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David Collette has experienced the roller coaster ride of being an early stage Founder and worked as a professional Manager within the process and structure of multinational corporations. His career ranges from being a Founder in two startups (virtual reality head mounted displays and game systems and wearable computers) to Corporate Marketing and Business Development roles focused on creating value within billion dollar companies. His corporate responsibilities included global innovation, product development, corporate strategy and M&A due diligence. He is President of Substratum Group, a startup focusing on solving the $9 billion walkway safety problem. He is a member of Cintrifuse, a Mentor for multiple startups at Uptech, and is CFO/COO for multiple startups.

He has a BSc, Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business  with a focus in Entrepreneurial Finance and New Venture Strategy. He spent 11 years as a Pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

He has demonstrated achievements in:

  • New Venture Strategy Development and Execution
  • Early Stage Financial Modeling
  • New Product Development and Launch
  • Classical Marketing Strategy Development and Execution
  • Corporate M&A Due Diligence