About

5X founder; designer; product expert; full-stack developer and software engineer; experienced executive; teacher, mentor, and perpetual student.

5x
Founder

Product
Expert

Full Stack
Developer

UX / UI
Designer

38+ projects sucessfully launched!

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What I do

Design

I design brands and products, from graphic and visual to user experiences and interfaces.

Build

I build applications and websites, as a full stack web developer and software
engineer.

Teach

I teach web development, UI/UX, and product design for world class technical schools.

Companies
Projects
Non-Profits
Hours of ABGT
Stack

JAMstack (JavaScript, APIs, Markup); SCSS (SASS), HTML, and Bootstrap; CSS library coding with Flexbox and Grid; jQuery, JSON, Parsing, and AJAX; React; OOP (Object Oriented Programming); Software engineering with MVC; Relational Database Design & queries with SQL and Postgresql; Ruby; Trello, SCRUM, Agile, Slack, Zapier; Heroku, Middleman, Stripe, Netlify, MailChimp, WeChat, analytics, and Twilio; Git and Github; UI / UX; Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, PS, InDesign); Graphic; Wireframes, mockups, and prototypes; InVision; Figma, Sketch, and Principle.

Product

95%

Frontend

90%

UI

90%

Backend

70%

UX

90%

Dev Ops

85%
Contract and Freelance

ALFA

Fitness and Coaching

Fitness

DANA

Creative Direction Portfolio

Design Portfolio

Power Market

Software for Solar Analytics

Sustainable Energy Machine Learning

GetHenry

Integrated E-Mobility

Micro Mobility

V2X Network

Autonomous Vehicle Payments

Blockchain Fintech

Urban SDK

Mobility Data Platform

Smart Cities

Experience

Product Expert // Techstars 2020

Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator is focused on transformative smart mobility technologies with a concentration on smart infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, sustainable energy, and smart cities.

Turin, Italy

Co-Founder & CEO // GOJI 2019

GOJI is an education marketplace and learning service platform, connecting students to tutors. The global learning community is currently over 75K strong, with students and educators connecting from more than 100 countries.

Toronto, Canada

Co-Founder & CPO // SAASport 2018

SAASport is the first toolkit for SaaS in China. With one line of code, SAASport adapts your SaaS model to the Chinese market, transforming WeChat and Alipay's one-time charge logic into automated payments; by functioning as a payment interface built on top of Stripe.

Shanghai, China

Co-Founder & CTO // SignHow 2018

SignHow is the first global sign language dictionary created by the community for the community. It is a crowd-sourced, visual platform, built to empower deaf communities around the world with access to free education. It is in wide-use today, receiving over 300K daily visits.

Queensland, Australia

Co-Founder & CEO // Wetsgroup 2014

Westgroup is the foremost Canadian education company in Zhejiang Province - having taught thousands of students; and clients including: Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits, and univerisites; and collaborated on numerous projects with the Chinese government.

Hangzhou, China

Academic Education

Universiteit Gent

Economics (Behavioural Economics; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Intersections of Psychology, Sociology, and Economics); Magna Cum Laude.

Gent, Belgium

Aix-Marseille Université

Master d'Analyse Economique du Droit et des Institutions (Business Law and Economics); Master II; 3.9 GPA; Summa Cum Laude.

Aix-en-Provence, France

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam: School of Law

Law (Competition Law; Tort Law; Contract Law; Environmental Law; Property Law; Corporate Law).

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Concordia University

Double bachelor's degree, majoring in Political Science and Geopolitics; minoring in Foreign Languages.

Montreal, Canada

Beijing Foreign Studies University

Chinese Language (Mandarin) and Culture; President of the Student Council; Summa Cum Laude.

Beijing, China

University of King's College

Canada's most prestigious humanities program; moves forward chronologically from the ancient to the contemporary world.

Halifax, Canada

Universität Hamburg

Masters Thesis: The Political Economy of Investment Law: The Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement.

Hamburg, Germany

Peking University

Business Chinese (Mandarin), culture, and etiquette; with a focus on pitching and public speaking in Chinese.

Beijing, China

Keynotes and Panels
April 14, 2018 | Keynote

TechCrunch China

April 14, 2018 | Keynote

True North Conference

April 14, 2018 | Panel

Slush Shanghai

Ambassadorships and Mentoring
April 14, 2018 | Ambassador

Government of China

Selected to be the face of Hangzhou, a city of 28 million people — which is an honour awarded for outstanding achievement by a foreign public figure; in the fields of business, leadership, and culture in China.

April 14, 2018 | Mentor

Founder Institute

Startup mentor in product design, and go-to-market strategy, for the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, with chapters across 185+ cities and Graduates that have built companies exceeding USD20B in estimated value.

April 14, 2018 | Ambassador

Le Wagon x naked Hub

One of four ambassadors selected to spearhead a six-month initiative to bring the business and tech communities of China closer together; acting on behalf of Le Wagon (the #1, top-ranked coding school globally) and naked Hub.