Michael Kiel

Founder & CEO


Role with Startup Week:

With over 14 years of entrepreneurial experience, Michael is passionate about creating innovative solutions that connect and empower people in niche markets. As the founder of Boat Planet, he is leading the development of the first AI-powered platform that connects boaters with local marine professionals that maintain, fix, and clean boats.Michael has a proven track record of growing businesses from scratch to success, as evidenced by his previous ventures in inbound marketing and commercial real estate. He has also achieved multiple certifications in online marketing and lead generation, and manages a 47,000+ member Facebook group for boat owners. Michael is an avid boater and loves being on the water, exploring new destinations, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues.

Sessions with

Michael Kiel

Sep 19
3:00 pm
Building a Community of Early Adopters

Hear the story of how I used a Facebook group first to validate my startup idea and then to create a community of passionate early adopters.

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