Michael Beaton


Sales, Business Development, Fundraising, Growth Hacking, Marketing, Design

Detroit, Michigan, US


Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Michael

Michael Beaton's mission and purpose is to grow businesses. He does this by turning operating and financial data into strategies, tactics, and levers that lead to traction. He uses the scientific method (hypothesis and data) to determine traction. From there, it's a process of scaling up, doing what works and cutting the things that don't.

He has a strong background in strategic planning, business models, marketing, IT operations, and business process engineering. Michael earned both his BBA and MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Michael and his family live in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. In his spare time, Michael is an avid golfer, runs an occasional mini-triathlon, and races cars. He is also a big fan of Detroit’s professional sports teams and the University of Michigan football, basketball, and hockey.


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill


Marketing Executive | Entrepreneur | Growth Hacker | Board Member to Growing Companies | Techstars Mobility Mentor

Work Experience

Director, Marketing

MadDog Ventures

January 2016 - December 2016


University of Michigan Ross Business School


2001 - 2005

University of Michigan Ross Business School


1991 - 1995


Techstars Mobility Mentor


Techstars Mobility Mentor