University of Calgary, Canada
Oleksiy Osiyevskyy is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, where he also serves as the MBA program director. Oleksiy leads the Global Business Futures Initiative, an emerging thought leadership center aimed at preparing established businesses to thrive on disruption in the global marketplace. In his scholarship, supported by the Future Fund Fellowship, he concentrates on the problem of achieving and sustaining firm growth and prosperous longevity through successful engagement in entrepreneurial strategies. Oleksiy founded his first Internet startup back in 2003, during his undergraduate studies. Since that time, he has been actively engaged in real-world business practice across the globe as an entrepreneur, manager within large companies, consultant and educator. Oleksiy has mentored, co-founded, invested in, and served on the boards of numerous startups within a broad range of industries (education, food, medical devices, transportation, e-commerce, among others), and engaged in strategic innovation projects within large organizations.