Cherry Rose Tan

Cherry Rose Tan

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Toronto, Ontario

Futurist | Entrepreneur | General Partner At Renew Venture Capital | Leadership & Tech Visionary

Cherry Rose Tan is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Schulich School of Business, where she advises an ecosystem of 250 startups and 3,000 members. A fifth-generation entrepreneur and a first mover in several industries, Tan served as Pre-Seed Investor of Paycase Financial, a Canadian blockchain pioneer that provides infrastructure to global markets. She was also General Partner at Renew Venture Capital, an early-stage firm focused on impact and underrepresented founders. Her previous company #REALTALK is North America’s largest platform on Entrepreneurial Mental Health. Tan grew the movement to 40,000 leaders and 70 national champions, with a synonymous Top 14 Business podcast on iTunes. Her companies have been featured on Forbes, Inc., CBC, Nasdaq, and Insider for being disrupters in their industries. She also sits on the boards for Wellspring and the Canadian Mental Health Association, with her first book being released with Wiley in October 2024.
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#REALTALK with Cherry Rose Tan

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CHERRY ROSE TAN BIOGRAPHY

With over 15 years of experience in tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship, futurist Cherry Rose Tan has built a reputation as the “First Mover” in several industries, including crypto, ed-tech, and mental health. A crypto Investor since 2015, Cherry Rose Tan partnered with her brother and resulted in the creation of Paycase Financial, a Canadian blockchain pioneer that provides infrastructure and liquidity to global financial markets.

Cherry Rose Tan’s latest company #REALTALK, the mental health movement for the tech industry, is known for being North America’s first and largest platform on Founder Mental Health. Specializing in working with high-net worth and C-Suite clientele, Cherry Rose Tan grew the movement to 40,000 leaders and 70 national champions in four years, with a synonymous Top 14 Business podcast on iTunes as well.

Currently, Cherry Rose Tan is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Schulich School of Business, where Cherry Rose Tan advises a global ecosystem of 200 startups and 3,000 members. As a Venture Partner for GoingVC Partners, one of the largest angel networks in San Francisco, Cherry Rose Tan holds expertise in early-stage B2B SaaS, network effects, and regulated industries like crypto and cannabis.

Early in her career, Cherry Rose Tan has been an award-winning K-12 educator, teaching in Canada’s most exclusive schools. With a M.A. in Education from the University of Toronto, she specialized in gamification as a teacher-researcher and holds a 25-year history as a gamer, where she ranked #17 (out of 25 million users) on Neopets, a virtual pets website that served as a precursor to the metaverse.

As an Innovation Keynote Speaker, Cherry Rose Tan is represented by the Speakers Bureau of Canada, with her first book being released in late 2022. Her companies have been featured on Forbes, Inc., The Globe and Mail, CBC, Nasdaq, Reuters, Insider, and MarketWatch for being disrupters in their respective industries.

Books

Still Standing: What It Takes to Thrive and Innovate in a Messy World
Still Standing: What It Takes to Thrive and Innovate in a Messy World
Still Standing is not just a book; it's a tactical roadmap for businesses and leaders ready to create everyday resilience in the face of constant change. Whether you're seeking to enhance your leadership skills, navigate the challenges of growing a business, or manage workplace burnout and...

Articles & Media

York University’s Schulich School of Business continues tech leadership focus with new certificate programs

BetaKit

Built and led by Schulich entrepreneur-in-residence Cherry Rose Tan, working with Schulich adjunct professor Chris Carder, Schulich Venture Academy is designed for people working full-time who are looking to expand their skillset as it relates to the tech and innovation economy.
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Meet the business leaders happy to admit to their mistakes

CBC News

Cherry Rose Tan shared her experience of being a workaholic, which drove her to near exhaustion and created serious health issues. She also revealed the toll building a start up took on some of her employees, and the personal sacrifices they made for the company.
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Driven By Bullying, Suicide, Grief And Trauma - How These Entrepreneurs Are Scaling Mental Health

Forbes

Megan Bruneau: What's The Story Behind For Founders By Founders? Cherry Rose Tan: I've been an entrepreneur for 14 years, a journey I shared with my brother. We both worked in the tech industry, but when he passed away unexpectedly a year and a half ago, I hit rock bottom.
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Mastering Venture Capital Fundraising For Business Owners

Forbes

In speaking with Cherry Rose Tan, General Partner at Renew Venture Capital, she receives many pitches and wants to help business owners understand what investors are looking for.
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Cherry Rose Tan Topic Presentations

Possibility Executed™: Determining the Future of Your Organization in An Age of Uncertainty

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In a world of exponential technology, organizations (and their people) face a daily environment of stress, uncertainty, and rapid change. This pressure continues to build, as we grapple with the long-term impacts of the pandemic and the recession. The fact is we need leaders who can rise to the occasion, but how do we build the future of our organization without burning out along the way?

    In this presentation, fifth-generation entrepreneur and venture capitalist Cherry Rose Tan shares the mindset, heart set, and skillset leaders need to build future-proof organizations. Having coached and advised over 300 startups and their executive teams, she offers real-world insights and case studies on how to implement and scale strategies that will drive your organization forward.

    This session is perfect for leaders and teams:

    • Navigating constant stress and change, such as emerging technology, new competitors, or low resources
    • Dealing with burnout, resistance, and/or low morale as you implement innovation or digital transformation
    • Struggling to recruit and/or retain talent, while executing high-stakes or long-term strategies

    The audience will leave with:

    • A shared language for identifying and addressing stressors before they snowball
    • A 3-part leadership model that empowers every team member to create everyday resilience in the face of change
    • The awareness, energy, and inspiration to begin building an innovative culture

Possibility Executed™ With Artificial Intelligence

Possibility Executed™ With Web3 and Metaverse

#realtalk: Building A Thriving and Resilient Organization

One Percent-her: Lessons From A Fifth-generation Entrepreneur

Artificial Intelligence: Tools, Tips, and Tricks for Everyday Work

Testimonials

Cherry Rose is personable, funny, and captivating. She spoke to us about managing disruption as an organization and had the entire group engaged throughout her talk. Her wealth of experience across numerous industries is remarkable and this was core to what made her keynote so powerful. Thank you!

George Silva

National Manager
Dealer Operations at Mercedes-Benz

Cherry Rose did a great job taking her experience and applying it to the problems we are trying to solve. Her path to today was inspiring and she really ignited the team to think differently about innovation. She brought a robust approach to applying innovation in our day-to-day opportunities, and the attendees found a lot of value in her talk.

Eric Dressler

Associate Vice President
Data and Analytics at Canadian Automobile Association

Cherry Rose is the real deal. It’s hard sometimes to get the words out when you have people that make a genuine impact on not just the attendees, but on the event organizers and everyone around them. It’s a very rare thing. It’s very rare. There is nobody better at what she does than Cherry Rose.

Steven Pulver

Co-Founder
Fireside Conference

Mental health can be a difficult issue to discuss, but Cherry Rose made me feel simply put – involved. Rather than a series of points on a slide deck, her session made me consider how these issues impact me and the people around me. If you want someone who will crack open the doors and allow your people to think through the issues, then book her.

Alan Wilson

Chief Executive Officer
Tripwire Interactive

My favorite part was Cherry Rose’s authenticity and vulnerability, and really understanding the challenges at hand. After her keynote today, I really felt inspired and equipped to deal with these challenges. Cherry Rose’s impact on this room was incredible.

Alison Kirkland

Chief Executive Officer
Women's Enterprise Organizations of Canada

I’ve attended so many of these conferences and always end up zoning out or losing interest. Cherry Rose’s keynote was the complete opposite. Her story was so real, and I was captivated and engaged through every moment of her talk.

Evan Woo

Student Trustee
Toronto District School Board

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Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Cherry Rose Tan to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Cherry Rose Tan for your event. As Cherry Rose Tan's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization's behalf to try to help you get in touch with Cherry Rose Tan and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Cherry Rose Tan for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Cherry Rose Tan, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada's top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

When SBC receives a request to book Cherry Rose Tan we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization's event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Cherry Rose Tan about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker's fees. If you are looking to hire Cherry Rose Tan, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

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