Recently chosen as Canada's #1 B2B Sales Expert by LinkedIn, Craig Elias is an award-winning entrepreneur, author and a sought-after business advisor.
Craig’s first business, InnerSell, went from initial launch to being funded by a Tier 1 US-based Venture Capitalist in less than 12 months and was twice named by Dow Jones as one of the 50 most promising companies in North America.
Craig has been a National Growth Advisor for Goldman Sachs’ and Babson College’s 10,000 Small Business Program in Boston, is on the advisory board for Nudge.ai (an artificial intelligence company started by a founder of Eloqua, which was sold to Oracle for $957 Million US) in Toronto, and is a mentor for the GrowthX Academy in San Francisco.
He leverages a Community Based Entrepreneurship approach to create, capacity building, experiential learning programs, like WannaB Wednesdays, the Innovation Rodeo and 150 Startups,
His passion is helping students from colleges and universities across Alberta build entrepreneurial competence and confidence so they act like, not just think like, entrepreneurs and become an Entrepreneur at the age of 23 instead of waiting until they are 43 – the North American average for a first-time entrepreneur.
In his spare time he leads a local scout troop that is sending a contingent to the upcoming World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia and when it’s -25, during Calgary's outdoor ice season, odds are you’ll find him at the Wildwood Community Rink making or maintaining the ice.
For the past four years, Craig has been the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bow Valley College in downtown Calgary and he currently runs three different student pitch competitions.
My motto is "No Regrets.”
My philosophy is "Integrity Above ALL Else."
My values are "Family, Creativity, & Persistence."
The best way to reach me is phone/text (+1.403.874.2998).
Call or text me anytime you want to pick my brain or get a different perspective, on prospecting, lead generation, qualifying, closing, sales, marketing, using social media in B2B sales, perfecting your pitch, get feedback on a business idea, or connect in person at the Good Earth Cafe inside City Hall.