Mike Michalowicz (pronounced Mi-COW-Low-Witz) started his first business at the age of 24, moving his young family to the only safe place he could afford – a retirement village. With limited resources and no experience, he systematically bootstrapped a multi-million dollar technology business, sleeping in conference rooms to avoid hotel costs. After selling his first company, Mike launched a new business the very next day, and in less than three years, sold it to a Fortune 500. With his newest multi-million dollar venture, Obsidian Launch, he fosters start-up businesses with his “get rich right” approach.
The host of the brand new business reality show, Bailout!, Mike is a graduate of Inc. & MIT’s “Birthing of Giants” Entrepreneurial Program. He has received multiple entrepreneurship awards, including the SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Mike is a recurring guest on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, ABC News, Fox News and other television programs. He has also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, US News & World Report, National Public Radio (NPR), the New York Times, and other publications.
Mike is a frequent guest lecturer for entrepreneurial groups and professional business groups throughout the world. Mike is also a guest lecturer for collegiate entrepreneurial programs such as Babson, Boston College, Columbia, Emerson, Harvard, Penn State, Pepperdine and Princeton.