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Michael J. Gilbert

Advisor Dallas/Fort Worth Area, US

Funding Expert for Businesses and Startups, The Garage. Previously CEO, Street Level Consultants.

Funding Expert for Businesses and Startups, The Garage. Previously CEO, Street Level Consultants.

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Involved In

Founder

element6 Group

Advisor

Brevida
Servergy
International Galleries
The Gents Place
HailStrike
Jurify
TruEnergy
TangoTab
InProximity
Oyokey
Womanars.com

Positions

EVP Sales and Operations DeedGuard January 2015 - present
Funding Expert for Businesses and Startups The Garage January 2012 - present
CEO Street Level Consultants July 2003 - March 2013
CEO / Founder element6 Group August 2009 - November 2011
CEO Boondock Broadband 2004 - 2007
CEO Street Level Media 2002 - 2005

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Healthcare
  • • Social Impact
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Hardware
  • • Medical Devices

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Jayne Rios
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Express Yourself eLearning and Founder & CEO, Acts 2 Technology, LLC. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Michael has been there done that! He's created businesses and sold them. He knows how to structure a business from start up through launch ... to exit strategies.
Todd Wostrel
They're my advisor: Brevida  •  CEO, Brevida. Previously CTO, Order Mapper Inc., SMU MSSE, MBA. PMP.
Michael is a serial entrepreneur and he is very active in sharing the lessons he has learned over his many ventures. Entrepreneurs would be ... fortunate to have Michael as an advisor.
Michael Thompson
They're my advisor: InProximity  •  Founder and President, inProximity, LLC. Previously Project Engineer, U.S. Department of Commerce.
He advices based upon what works in real life and not just in the classroom. He is also dedicated to those he is advising.
Burke Franklin
They're my friends  •  Owner, JIAN. Previously Instructor - Business Plans, CEO Space. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Knows his stuff, tenacity and honest
Adam "Jax Daws" Lotia
We worked together  •  Innovation Coach \ Sr. Specialist Technical Architect, AT&T Foundry, Plano Texas and Producer and Technical Consultant, Freelance Jax.
Michael has real down to earth experience. He knows from experience how to really truly run companies. Michael is the one we all look to to ... bounce ideas off of as well as really look to for advice in how to make things better. I trust Michaels experience but also his intuition in what is going on. It's not only experience but passion and the willing to continually learn and work that also makes Michael a great resource for anyone.
Michael Cain
They're my friends  •  Principal, Trinity Diversified Film Fund and President, M3 Films LLC.
Michael is a great combination of a left brain/right brain entrepreneur. While being methodical, persistent and practical, he is also someon ... e who takes initiative, thinks out of the box and is creative in his approach and execution.
Kay Caldwell
They're my mentor  •  Realtor, Virginia Cook Realtors and Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kay Consulting Services.
Michael is a brilliant, creative visionary and has resources to mentor, advise and follow through with success for new start up businesses a ... nd existing businesses in trouble. He has an extraordinary insight in to human nature with his intuitive mind. He has excellent leadership talents to go with so many other attributes he has to offer.
Daniel A. Gilbert, M.B.A. & S.F.P.
They're my friends  •  Global Sustainability Lead & AMS Continuous Improvement Lead - HP Account, ISS Facility Services A/S. University of Michigan grad.
Michael is enthusiastic, honest and speaks to people at their level of interest and understanding. He's been through the process and can co ... ncisely and accurately convey that process to potential start-up owners.
Nancy J. Hong nancy.hong@unt.edu
They're my mentor  •  Executive Director, Innovation Greenhouse @ UNT.
Experience
Kevin Vela
We worked together  •  Founder, Dallas Angel Network and Managing Partner, Vela Keller PC.
Tons of experience; truly understands the startup mentality.
Aaron Dunn
They're my friends  •  Consumer Marketing, Social Commerce Startup (Currently in Stealth Mode) and Account Manager, Line Masters.
If you know anything about Michael, his value as an advisor speaks for itself. Having started 17 businesses over 29 years, he's amassed a we ... alth of experience from ideation, market/strategy development, fundraising, execution, business development, and mergers and acquisitions. I can't wait to see what he'll do next!
Carlo M Govia
We worked together  •  Founder, TapSpaces, Inc.. Previously Co-Founder, Akela Corporation. University of Chicago grad.
Michael is a vey hands on advisor with deep knowledge startup funding.
Tammy Mize Johnson
Product Marketing, Ed Tech, Americas, Texas Instruments and Co-Founder, Business Development, Brevida.

Bob Wright
We worked together  •  Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at Dallas and Partner, Palter Stokley Sims Wright PLLC.
Bob has had successful exits as an entrepreneur himself giving him a view few others have; that being from both sides of the table. His app ... roach is friendly but direct, humble but intelligent and knows the end game is thought of before you start. Basically, Bob gets it and gets it done.

Michael Thompson
We worked together  •  Founder and President, inProximity, LLC. Previously Project Engineer, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Michael is one of those rare entrepreneur's that thinks at the speed of light, is extremely analytic but puts his ideas into action and exec ... utes with precision. His entrepreneur, financial and tech skills are certainly the best I've seen in my 30 years in business. His previous successes speak volumes.

Ray Wilczynski
We worked together  •  Senior Partner, Stratcom LLC. Previously Sr. Product Manager, SunGard Availability Services.
Ray is an extremely intuitive entrepreneur and advisor. He's an outside the box thinker and makes you think in ways you have not to ensure t ... ime and money are not wasted. I'd welcome Ray onto any of my teams again. Ray is a successful entrepreneur in his own right.

Todd Wostrel
They're my advisor  •  CEO, Brevida. Previously CTO, Order Mapper Inc., SMU MSSE, MBA. PMP.
Todd already is a successful entrepreneur. He's taken a big vision, brought about quick results and revenue. He is focused and determined to ... make it work. He's resourceful with his funds and open to coaching. Todd is a rarity in that he's highly intelligent but humble enough to know none of us have all the answers or the network we need to be successful and thus has been humble enough to know when to seek help. I'd hire Todd in a heart beat on future projects.

Adam "Jax Daws" Lotia
We worked together  •  Innovation Coach \ Sr. Specialist Technical Architect, AT&T Foundry, Plano Texas and Producer and Technical Consultant, Freelance Jax.
Adam is a high energy, highly intellectual guy with vast experience and deep connections in multiple industries making him extremely intuiti ... ve. He's also one of the best business problem solvers I've run across in business.