Ron Shlien

Ron Shlien

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Montreal, Quebec

Entrepreneur | Innovator | Franchising Pioneer | AI Mentor | STEM Educator | Government Executive

Ron Shlien's entrepreneurial journey began at age 13 with Mad Science, inspiring over 70 million children globally to experience the wonders of STEM while leading an enthusiastic team of over 68,000. Beyond business, he influences education, venture capital, philanthropy, and governmental innovation. As Canada's entrepreneur-in-residence, he spearheaded ground-breaking initiatives, injecting creative thinking and positioning Canada as an innovation hub. Through philanthropy, Ron champions children and community causes, with a special focus on Diabetes. With 35 years of hands-on leadership and a no-nonsense attitude, his energetic presentations inspire transformative change and ignite dialogue.
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RON SHLIEN BIOGRAPHY

Ron Shlien’s lifetime achievements embody the transformative force of entrepreneurship, fueled by creativity, philanthropy, and professionalism. His journey commenced with the co-founding of Mad Science at the age of 13, a franchised venture that has inspired an astonishing 70 million children across 29 countries to pursue STEM careers. However, Ron’s entrepreneurial endeavors transcend Mad Science, encompassing education, angel investing, philanthropy, and governmental innovation.

In his ground-breaking role as Canada’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Ron reshaped the landscape of governmental creativity. Collaborating with Canada’s most senior federal leaders, he spearheaded initiatives to redefine regulatory responsiveness, explore emerging technologies, and position Canada as a global innovation hub.

Through Mad Science, Ron has empowered millions of children globally, ensuring universal access to STEM education while championing diversity and inclusivity. His philanthropic endeavors encompass various children’s causes, from advancing STEM education to fostering health innovation and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs. Recognized with prestigious awards, Ron’s contributions have earned accolades from esteemed figures in Canada and beyond, cementing his legacy as a trailblazer.

Ron’s presentations are distinguished by unparalleled depth of understanding, backed by thirty-five years of expertise, and marked by candidness. With a thought-provoking approach, Ron delivers a unique and custom-tailored perspective to every stage he graces, sparking engaging discussions and inspiring audiences to delve into fresh ideas. Prepare for a journey of discovery, transformation, and renewal.

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Ron Shlien Topic Presentations

From Teen Entrepreneur To Global Innovator: the Mad Science Journey

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  • Join us for an inspiring and enlightening presentation as we delve into Ron’s remarkable journey, the visionary co-founder and creative force behind Mad Science. At the young age of 13, fueled by a passion for science and a drive to inspire STEM curiosity in others, Ron embarked on an extraordinary entrepreneurial journey that grew into an organization reaching millions of children and employing thousands. Against all odds, Ron transformed this childhood dream into a global phenomenon, revolutionizing the way science education is delivered to children around the world.

    Through captivating storytelling and firsthand anecdotes, Ron shares the challenges, triumphs, and pivotal moments that defined the evolution of Mad Science from a grassroots initiative to an international powerhouse. From humble beginnings in his hometown to establishing a network of franchises spanning across continents, Ron offers invaluable insights into the principles of entrepreneurship, innovation, and resilience that drove the success of Mad Science.

    As Ron reflects on the growth and impact of Mad Science, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the power of passion, perseverance, and purpose in shaping a vision into reality. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned business leader, or simply curious about the fascinating world of Mad Science, this presentation promises to ignite your imagination, spark inspiration, and leave you with a renewed sense of possibility. Don’t miss this opportunity to join Ron Shlien on a journey of discovery and transformation that proves anything is possible with dedication, creativity, and a sprinkle of scientific magic.

Struggle To Success: How To Become A First-generation Entrepreneur

Igniting Transformation: Leadership and Change Management Unleashed

An Entrepreneur’s Journey and the Stuff Never Taught

Empowering Tomorrow's Innovators: the Critical Role of Stem Education for Global Competitiveness

The Collaborative Power of Franchising

Breaking the Cycle: Understanding Generational Poverty and Building Financial Literacy

An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Government Innovation

Government Reform, An Inside-out Perspective

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