Stefan is an entrepreneur, writer, and speaker passionate about money, diversity & inclusion, and the people behind tech.
He has interviewed over 200 entrepreneurs and built nationally-recognized brands. Stefan is currently the CEO of PulseBlueprint, a company that solves the problems that keep entrepreneurs up at night. He was previously Communications Lead at blockchain + cryptocurrency startup Coinsquare. Stefan’s side hustle is founding national LGBTQ+ nonprofit Venture Out to foster inclusion in the tech and entrepreneurial world.
Stefan’s speaking career began by teaching businesses how to attract and retain LGBTQ talent. That was half a decade ago and now he feels fortunate to get to have conversations around diversity & inclusion, tech innovation, and entrepreneurship on a regular basis.
Stefan has spoken at events for Salesforce, Yale University, TD Bank, Microsoft, Maple Leaf Foods, and more.
Diversity and Inclusion in Plain English
Taking the high level, often elitist terminology associated with diversity and inclusion (what is intersectional privileged oppressive identity, anyway?) and breaking it into a more practical definition.
The tangible, on-the-ground definition of diversity and inclusion at work.
What D&I *really* is, how to communicate it and hold your ground against naysayers, and how to cultivate understanding and empathy in your organization.
Intrapreneurs to the front: How to cultivate intrapreneurship at your company
Many companies say they want “entrepreneurial mindsets in the organization” (aka intrapreneurship), but few realize that an “intrapreneur” is not just a synonym for “employee with initiative”.
Most companies who want intrapreneurship think they just need to hire an entrepreneur to come work as an employee and boom, innovation.. But cultivating intrapreneurship is actually about the *structures you put in place* over the *type of person you find*.
The three fundamentals your company needs to support and benefit from intrapreneurship (transparency, autonomy, parameters).