University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
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Mike Rossi graduated UW Physics in 2011, and went on to found Smile.io, where he is the current CEO. Smile.io builds reward program software for thousands of eCommerce businesses around the word - rewarding 10s of millions of online shoppers each year. The company has 60 employees, and is growing rapidly.
Mike will recap his journey: founding a tech startup after graduating, the ups and downs in the years that followed, and now scaling a company with global reach. He’ll then explore some of the career paths available to Physics graduates in the tech world.
This talk is geared toward an upper year audience; as always, everyone is welcome to attend.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.