After running product development and marketing for a large software company (which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2008) Sarah founded Sprouter; the world’s first online community providing real-time advice to startups. The platform was acquired in 2011 and she went on to build BetaKit – a popular technology news site that was acquired in 2013. She joined forces with talented business leaders from some of the world’s top companies like LEGO, Virgin and Starbucks to co-found BrandProject – a firm actively investing in early-stage startups across a wide variety of industries.
Sarah is passionate about design and working on transformative ideas. She was named by Inc Magazine as one of the top entrepreneurs in North America and one of the “Top 20 Power Elite” by Canadian Business. She is frequently in the media and has been profiled by numerous prestigious publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Wired Magazine. Her advice can be found regularly in her monthly column “Founders Notes” and in an upcoming television series debuting in 2015.
She has delivered keynote speeches and sessions at prestigious events including South by Southwest, Big Omaha, Summit Series and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a relentless evangelist for emerging technology and the innovators pioneering better ways of doing things.
Her current behind-the-scenes projects are focused on transforming education to better inspire innovation and entrepreneurship.
Follow Sarah on Twitter: @sarahprevette