Derek Denholm. Tech Entrepreneur & Internet Marketing Specialist
I founded my first tech startup when I was 16, quickly grew it to $750,000 in annual sales. I sold that company at 19 and have never looked back. Today, I’m a serial entrepreneur and CEO of a fast-growing Vancouver-based Internet marketing company, Global Bend Marketing. I’m passionate about technology and business – now I’m looking to building relationships with those who share that passion.
My EXPERIENCE. My VALUES
I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur creating a startup from my parent’s basement in Hamilton, even if that’s what I was. But I had a business idea. I had youthful enthusiasm and an ability to solve problems, -- whether that meant finding funding to expand quickly (without easy access to capital) or changing a business model 180-degrees when reliable markets closed off and new markets were opening up.
I quickly learned the value of a strong work ethic and integrity in business – and those lessons stick for life. Since then, I’ve started up multiple business ventures and win contracts over tough competitors.
My OBJECTIVE. Building relationships for NEW BUSINESS VENTURES
Probably the most important thing that’s stuck with me was the importance of building relationships with smart people. You can’t do everything yourself. That principle applies whether I’m providing digital marketing services to a client who needs help, or partnering with other entrepreneurs on exciting new business ventures.
Looking forward to hearing from you.