Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series: Dan Shimmerman

February 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
York University, Second Student Centre
4700 Keele Street
Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series: Dan Shimmerman @ York University, Second Student Centre

LaunchYU has partnered with  York University's Divison of Advancement to bring you the LaunchYU Speaker Series; a series featuring top York University alumni entrepreneurs. Each part of the series will aim to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that they have encountered in their journeys.

These talks are meant to INSPIREMOTIVATE, and EDUCATE the audience on the realities of launching a startup in today’s world.


Successful Failure: My Bumpy Ride to Becoming a Software Entrepreneur

Speaker: Dan Shimmerman

As President and CEO of Blueprint, Dan Shimmerman is blazing a trail for Blueprint as the global standard for the rapidly emerging requirements definition management (RDM) market.

Dan has a proven track record of success in delivering strategic vision and value for all stakeholders. Prior to joining Blueprint, he was President and CEO of Varicent Software, a global provider of sales performance management solutions, which was acquired by IBM in 2012. Over the course of his career, he has worked with a wealth of world-class clients, including Citi, JPMC, Bank of America, Nike, Ford, Deutsche Bank, Manulife Insurance, Aetna Insurance, Zurich, Lincoln Financial Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, General Electric and Jim Beam Brands.


6pm-6:30pm: Registration, Networking, Refreshments

6:30pm-8:00pm: Dan Shimmerman Presentation, Q&A

Your FREE registration includes:

-Opportunity to ask Dan Shimmerman your question during live Q&A

-Complimentary headshot for your Linkedin profile/website

-Live music


-Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres