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David Ceolin

David Ceolin

Expert-in-Residence
Sales, Growth, Business Models

About David Ceolin

Specializations: Sales, Marketing, Growth Strategy, Business Models, Content Development, Operations Scaling, Culture and People Development

ICD.D designation Board Director/Partner at Innovation Grade Ventures.

David founded Innovation Grade Ventures, a seed stage investment fund, focused on early stage companies. Previously, David was the founder and CEO of Digital Cement, a digital company that he grew from 1 to 200 employees and 0 to 20+ million in sales. Digital Cement’s innovative customer relationship management (CRM) methodology delivered top line revenue for international clients like Kraft Foods, the NBA, FedEx, AT&T, and Royal Bank. Digital Cement was successfully acquired by Pitney Bowes.

David is that rare combination of successful entrepreneur and investor. He has reviewed thousands of pitches by companies in all stages. David’s proven 7-step growth methodology provides businesses at every stage a step-by-step process to success.

David is also the author of a best-selling book about entrepreneurship and growth (The Idea Guide: the step-by-step guide for planning your own business). The Globe and Mail review said The Idea Guide “is both thorough and simple and useful for anyone planning or currently involved in a business venture.”

David has also received the Top 40 under 40 award, given annually to individuals from multiple disciplines that demonstrate vision, leadership, innovation, achievement, and community impact. David holds an Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) and is a member of various company and non-profit boards in the US and Canada.