David Madié is the founder of GrowthWheel International Inc. and creator and designer of GrowthWheel - a visual toolbox and cloud-based platform used by business advisors to help client companies make decisions and take action .
As the creator of GrowthWheel, since 2008 David has trained and certified more than 2,000 business advisors, incubator managers, and entrepreneurship educators in 40 US states and 34 countries around the world
David is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences doing talks about economic development, incubation and best business advisory practices.
David started his first company as a business school student, before he went on to build more than ten companies and joint ventures in Scandinavia, South Asia, East Africa and North America. On David’s track record is the company NetGuide - an web agency focusing on setting up joint venture companies in developing countries. Together with his two business partners, he grew NetGuide from 3 to 100 employees in 9 years, and set up joint venture companies in Denmark, Sweden, Uganda, Kenya, Bangladesh and Malaysia. The company was sold to US-based investors in 2000.
The World Economic Forum recognized Davids pioneering work in bridging the digital divide by selecting him in 2002 as one of 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow.
Educated with a M.Sc. in Economics and Business administration from Aarhus Business School in Denmark. David has occasionally returned to the academic world and conducted entrepreneurship courses at Parsons The New School of Design in New York City, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Albany, NY, and at the University of Copenhagen.
David is chairman of the board of several growth companies, including the kids furniture design company bObles and Daintel, an IT-company developing software technologies for intensive care units. He also serves as an advisor on entrepreneurship policy to the Danish Business Authority (Ministry of Business and Growth).
David lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Sophie and their children Amelié and Léon.