President's Speaker Series: Brian Wong - The Cheat Code


Have you ever noticed that there are certain people who seem to get ahead just a bit faster than everyone else?

 
DateWednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:00pm to Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:30am

Phone

416-977-6000 x300

Cost

Free!

Email

jnorthwayfrank@ocadu.ca

Website

http://thecheatcodebook.com/

Location

100 McCaul Street - Auditorium - Room 190

Have you ever noticed that there are certain people who seem to get ahead just a bit faster than everyone else?

24 year old entrepreneur Brian Wong is one of these people, having graduated from college by age 18, and raised $24 million in venture capital to start his own company before he turned 25, Wong has grown that company into a global mobile advertising giant in just 4 years.

His secret? The Cheat Code.

Join moderator John Albright of Relay Ventures, Inc., to hear Kiip CEO and The Cheat Code author Brian Wong, speak this October 19, 2016 at OCAD University. Wong will discuss his journey as an entrepreneur from the early days — six years ago — until today. He will discuss specific "cheat codes" of how to get ahead, the trials and tribulations of being a young entrepreneur and CEO, and what you can do today to make your tomorrow that much more successful.

Brian's appearance is co-presented by Relay Ventures, Inc. and OCAD University's President's Speaker Series.

About Kiip and Brian Wong

Kiip (pronounced “keep”) redefines how brands connect with consumers through a rewards platform that targets “achievement moments” in mobile games and apps. This innovative approach to mobile marketing creates meaningful engagements between users, developers and advertisers. Backed by Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, Digital Garage and others, the company has raised over $32 million in funding to date.

Kiip has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List,” named on the Dow Jones “FasTech50” and listed on

Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies.” Once the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding, Wong received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, after skipping four K12 grades.

Wong has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership, including:

● One of Canada’s “Top 20 Under 20”

Business Insider’s “Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley,” “30 Under 30 in Advertising” and “18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising”

Forbes’ “30 under 30” for three years

● Mashable’s “Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch”

● iMedia “25”

● AdAge “Creativity Top 50”

Before starting Kiip, Wong led key publisher and tech partnerships at the social news website Digg.com, where he accelerated the company’s mobile presence by launching the Digg Android mobile app.

Wong is launching his first book, The Cheat Code, in September 2016. The Cheat Code is 71 bite-sized and virtually effortless shortcuts to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for creative thinkers and their ideas, and to accelerate success.

DateWednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:00pm to Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:30am

Phone

416-977-6000 x300

Cost

Free!

Email

jnorthwayfrank@ocadu.ca

Website

http://thecheatcodebook.com/

Location

100 McCaul Street - Auditorium - Room 190

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Brian Wong
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:00pm to Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:30am

Have you ever noticed that there are certain people who seem to get ahead just a bit faster than everyone else?

24 year old entrepreneur Brian Wong is one of these people, having graduated from college by age 18, and raised $24 million in venture capital to start his own company before he turned 25, Wong has grown that company into a global mobile advertising giant in just 4 years.

His secret? The Cheat Code.

Join moderator John Albright of Relay Ventures, Inc., to hear Kiip CEO and The Cheat Code author Brian Wong, speak this October 19, 2016 at OCAD University. Wong will discuss his journey as an entrepreneur from the early days — six years ago — until today. He will discuss specific "cheat codes" of how to get ahead, the trials and tribulations of being a young entrepreneur and CEO, and what you can do today to make your tomorrow that much more successful.

Brian's appearance is co-presented by Relay Ventures, Inc. and OCAD University's President's Speaker Series.

About Kiip and Brian Wong

Kiip (pronounced “keep”) redefines how brands connect with consumers through a rewards platform that targets “achievement moments” in mobile games and apps. This innovative approach to mobile marketing creates meaningful engagements between users, developers and advertisers. Backed by Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, Digital Garage and others, the company has raised over $32 million in funding to date.

Kiip has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List,” named on the Dow Jones “FasTech50” and listed on

Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies.” Once the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding, Wong received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, after skipping four K12 grades.

Wong has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership, including:

● One of Canada’s “Top 20 Under 20”

Business Insider’s “Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley,” “30 Under 30 in Advertising” and “18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising”

Forbes’ “30 under 30” for three years

● Mashable’s “Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch”

● iMedia “25”

● AdAge “Creativity Top 50”

Before starting Kiip, Wong led key publisher and tech partnerships at the social news website Digg.com, where he accelerated the company’s mobile presence by launching the Digg Android mobile app.

Wong is launching his first book, The Cheat Code, in September 2016. The Cheat Code is 71 bite-sized and virtually effortless shortcuts to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for creative thinkers and their ideas, and to accelerate success.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street - Auditorium - Room 190
Website: 
http://thecheatcodebook.com/
Email: 
jnorthwayfrank@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x300
Cost: 
Free!
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