Sean is an internationally renowned visual thinker, Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, turned international entrepreneurial program designer, educator, and entrepreneurial community builder. He brings 20+ years of practical entrepreneurial experience having founded or co-founded 21 businesses and 3 non-profit organizations in the last 22 years. Regarded as a community-builder, Sean has provided visual thinking tools as a graphic facilitator for Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, not-for-profits, and emerging companies. He has developed a number of experiential-based entrepreneurial education activities; authored 8 books and numerous manuals, to include designing and building start-up programming, mentor networks, award and recognition programs, and international entrepreneurial ecosystems design.
Sean has extensive experience working in diverse countries implementing successful entrepreneurial ecosystem projects that connect global StartUp Cup and WECREATE Center organizers and regional partners to accelerate entrepreneurial development. He is an entrepreneur working with entrepreneurs providing rapid development, generating quick and lasting impact to meet the specific needs of the country and local communities. StartUp Cup is focused in Sub-Saharan Africa, the MENA region, and the Lower Mekong region. The global reach and impact of StartUp Cup is due in great measure to Sean’s visionary leadership, and extensive experience as a Silicon Valley start-up business innovator, entrepreneur and connector.
Sean’s technical practices range from entrepreneurial program design, development and implementation, organizational development, entrepreneurial ecosystem architecture, women entrepreneurship empowerment, along with entrepreneurial mentoring and development. Notably, there’s a special pride in the depth of data collection, documentation and the measurement of the impact Sean’s team has had on the global entrepreneurship landscape.