEO and Co-Founder, JetSavvy

Tim Ray is an entrepreneur focused in e-commerce and technology with a passion for creating cool brands and innovative business models. Tim has one successful 7 figure exit with his first e-commerce start-up, FoodScrooge.com, which was acquired after 10 months by TorStar Digital in 2011.

In 2013, Tim launched Carnivore Club, the premium subscription service for foodies who love charcuterie. Carnivore Club has expanded globally to operate in Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Australia. In 2015, Tim purchased Broquet.co, an e-commerce site with awesome curated gift crates for men based in California. In 2018, Tim co-founded Guy Commerce Inc and acquired two additional subscription e-commerce brands with the purpose of creating synergies between e-commerce brands geared towards a male audience.

In 2017, Tim co-founded JetSavvy.com, a start-up that will revolutionize the way consumers access and book private aviation online. JetSavvy is slated to launch 2019. Please stay tuned for future updates.

Jeff Wiener

Jeff Wiener, BCom'90
President and Founder, The Kickass Entrepreneur

Jeff started his entrepreneurial venture from the basement of an apartment building in 1991. Twenty-six years later, in 2017, he sold his telecom company to private equity. The reasons why he sold his business are not what you would expect.

Jeff talks about the event that took place in his life that caused him to re-examine his career, develop a personal vision, become an Amazon best-selling author, and establish his next career path.

Somen Mondal

Somen Mondal, MBA'06
CEO and Co-Founder, Ideal.com

Somen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ideal. Prior to Ideal, Somen served as Co-Founder and CEO of Field ID until it was successfully acquired in 2012. Somen’s accomplishments include spots on both the Profit Hot 50 and Deloitte Fast 50 lists. In 2012, Somen received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.