Mike Silagadze has grown Top Hat into the market leader in student engagement software, used by millions of students at three quarters of the top 1,000 colleges and universities in North America. Silagadze is an active speaker and lecturer in the higher education, technology and startup communities, having lectured at the Rotman Commerce Entrepreneurship Organization, the ASU GSV Summit, MaRS, Tech Fest Toronto, SAAS North and T-E-Dx-Laurier-University, among many other organizations and events.