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Natural Vs. Unnatural: What G.B Shaw Taught me About Startups

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What can we still learn from the wisdom of George Bernard Shaw? Renowned strategist, innovator, and pioneer in the mobile tech space, Michael Sikorsky will share more when he is in Winnipeg to keynote and judge at Lift’Off, Innovate Manitoba’s annual startup conference and investment competition taking place June 20, 2017 at the Hotel Fort Garry.

Keynote-Michael-SikorskyMichael launched his company Robots and Pencils in 2009 with the then-contrarian view that mobile would be more transformative than the Internet. Since then, the company has become a trusted strategic partner to some of the world’s largest brands, creating more than 250 apps used by 77 million people worldwide. Robots and Pencils has also consistently been among the first to operationalize frontier technologies — such as machine learning, bots and conversational user interfaces — helping to reinforce its clients as innovators.

Today, Robots and Pencils is home to more than 180 talented robots, pencils and ampersands with offices located throughout North America and in the UK. Past accolades have included being named the 34th fastest growing company by Deloitte for a growth rate of 4,971% and being invited to the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year awards as part of a special citation on global growth.

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